Mayor’s Cup–CAB Inter School Invitational Cricket Tournament resumed today after a hiatus of two years with 32 better ranked teams, with CAB President assuring a bigger tournament once the pandemic lifted.
“We are happy that these young cricketers have returned to the ground after two years. You all know we could not risk holding the School Cricket Tournament as these young boys’ health was at risk. This time we are holding the tournament with 32 teams that had performed well in the last edition. We are also happy to say that all the players are vaccinated. In future it will be a bigger tournament for sure with even more schools involved,” said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
He further added, “We give a lot of importance to this school tournament as this can prove to be a supply line for Bengal. We appreciate KKR for taking interest and being a part of this meet. The players showing talent are spotted and groomed for future. There would be camps with KKR support staff after the end of the tournament with the players who perform better.
MIC Park and Gardens, Advertising, Sports and Car Parking, Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Debasish Kumar, who was present for the inauguration, said: “CAB has been organising this tournament very professionally for the last few years. It has only grown bigger and better. I congratulate them for this initiative as in the school cricket lies the stars of future and thank KKR for their participation.”
In the opening tie St James School and St Xavier’s School locked horns.
School Committee Chairman Sibabrata Dutta, Medical Committee Chairman Pradip Dey, Players’ Benefit and Benevolent Committee Chairman Santanu Mitra, Observer Committee Chairman Amalendu Biswas and other members were present on the occasion.