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150 players drafted for inaugural CAB Women’s T20 & One-Day Club Tournament

ByNE India Broadcast

Apr 8, 2024 #CAB

In a glamorous ceremony at the Eden Gardens on Monday, the drafting process for the inaugural edition of the CAB Women’s Club Cricket tournament took place with 150 women cricketers picked by 10 clubs.

The purpose behind organising the meet is to identify, promote, and nurture talents from Bengal and to expose the players to the high-octane T20 competition, the Women’s Premier League.

 

“Thank you to all the clubs for participating in the tournament. This is a good platform for the players to showcase their talent to the coaches and spotters, and this could be a path to the Bengal team and also Women’s Premier League in future. I wish the cricketers all the best, and I hope you will give it all to win it for your team,” said CAB President Snehasish Ganguly.

“I am very happy that such a good tournament is being staged by CAB, and this will help us discover more women talent. The players should give their best. The initiative taken by Mr Ganguly will surely help,” said CAB Vice-President Amalendu Biswas.

“This will indeed be a tournament to watch out for as talented women cricketers will be in focus. I wish all the players the best, and I hope we will surely discover more talent for Bengal in the future,” cricketer Jhulan Goswami said.

Mohun Bagan Athletic Club, Bhawanipore Club, Barisha Sporting Club, East Bengal Club, Wari Athletic Club, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Aryan Club, Kalighat Club, Rajasthan Club and Town Club picked 15 players each in their team.

The teams will have a star marquee, Bengal senior, Bengal Under-23, Under-19, and Under-15 player in each team to provide proper balance to each side.

The format will see the 10 teams being divided into two groups, who will play in a league format followed by the knockout phase.

East Bengal, Wari Athletic Club, Kalighat Club, Barisha Sporting Club and Bhowanipore Club will be in Group A while Town Club, Aryan Club, Mohun Bagan, Mohammedan Sporting Club and Rajasthan Club will be in Group B.

All 10 captains sounded confident of their team’s chances in the tournament.

Source: CAB

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