Cricket Association of Bengal has made a profit of Rs 5 crore after hosting ICC World T20 matches including the India-Pakistan clash and the final. CAB’s Working committee meeting has taken place today. After the meeting, CAB joint secretary Avishek Dalmiya told about profit. “We have had an income of Rs 8.5 crore and we are expecting more from the ticket sales,” he said.
The profit is significant since the CAB’s balance sheet had revealed a deficit of Rs 3.70 Crore at this time in 2015. The CAB now plans to invest judiciously in infrastructure development and grooming coaches in all of its centres.
CAB President Sourav Ganguly also happy for this profit. “We have made huge profits. We will overhaul the infrastructure and will develop indoor facilities in districts,” president Ganguly said. The Eden will host New Zealand for the first time in 50 years when they play a Test here in their upcoming three-Test match tour tentatively in October. “We are planning to invite some former players of both the countries and also to have a host of other plans to make it special. We also plan to have a kids arena, and more crowd involvement during the Test,” he added.
Working committee has given a proposal to build a statue of former president late Jagmohan Dalmiya and name a tournament after him. “A committee will be formed to look into this,” Dalmiya’s son Avishek told.
The new concept of the pink ball is introduced to cricket and India is quick to adopt it as Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has announced that Eden Gardens will host the first ever pink ball match in India. CAB has hosted a competition named Super League. pink Kookaburra ball is used in the day-night final match. Mohun Bagan beat Bhowanipur Club by 296 runs in India’s first-ever pink ball four-day match under lights at Eden Gardens. Mohammad Shami grabbed seven wickets in this match.