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CAB Elections: Saurav Ganguly set to be re-elected but only till July 2020

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Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is set to be re-elected as Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president as there was no opposition against his five-member panel with the deadline for filing nomination ending on Saturday.


The CAB will hold its 85th Annual General Meeting on September 28, as per Committee of Administrators’ (CoA) diktat.


It will be Ganguly’s second term after he became the president in 2015, following the death of Jagmohan Dalmiya. Ganguly, who was a joint secretary from 2014, will have his six years as office-bearer completed in July 2020, which is 10 months from now before the mandatory cooling-off starts.


As of now, he holds no other position on record as his term as mentor of Delhi Capitals had officially ended after IPL 2019.


It can however be renewed prior to 2020 IPL and in that case, it will be interesting if Ganguly continues as CAB president from April onwards.


Dalmiya’s son Abhishek will be elevated from joint secretary’s post to secretary while Debabrata Das of Town Club will be lone joint secretary.


CAB earlier had five vice-presidents but veteran administrator Naresh Ojha will be the only vice-president now. Debashis Ganguly is the treasurer.


In case, Ganguly quits his president’s post earlier than July, Abhishek, who has made his mark as a young administrator, is likely to take over as the president.


The Supreme Court on Friday had cleared decks for the state associations to hold elections, restricting the disqualification from contesting to only office-bearers only.


A few days back, Committee of Administrators (CoA) in their electoral directive had mentioned that even the tenure of service in the Working Committee will be calculated to determine the ‘cooling off’ period, which had put a question mark on Ganguly’s eligibility as he had been a working committee member for three years before taking over as joint secretary in 2014 before becoming the president.


The CAB had last held its AGM in 2015 under Jagmohan Dalmiya era when the former BCCI president was elected unopposed for an eighth consecutive term.


In 2016, the CAB had to cancel their AGM in 2016 under “supervening circumstances” arising out of the Supreme Court order on Lodha Committee’s report.


The CAB panel

President: Sourav Ganguly; Vice-president: Naresh Ojha; Secretary: Avishek Dalmiya; Joint secretary: Debabrata Das; Treasurer: Debasish Ganguly.



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Pro Kabaddi 2019, Semifinal 2: All you need to know about Bengal Warriors

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Bengal Warriors will be coming into the semifinal 2 of Pro Kabaddi after a rest of six days and will be rearing to face U Mumba at Eka Arena by TransStadia, Ahmedabad, on Wednesday. U Mumba are on a five match unbeaten streak and entered semifinal after a comfortable win over Haryana Steelers in Eliminator 1.




PKL 2019: Bengal Warriors record

Win: 14

Lost: 5

Tie: 3




Best Raider – Maninder Singh

Maninder Singh is among the 5 raiders to score 200-plus raid points and one of the four raiders to average above 10 raid points this season. Maninder’s Do or Die raid strike rate of 80 is the second best among raiders, who have gone for a minimum of 20 D-o-D raids. However, Bengal Warriors are not entirely dependent on Maninder as the support raiders in Prapanjan, Nabibakhsh and Sukesh Hegde have contributed 47 per cent, while Maninder’s contribution was 43 per cent of team’s raid points.




Best Defender – Baldev Singh

Baldev Singh is on the verge of reaching 100 overall points in his second Pro Kabaddi League season. His average of 2.59 tackle points is already much better than his 1.33 tackle point average in Season 6. Sitting second in the list of most High 5s (6) in the season, Baldev could prove to be a big threat to U Mumba’s raiding unit – Abhishek Singh and Arjun Deshwal.


Pro Kabaddi 2019, Match 86: Bengal Warriors vs U Mumba video highlights



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Pro Kabaddi 2019 Live score: Delhi take on Bengaluru in semifinal 1 today

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In today’s Pro Kabaddi 2019 match, the semifinal 1 will be played between Dabang Delhi and Bengaluru Bulls at the Eka Arena TranStadia, Ahmedabad. In semifinal 2, Bengal Warriors will lock horns with U Mumba at same venue. The Delhi vs Bengaluru kabaddi match will begin at 7:30 pm IST.
 

Pro Kabaddi 2019 playoffs, Semifinal 2: U Mumba vs Bengal Warriors live streaming details

The U Mumba vs Bengal Warriors kabaddi match will begin at 8:30 pm IST after the first match ends. Kabaddi fans can catch Pro Kabaddi 2019 live action on Star Sports 1 and 2 and Star Sports 1 and 2 HD with English commentary, and on Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 HD Hindi. You can also live stream kabaddi matches on Hotstar.

 
Stay tuned for Bengal Warriors vs U Mumba and Dabang Delhi vs Bengaluru Bulls live match score here.

Relive UP Yoddha vs Bengaluru Bulls Eliminator 1 match. Watch the highlights

 

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Pro Kabaddi 2019: All you need to know about U Mumba ahead of semi-final 2

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In the semifinal 2 of Pro Kabaddi 2019, U Mumba will lock horns with Bengal Warriors at EKA Arena by TransStadia, Ahmedabad, on Wednesday. U Mumba had a shaky start of their PKL 2019 campaign but they managed to enter the playoffs with some brilliant defending skills of their corners – Sandeep Narwal and Fazel Atrachali. They entered in the playoffs with a four match unbeaten streak and continued their superb form in the Eliminators. They thrashed UP Yoddha 46-38.




PKL 2019: U Mumba record

Win: 13

Lost: 8

Tie: 2




Best Raider: Abhishek Singh

Abhishek Singh has emerged as a lead raider for U Mumba, scoring 16 raid points in the Eliminator and completed 150 raid points this season. He has scored nine Super 10s, including three Super raids at an average of 7.55. Abhishek was ably supported by a young raider Arjun Deshwal, who scored 15 raid points in the Eliminator 2 against Haryana Steelers.


Best defender: Fazel Atrachali

U Mumba skipper Fazel Atrachali has six tackle points against Bengal with just three unsuccessful tackles. In contrast, Surinder Singh has 10 unsuccessful tackles and just four tackle points (tackle strike rate 29). Sandeep Narwal hasn’t been able to establish himself against Bengal. Fazel Atrachali is at the top of the PKL 2019 defenders leaderboard with 81 tackle points in 23 matches.


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