The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) is not considering changing its coaching team, which includes former India batsman Arun Lal, as per secretary Snehasish Ganguly.
Bengal reached the Ranji Trophy final in 2020 after a 13-year drought, and they are currently in the quarterfinals after accumulating the highest total of 18 with three consecutive victories.
14 The number of occasions Bengal has made three appearances in the Ranji Trophy finals, including this year’s final. Only Mumbai and Delhi have made it to the final more times: Mumbai has done it 46 times while Delhi has done so 15 times.
Karnataka has made an appearance 14 times as well. Bengal, on the other hand, has only won the final twice, finishing second on 11 other occasions.
1990 Bengal won the Ranji Trophy the last time it was played, which was against Delhi. Sourav Ganguly, the current BCCI president, made his first-class debut in the Ranji final.
Arun Lal, who was the Bengals’ most successful batsman that season (645 runs in eight innings at a 107.50 average), is now the team’s coach. Bengal won their first Ranji title in 1938-39.
Bengal team is playing good competitive cricket: Snehasish Ganguly
“I’ve read in various parts of the media that CAB is in the process of hiring new coaching staff for the upcoming season,” Snehasish Ganguly stated.
“I’d like to state unequivocally that this information is false. In the middle of a season when the senior Bengal team is playing good competitive cricket, these rumors are unwarranted and detrimental.
Snehasish Ganguly continued, “The team is performing admirably. The coaching staff is performing admirably. CAB is pleased with the team’s present support structure, and any reports to the contrary are untrue and unfounded.”
Sourasish Lahiri, a former Bengal off-spinner, is Lal’s deputy. After the IPL, the Ranji Trophy knockout stage will continue in June.