Calcutta: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) plans to rope in Kapil Dev as a consultant for the Ranji side.
Jagmohan Dalmiya — who defeated challenger Samar Paul by 90 votes (104-14) at the annual general meeting, on Saturday, to remain the president — said that the modalities were yet to be worked out.
Kapil, India’s first World Cup-winning captain, is also a former coach (1999-2000) of the national team.
“Winning an election is not the main thing… Bengal cricket has improved a lot and it is our duty to ensure that we can maintain this trend,” Dalmiya said after the AGM.
“I spoke to Kapil this morning. His mere presence will make a huge difference… He will be an inspiration to the players.
“We are serious about it and don’t want to disclose the details which are being worked out. We will utilise his services for Bengal cricket in the best possible way,” the CAB president said.
Of the 121 affiliated units, three were absent on Saturday. There were no elections for the remaining positions.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who represented Barisha Club, spent around 35 minutes and left after casting his vote.
Meanwhile, the Indian team management’s lack of faith in Manoj Tiwary, despite Rohit Sharma’s continued failures, was the topic of discussion on the sidelines of the AGM.
Rohit was dismissed first ball during the third one-dayer, in Colombo, on Saturday. “Manoj will get his chance… He should be patient,” said Sourav.
President: Jagmohan Dalmiya; Vice-presidents: Sambhu Nath Poddar, Alok Nandy, Malay Kumar Basu, Subhas Kundu; Joint secretaries: Sujan Mukherjee & Subir Ganguly; Treasurer: Biswarup Dey.