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Poor show irks CAB

Calcutta: With Bengal’s performance taking a nosedive in the ongoing Ranji Trophy — they lost by 270 runs to Saurashtra in Rajkot on Tuesday — the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) is very disappointed and irked by the show.

President Jagmohan Dalmiya is set to hold an emergent meeting with the team management once the team returns. Sources said that coach Woorkeri Raman could be served with a show cause notice as well.

“There are just two matches remaining this season. And the team’s performance seems to hit a new low with every match.

“So something had to be done to ensure there’s an improvement at least in the remaining two matches,” CAB treasurer Biswarup Dey said on Tuesday.

The team management’s decision to go in with just one spinner on a turning track in Rajkot has also left the state association highly annoyed.

“How can you expect results when just one spinner plays on a turner?” he asked. “Besides, none of the top three batsmen are among runs. In fact, there’s not even a stable top-order in the playing XI.”