Calcutta: Despite a downpour on Thursday morning, the S.K. Acharya Challenger Trophy will get under way on Friday, at the Jadavpur University Salt Lake Campus ground, with Bengal Seniors taking on Bengal A in a two-day encounter.
“We must get the tournament started by tomorrow. There cannot be any further delay. Even if we can’t start tomorrow’s match at the scheduled time, we’ll ensure there’s at least a delayed start,” a senior Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) official said on Thursday.
Laxmi Ratan Shukla has been named skipper of the Bengal senior team, while all-rounder Sayan Sekhar Mondal will lead Bengal A. With Shukla not taking the field in the opening game, Anustup Majumder may captain the senior team.