Calcutta: Eden Gardens could be one of the venues when India host the West Indies for a five-match ODI series, besides three Tests, in October-November, CAB president Jagmohan Dalmiya said on Friday.
The BCCI is expected to announce the schedule at its tour programme and fixtures committee meeting on Saturday. “It’s been long since Eden last hosted an ODI. We are pretty confident that Eden would be allotted a one-dayer when the Windies are here,” Dalmiya told reporters.
Dalmiya is set to be elected unopposed for a seventh straight term as CAB president at Sunday’s annual general meeting. Talking about the AGM, Dalmiya said that Sourav Ganguly, who will be taking over as joint-secretary in place of Sujan Mukerjee (whose term ends on Sunday), is unlikely to attend the meeting.
“He’s not likely to be present… It seems Sourav will come only after the (third) Test. Probably, he will come for two to three days and then take charge,” Dalmiya remarked.
Meanwhile, on Friday evening, a group of members of the Aryan Club submitted a letter against its assistant joint secretary Samar Paul, citing various irregularities at the club.
“The club hasn’t had an AGM for the last 10 years. The last one was held way back in 2003. Besides, there are several other irregularities in the club, alleged an Aryan member. We, therefore, appeal to the CAB to take notice of this matter before Sunday’s AGM.”
Reacting to the allegations, Paul, who will be named as a CAB vice-president on Sunday, retorted: “These people are talking rubbish... Allegations are simply baseless…”
He, however, couldn’t recollect when the club’s last AGM was held.
Not 121, but 120 affiliated units will be present at the AGM since Bankura DSA won’t be represented due to confusion over its representative.