EB in tough IFA Shield group
East Bengal have been placed in a tough group along with Churchill Brothers, Tollygunge Agragami and Indian Bank in the IFA Shield. The other group has JCT, Vasco, CPT and Mohammedan Sporting. The fixtures will be drawn up Wednesday.
Mohun Bagan have already expressed their inability to take part in the tournament.
Bengal in final
Category A — Nava Nalanda 179/4 in 20 ovs (Sapatarshi Chakraborty 69, Miland Das 67). La Martiniere 170/6 in 20 ovs (Abhisher Panja 39, Sagnick Basu 39; Muland Das 3/38). Nava Nalanda won by 9 runs.
Category B — Bhowanipur Edu. Society 165 in 24.4 ovs (Jeet Thakker 70, Nishant Dave 34; Soumabha Bhattacharya 4/33). South Point 166/2 in 19.2 ovs (Akash Mahindra 49, Soumabha Bhattacharya 46 n.o.). South Point won by 8 wkts.