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CAB to felicitate Dhoni on Jan. 22

Calcutta: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) will felicitate Mahendra Singh Dhoni during the third one-day International against England at the Eden. India's most successful captain recently stepped down from the top position in the limited-overs format. He had earlier quit Test cricket in December 2014.

"We will felicitate Dhoni on January 22... The details are being worked out," CAB president Sourav Ganguly said on Tuesday.

The CAB has also decided to postpone the Jagmohan Dalmiya memorial lecture, which was scheduled to be held on January 21. Sunil Gavaskar was to have delivered the inaugural lecture.

"It is being postponed because of the tight schedule," Sourav said.

It was, however, learnt that the confused state of affairs within the BCCI and its affiliates is behind the postponement. The lecture was originally supposed to be held on September 28 last year but had to be postponed.

The BCCI had earlier put off the Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi memorial lecture, which was supposed to be delivered by former wicketkeeper-batsman Farokh Engineer on January 13.

Meanwhile, the CAB is expecting a reply from the Justice Lodha committee on whether an assistant secretary of the CAB would be considered as an office-bearer.

The matter concerns CAB treasurer Biswarup Dey, who has completed four years as a treasurer, four years as a joint-secretary and two years as the assistant secretary of the association. Dey had reasoned that an assistant secretary cannot be considered an office-bearer as he is nominated and not an elected member.


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