It's that time of the year for the Bengali Hindus and Assamese, who wake up to the `Dhak`(drum) beats every morning, following the ten-day long festival of Durga Puja. One is lost in worship, and in life and soul. A deep sense of pride and enthusiasm takes over you.
Former BCCI president Shashank Manohar on Saturday said that the amendment of the BCCI constituition in 2012 regarding president's post was done to ensure that BJP heavyweight Arun Jaitley became board chief in 2014 instead of N Srinivasan going for a second term.
International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasan will contest for Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)'s President post this year as well. As per the rotation policy of the board, currently it's East Zone turn to nominate their representative for BCCI's president.
Bengal recorded a facile nine-run victory over Odisha to emerge as East Zone league toppers and enter the main round of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament, at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday.
Skipper Laxmi Ratan Shukla struck an unbeaten 53 to set up former champions Bengal`s 44-run win over Assam in the East Zone league match for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament at Eden Gardens today.
Ian Dev Singh posted a scintillating 145, while Rajat Paliwal and Nitin Saini also scored unbeaten centuries as North Zone amassed a mamoth 591 for eight declared in their first innings against East Zone on the third day of the Duleep Trophy on Saturday.
Rajesh Boro and Rituraj Boro scored a hat-trick each as Assam raced to a 16-0 win over Tripura in their opening Pool B league game of the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior Men`s National Championship (East Zone) at Nagaon on Wednesday.
Opener Tanmay Srivastava kept Central Zone`s hopes of Duleep Trophy title alive with a patient 46 not out as his side ended the fourth day of the summit clash against East Zone at 74 for two in their first innings here today.
Bengal speedster Ashok Dinda`s hostile spell of fast bowling helped defending champions East Zone reach the final of the Duleep Trophy for the second successive time after beating South by virtue of 23-run first innings lead.
The first semifinal of the Duleep Trophy between defnding champions East Zone and South Zone is interestingly poised with the former scoring 126 for six in their second innings to enjoy a slender 152-run lead at stumps on day 3 here today.
Orissa all-rounder Biplab Samantray`s fine spell kept defending champions East Zone in hunt for a berth in Duleep Trophy final as South were precariously placed at 134 for five at stumps on the second day after bowling out their opponents for 267.
Terming his new job as a selector from East Zone as a "big challenge", former India stumper Saba Karim Thursday expressed happiness over his appointment and said he is looking forward to the new challenge.