West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee feels CAB should install a Jagmohan Dalmiya bust at Eden Gardens

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) to erect a bust of former BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya.

"I think there should a bust of Jagmohan Dalmiya in CAB. The way we cannot forget Gostho Pal in football, we cannot forget Dalmiya in cricket," Mamata, who was the chief guest at the CAB annual awards, said in her address.

File image of Jagmohan Dalmiya. AFP

File image of Jagmohan Dalmiya. AFP

"The way he has worked for CAB and took Bengal cricket forward we can never forget his contribution," she said of Dalmiya, who died as BCCI President in 2015.

The CAB already has a proposal to install Dalmiya's bust near Dr BC Roy Club House at Eden Gardens entrance but the proposal is pending with the Ministry of Defence, th0 custodians of the land.

"We are trying for it but it's pending with the Army for about two years now. We need their permission to do anything here," said CAB president Sourav Ganguly.

Mamata also said it is a matter of pride that Kolkata would host the U-17 Football World Cup final in October.

"It's a matter of pride. We will get to see the future of world football. This is a huge gain for Kolkata. Sport is part of our culture," he said.

Mamata was gifted a personalised wall clock by CAB.


Published Date: Aug 08, 2017 07:01 pm | Updated Date: Aug 08, 2017 07:03 pm


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