Former India cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla donates MLA salary, BCCI pension to West Bengal government to fight coronavirus outbreak
Laxmi Ratan Shukla played three ODIs for India in 1999 before ankle injury cut short his career.
Pulwama terror attack: Sourav Ganguly-led CAB to take call over removing photos of Pakistan cricketers at Eden Gardens
Former India captain and Bengal cricket boss Sourav Ganguly Saturday said a decision would be taken soon on removal of Pakistan cricketers' photographs, including that of PM Imran Khan, from the walls of Eden Gardens in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.
Former India players Pragyan Ojha and Ashok Dinda were today involved in an ugly feud ahead of Bengal's Ranji Trophy group league encounter against Tamil Nadu in Rajkot and both nearly came to exchanging blows during the training session.
Former India cricketer turned state minister Laxmi Ratan Shukla on Friday criticised the concept of neutral venues in Ranji Trophy this season, saying the move will not work out.
104-year-old bodybuilder Manohar Aich, who was once a household name in Bengal after becoming India's first Mr Universe in 1952, died at his Baguiati residence this afternoon, according to family sources.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's new cabinet is likely to have some new faces, TMC sources said on Friday.
The new West Bengal Assembly will have a batch of greenhorns from the world of films, music and sports rubbing shoulders with seasoned politicians.
From 81 Twenty20s, Shukla had a healthy batting strike rate of 120.63 scoring 994 runs and taking 47 wickets at an average of 24.61.
With time running out fast for both the teams, Bengal and Railways will face off tomorrow in a must-win match to keep themselves in contention for quarters of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament.
Bengal rode on wicket-keeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha's exquisite 129 and Laxmi Ratan Shukla's 72 to reach 312/7 on day one of the Ranji Trophy.
Despite having got the Lala Amarnath award for the best all-rounder in domestic limited overs by the Board, the 32-year-old is still being overlooked.
Shukla was overlooked from the East Zone squad for Deodhar Trophy on "disciplinary grounds" by the zonal selection committee headed by Venkat.