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Cricket Association of Bengal
Formation1928; 96 years ago (1928)[1]
HeadquartersDr. Bidhan Chandra Roy Club House, Fort William, Eden Gardens, Kolkata, West Bengal 700021
Snehasish Ganguly
AffiliationsBoard of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) is the governing body for cricket in the Indian state of West Bengal. It owns the Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata, where its headquarters are located.[2][3] CAB is a full member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and organises various events in West Bengal. It manages the Bengal cricket team, which has competed in domestic tournaments since 1935 and plays its home matches at Eden Gardens.


Panoramic View of the Eden Gardens during IPL 2008

Founded in 1928, the CAB has its headquarters in Kolkata and, as agreed with the BCCI, its jurisdiction extends over the entire State of West Bengal.[4] The Association has an Honorary President,[5] many of whom have been well-known cricketers. Former Bengal and India captain Sourav Ganguly was in office from 2015 to 2019. He was succeeded by Avishek Dalmiya, the son of former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, until 2022. Snehasish Ganguly, brother of Sourav, has held office since October 2022.

CAB's most prominent role is its management of the State team in national tournaments. Bengal have twice won the prestigious Ranji Trophy, in 1939 and 1990. The team has been runners-up 13 times and only Mumbai have appeared in more finals. CAB also organises international matches being held in West Bengal, especially those being played at Eden Gardens which has hosted Test cricket since 1934.[6]

Internally, the CAB organises various league and knockout tournaments for clubs in the Bengali District Associations. These include age group competitions such as under-13 and under-18. Among the more noted tournaments are:

  • CAB Superleague
  • CAB First Division League
  • CAB Senior Knockout
  • CAB One Day League
  • CAB Two Day League
  • A. N. Ghosh Memorial Trophy
  • P. Sen Trophy[7][8]
  • J. C. Mukherjee Trophy[9]


Cited sources

  1. ^ Early History of Bengal Cricket leading to the formation of the Cricket Association of Bengal in 1928. The Cricket Association Of Bengal.
  2. ^ "CALCUTTA — CRICKET CLUBS — Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)". Calcutta Yellow Pages Calcutta. Archived from the original on 27 April 2021. Retrieved 31 January 2023.
  3. ^ Banerjee, Joydeep; Karmakar, Rajat (21 November 2013). "আনাচে–কানাচে: ময়দান ও ক্লাব. ক্যালকাটা ক্রিকেট অ্যান্ড ফুটবল ক্লাব (সিসিএফসি)" [Maidan & Club: Calcutta Cricket and Football Club (CCFC)]. (in Bengali). Kolkata: Anandabazar Patrika. Archived from the original on 6 February 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2022.
  4. ^ CAB Rules, 23 August 2019, page 1
  5. ^ CAB Rules, 23 August 2019, page 6
  6. ^ "Wisden Almanack Test Report". ESPNcricinfo. Archived from the original on 23 December 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  7. ^ Sarkar, Sandip (24 June 2023). "ইডেনে দুরন্ত সেঞ্চুরি শাকিরের, ভবানীপুরকে হারিয়ে পি সেন ট্রফি চ্যাম্পিয়ন মোহনবাগান" [Shakir's stunning century at Eden, P Sen Trophy champions Mohun Bagan beat Bhawanipore]. (in Bengali). Kolkata: Anandabazar Patrika. Archived from the original on 25 June 2023. Retrieved 25 June 2023.
  8. ^ Sen, Debasish (24 June 2023). "টানটান ম্যাচে ভবানীপুর ক্লাবকে হারিয়ে পি সেন ট্রফির চ্যাম্পিয়ন মোহনবাগান" [P Sen Trophy champion Mohun Bagan beat Bhawanipore Club in a tight match]. (in Bengali). Kolkata: Sangbad Pratidin. Archived from the original on 25 June 2023. Retrieved 25 June 2023.
  9. ^ "খোলা ময়দানে ১১ মাস পর ক্রিকেট শুরু" [Open ground cricket now back after eleven months]. (in Bengali). Kolkata: ইনসাইড স্পোর্টস. 13 February 2021. Archived from the original on 21 February 2021. Retrieved 26 November 2022.

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