CAB Honours Gopal Bose with Lifetime Achievement Award

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Kolkata: Former Bengal captain Gopal Bose was felicitated with the Lifetime Achievement award by the Cricket Association of Bengal here on Saturday.

CAB president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly handed a blazer, a citation and a cheque of Rs two lakh to Bose who was legendary Sunil Gavaskar’s opening partner in the early 1970s.

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“I am honoured and feel humbled to receive this honour. This day will remain special forever. I would like to thank CAB,” the 69-year-old, who played a solitary ODI for India, said at the CAB Annual Awards here.

Representing Rest of India, Bose scored his first class career-best of 170 against Bombay in 1973-74 as he was picked for the tour of Ceylon later that season.

In the first unofficial Test, he got a century in a 194-run opening partnership with Gavaskar to be picked for the tour of England but he could not find a place in the Test side.

The CAB also gave the Best Cricketer of the Year award to Sudip Chatterjee, while Ashok Dinda was adjudged Best Fast Bowler.