Laxmi Ratan Shukla to lead Bengal in Lanka

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Kolkata: Bengal Ace Laxmi Ratan Shukla will lead a 15-member Bengal squad to Sri Lanka for their preseason tour, according to the team management. Although left arm off spinner Pragyan Ojha is kept in the squad, he will be a;;owed by the CAB to go and play for English county side Sussex with whom he is currently in talks.

Newly appointed coach Sairaj Bahutule will also travel with the team to the island country on August 16. All rounder Sourasish Lahiri was also confirmed as the skipper on Monday for the Buchi Babu Tournament scheduled to be held in Chennai.

The squad for the Sri Lanka tour:

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Laxmi Ratan Shukla (c), Manoj Tiwary (v-c), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Avishek Das, Sudip Chatterjee, Sreevats Goswami (wk), Pankaj Shaw, Naved Ahmed, Pragyan Ojha, Ashok Dinda, Veer Pratap Singh, Aamir Gani, Sourav Sarkar, Alok Pratap Singh and Pradipta Pramanik.

Squad for Buchi Babu Tournament:

Sourasish Lahiri (c), Koushik Ghosh, Samik Karmakar, Sandipan Das, Writtick Chatterjee, Ajmer Singh, Debabrata Das, Ritwick Roy Chowdhury, Deepak Prasad, Anurag Tiwari, Amit Banerjee, Mukesh Kumar, Pritam Chakraborty, Ravi Kant Singh, Sayank Ghosh and Priyank Bengani.