Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has allotted 12 acres of land in Dumurjola Sports Complex for the up-liftment of the sport.
Former India captain and CAB president Sourav Ganguly had written to the CM five months back, requesting for a plot of land to further develop cricketing facilities.
“On behalf of CAB, I thank our beloved and respected Chief Minister for her continuous support to cricket and other sports in the state. We also appreciate the setting up of floodlights in the Mohun Bagan and East Bengal grounds which will go a long way to help other sports also,” Ganguly said in Kolkata on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the practice sessions of Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders were cut short because of showers as rain threat loomed over this season’s first Indian Premier League fixture at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.