CAB stumps former selector

Updated: 18 August 2007 18:22 IST

The Cricket Association of Bengal has stumped former national selector Pranab Roy.

Kolkata:

The Cricket Association of Bengal has stumped former national selector Pranab Roy.

In no mood to topple the BCCI applecart, the CAB has shot off a missive to the former Bengal batsman barring him from using any of its facilities and enjoying allied benefits for aligning with the Indian Cricket League.

Other ex-cricketers including Kapil Dev, Madan Lal and Kiran More who had joined ICL much before however are yet to receive similar letters.

Peeved at been overlooked by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), former national selector Pranab Roy decided to align with Indian Cricket League for training budding talent.

Three weeks later, CAB bowled a googly barring him from using any club facilities including the gym and swimming pool or enjoying any financial benefits.

"When I offered my service to the Cricket Association of Bengal this year for a senior Bengal coaching job, somehow it didn't click, as CAB is really not keen to have me. Simultaneously ICL offered me a coaching job," said Pranab Roy, ICL Coach.

While CAB maintains the letter was issued in keeping with the BCCI directive, the former test cricketer is surprised at the haste with which CAB has acted. Other ex-cricketers including Kapil Dev, Madan Lal and Kiran More are yet to receive any such communication from their state associations so far.

"To me it's definitely unfortunate. I don't know why it is so soon. There are other players who have joined before me who haven't received any directive or any kind letter from their respective associations. That really surprised me," said Roy.

Pranab Roy might still be searching for answers but the underlying message is loud and clear. That post the Jagmohan Dalmiya era, Kolkata Police Commissioner Prasun Mukherjee led CAB is more than eager to toe the BCCI line.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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