Former India cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla has donated his three months' MLA salary along with BCCI pension for the same period to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Laxmi Ratan Shukla, who played three ODIs for India, won the Howrah (North) seat for Trinamool Congress in this 2016 West Bengal's Assembly elections.
Former Indian cricket team players S. Sreesanth and Laxmi Ratan Shukla made their political debut in this year's Assembly elections.
Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Bengal's most capped Ranji player, announced his retirement
Laxmi Ratan Shukla, who last represented Bengal against Saurashtra in the domestic one-dayers on December 18, played 141 List A matches scoring 2997 runs at 30.27 and claiming 143 wickets at 27.62.
Veteran allrounder Laxmi Ratan Shukla will lead a 15-member Bengal Ranji squad to Sri Lanka.
Bengal got three points by virtue of first innings lead of 101 runs. On the final day, Bengal batted out 82.1 overs to score 246 for nine as their overall lead swelled to 347 runs.
Bengal open their campaign against Odisha at the BCA in Kalyani on November 7, while in the second match they will face Jharkhand at the JU second campus ground on November 11.
Bengal had to wait for 51 years to clinch their second Ranji title in 1990 under Banerjee's leadership after they had won their first in 1939.
Ashok Dinda's seven-wicket haul in the second innings paved the way for the huge win for the Laxmi Ratan Shukla-led Bengal team. They will travel to Chennai to face Tamil Nadu in their next fixture.
Riding on Shukla's superlative 117 off 119 deliveries with 16 fours and three sixes, Bengal scored 284 in their first innings to take a 72-run lead. The hosts then pegged UP back to 50 for three with Ashoke Dinda taking two wickets including one that saw Mohammed Kaif's stumps go for a walk. UP are 22 runs behind and have seven wickets in hand.
Shukla hit 87 not out as Bengal require another 55 runs to take the first-innings lead but Railways still look favourites to take the final three wickets.
Harbhajan, whose last longest format game was second Test against Australia in Hyderabad last March, is happy to play whatever match is coming his way.
The team management on Friday confirmed that Tiwary would not be travelling with their side for their back-to-back away matches in Chennai tomorrow and Raipur (vs Delhi Daredevils) on May 1.
Shukla will lead a 15-member Bengal squad who will leave for Agartala for the East Zone leg of the tournament that will begin on March 17.
Delhi will clash with Assam, who beat Kerala by five wickets in the other semifinal, for the title of the domestic One-day tournament.
Begal pace trio Shami Ahmed, Veer Pratap Singh and Laxmi Shukla skittled out Karnataka for a paltry 127 runs in 32.1 overs
In the morning, Shami removed two of the remaining three Hyderabad batsmen to get them all-out for 181 with an overall lead of 180. Shami got six for 71 in the second innings and finished with a match-haul of 10/107 -- his second 10-for this season. It took only 5.2 overs and 28 minutes to wrap up the Hyderabad innings after they added nine run...