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CAB appoint Ushanath Banerjee as ‘Ombudsman’

CAB finalized the name of Ushanath Banerjee for the post of ‘ombudsman-cum-ethics officer’.

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Eden Gardens. (Photo Source: Rajneesh Gupta/Twitter)

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) was looking for a candidate to fill the position of ‘ombudsman’. On Tuesday, CAB finalized the name of Ushanath Banerjee for the post of ‘ombudsman-cum-ethics officer’. Ushanath who is a prominent lawyer has thus been appointed and will serve in the capacity until the next Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Very happy with his appointment

Banerjee’s role will be to redress any grievance regarding the conflict of interest related to the CAB. He will also look after grievances related to the management and administration of the association. His appointment has come in the wake of Supreme Court’s directives on adhering to the Lodha committee‘s reforms.

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The prominent lawyer was very happy with his appointment and he promised to perform his duty strictly in accordance with the rules laid down in the law.

“I am honoured and humbled for the confidence reposed by the CAB… I would discharge my responsibilities and duties neutrally and strictly in accordance with law, equity and fair play,” Banerjee said in a statement as quoted by the PTI.

He has decent experience in administration, as he has already served as the chairman of the All India Football Federation’s Players’ Status Committee, which handled Abinash Ruidas’ transfer fiasco.

CAB gives lifetime achievement award to Palash Nandy

CAB held an annual awards ceremony on Tuesday awards were given out to people who have made contributions to West Bengal cricket. On this occasion, Ranji Trophy winning coach, Palash Nandy was given a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to West Bengal cricket.

Palash had a decent career at the first-class level playing 57 matches for West Bengal. The right-handed batsman scored over 3200 runs in his career. After his retirement as a player, he was appointed as the coach of the Bengal team for 1989/90 season. Under his coaching, Bengal won the Ranji Trophy for the second time in the history.

Palash Nandy was given the lifetime achievement award by the Chief Minister of Bengal, Mamta Banerjee. Nandy also got richer by 2 lakhs after the ceremony.

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