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CAB made 5 crore profit from World T20 2016

Abhishek Dalmiya, son of late Jagmohan Dalmiya and Saurav Ganguly.
Abhishek Dalmiya, son of late Jagmohan Dalmiya and Saurav Ganguly. (Photo by Prateek Choudhury/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) joint secretary Avishek Dalmiya said that the association earned over 5 crores from the ticket sales during the World T20 2016. CAB hosted many matches including the crunch clash between the arch-rivals India and Pakistan and the final of the tournament.

West Indies played against England in the final of the tournament and had a nail biting finish with Carlos Brathwaite of West Indies winning it for them with 4 back-to-back sixes of the last over.

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“We have had an income of Rs 8.5 crore. Five crores from the ticket sales during World T20,” Avishek Dalmiya told reporters here after its working committee meeting on Tuesday.

The CAB had a deficit of 3.70 crores this time last year, and considering that this is a huge profit. They are planning to invest it to develop infrastructure here and in the districts.

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“We have made huge profits. We will revamp the infrastructure and will try and develop indoor facilities in districts,” CAB president Sourav Ganguly said.

When asked about hosting New Zealand in a Test in October, Dalmiya said: “We want to invite some of the former players from both the countries. We also have lots of plans which include a kids arena, so that a family can have a day out.”

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There were also proposals to erect a statue of the late BCCI and CAB president Jagmohan Dalmiya and also to name a competition after him. “A committee will be constituted to have a look into this,” said Avishek Dalmiya, who is Dalmiya’s son.

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