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newscricket2 months ago

CAB confirm VVS Laxman’s contract extension as batting consultant

After Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) confirmed that Arun Lal would continue as the head coach, the association also announced the extension of VVS Laxman’s contract as batting consultant. Shib Shankar Paul and Laxmi Ratan Shukla have been appointed as bowling coach and U-23 coach respectively.
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newscricketa year ago

If PM Modi can function normally at 69 years of age then so can I at 65, states Arun Lal

Bengal coach Arun Lal, whose future has been jeopardized due to the BCCI’s SOPs barring people over the age of 60 from partaking in training camps, has pointed at the example of PM Modi and opined that age should not be a defining factor. Lal added that he won’t ‘lock himself’ just because he’s 65.
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newscricketa year ago

Arun Lal, Dav Whatmore might miss coaching this year due to BCCI’s domestic SOP

After the BCCI made it mandatory for 60-plus aged people to stay away from domestic cricket this season, Arun Lal and Dav Whatmore might have to miss the chance of coaching Bengal and Baroda respectively. Till everyone is vaccinated, it might be mandatory for them to stay away from the scene.
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newscricketa year ago

VVS Laxman gives online sessions to Bengal cricketers as part of their Vision Programme

Former India cricketer VVS Laxman joined head coach Arun Lal in an online session for Bengal players as a part of the Vision Programme during the lockdown period. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cricket Association of Bengal reached out to the veteran batsmen for training its cricketers. 
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newscricket2 years ago

Good man-management bridges generation gap, reveals Karsan Ghavri

Karsan Ghavri, the head coach of the 2019-20 Ranji season’s title-winning team Saurashtra, reckons good man-management will bridge the age-gap between the coach and the players. Last year, the BCCI had specified that they only wanted applicants below the age of 60 as part of the coaching staff.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy | Proud of the fabulous cricket Bengal have played, attests Arun Lal

Arun Lal has chosen to embrace the positives despite losing the Ranji Trophy final against Saurashtra and believes that the bond they have built will go a long way in uplifting Bengal cricket. The Bengal coach feels that the bowlers should hone their variations to work their way through the tail.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Surprised to see Arun Lal’s critical comments on pitch, reveals Mahendra Rajdev

Mahendra Rajdev, the head curator of the Saurashtra Cricket Association, has expressed his shock over the critical statements made by Bengal’s coach Arun Lal after Day one of play in the ongoing Ranji Trophy final. He has also added that low bounce does not account for such poor statements from Lal.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | BCCI has to look into sub-standard pitch for final, questions Arun Lal

Bengal coach Arun Lal on Monday asked the BCCI to probe how such a sub-standard surface was prepared for their Ranji Trophy final against Saurashtra as far too many balls kept low on the opening day, especially in the final session. Saurashtra reached 206 for five at close of play.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Bengal have got best bowling attack in country, raves coach Arun Lal

Bengal coach Arun Lal has raved about the pace bowling attack of his side, stating they've got the best attack in the country, after his side made it to the Ranji Trophy final after 13 years. Lal was not surprised to see how the young Bengal attack dominated a batting powerhouse like Karnataka.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Want to be the Ben Stokes of my side, attests Shahbaz Ahmed

Bengal all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed has shared that he wants to serve his side like Ben Stokes serves England, to become a trustworthy player who can rescue his side from the direst of situations. Coach Arun Lal hailed him “the heart of the side” who delivered in as many as 4 do or die games for them.
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