The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has decided to confer former India women’s team pacer Jhulan Goswami with the Legendary Cricketer award at its annual prize distribution day on October 29.
Goswami recently retired from cricket after playing for nearly 20 years and establishing multiple records.
The CAB will hold its annual prize distribution day on Saturday i.e. October 29 after a gap of two years due to Covid-19 pandemic.
To fill the gap, the Board will give prizes to players the season 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22.
Various players will also be conferred with special awards on the occasion.
The Board in a statement said that Cricketer Deepti Sharma will be conferred the Iconic Cricketer award for winning silver medal in the Commonwealth Games 2022.
Similarly, Uday Bhanu Banerjee and Gargi Banerjee will be conferred with Kartick Bose Lifetime Achievement Award for 2019-2020.
Sambaran Banerjee and Lopamudra Banerjee will also get Kartick Bose Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020-2021.
Ashok Malhotra and Mithu Mukherjee have been named for Kartick Bose Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021-2022.
Richa Ghosh to get a Special Award for Excellence In Performance for being a part of the team that won the Women’s Asia Cup Winner 2022 and for her ODI debut.
Shahbaz Ahmed will be awarded with the Special Award for Excellence In Performance on his debut for India in One Day International.
One the other hand, Mukesh Kumar from the men’s squad will be awarded for his debut in Junior India Team while Ravi Kumar, Abhishek Porel and Ishan Porel will be awarded for their debut in the India A Team.
Record-Setting half-centuries by nine bats men of Bengal in the Ranji Trophy will also be praised. The players include Manoj Tiwary (73), Sayan Sekhar Mondal (53), Abishek Kumar Raman (81), Anustup Majumder (117), Abhimanyu Easwaran (65), Shahbaz Ahamed (78), Sudip Kumar Gharami (186), Akash Deep (53), and Abishek Porel (68).