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Laxmi Shukla announces retirement

Dec 30, 2015: Laxmi Ratan Shukla, the Bengal allrounder, has announced his retirement from all forms of official cricket

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IPL newsfile

Would have been silly to bench Boult - Steyn

Apr 19, 2015: A round-up of IPL news on April 19, 2015

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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2014-15

Karnataka roll Tamil Nadu for 61 and cruise home

Mar 27, 2015: A round-up of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy matches played on March 27, 2015

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Baroda v Bengal, Ranji Trophy, Group A, Vadodara, 4th day

Shukla shines with ton on final day

Dec 10, 2014: With little relevance in terms of points, both Baroda and Bengal made good use of game time on the final day of the Ranji Trophy opener at the Reliance Stadium in Vadodara

The Report by Amol Karhadkar in Vadodara

Baroda v Bengal, Ranji Trophy, Group A, Vadodara

Injured Rayudu out of Baroda Ranji opener

Dec 6, 2014: A hip injury has ruled out batsman Ambati Rayudu from Baroda's opening Ranji Trophy game against Bengal, which will begin in Baroda on Sunday

Amol Karhadkar in Vadodara

Deodhar Trophy 2014-15

Laxmi Shukla withdraws from Deodhar Trophy squad

Nov 26, 2014: Laxmi Shukla has pulled out of the East Zone squad for the Prof DB Deodhar Trophy and has informed zonal selectors that he needs time to recover from the ankle injury he suffered during the recent Vijay Hazare Trophy, in which he led Bengal to the semi-fi

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East Zone v South Zone, Duleep Trophy 2014-15, semi-final, 1st day

South collapse after Uthappa century

Oct 22, 2014: For three-fourths of the day Robin Uthappa and the top-order kept East Zone at bay, before South collapsed to 236 for 9

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East Zone v West Zone, Duleep Trophy quarter-final, Rohtak, 1st day

Manoj Tiwary century props up East Zone

Oct 15, 2014: An unbeaten century by Manoj Tiwary and a rapid-fire fifty from Laxmi Shukla led East Zone to a total of 278 on the first day of their quarterfinal against West Zone

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India news

Ganguly elected CAB joint secretary

Jul 27, 2014: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has been elected joint secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) while Jagmohan Dalmiya was re-elected unopposed as the association's president


Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2013-14

Gambhir, Sehwag guide Delhi to win

Apr 1, 2014: A round-up of Syed Mushtaq Ali matches played on April 1, 2014

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Bengal v Maharashtra, Ranji Trophy semi-finals, Indore, 3rd day

Toss was the main culprit - Shukla

Jan 20, 2014: Laxmi Ratan Shukla, the Bengal captain, said the pitch and the toss had played an inordinate role in the result of the semifinal

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Indore

Ranji Trophy 2013-14, semi-finals

'Wearing the Bengal jersey is my motivation'- Shukla

Jan 17, 2014: Laxmi Shukla hasn't played for India since 1999, but the allrounder doesn't have any regrets. Irrespective of the stage, Shukla has always given his best, and this season, he has led by example to guide a young Bengal team to the Ranji Trophy semi-finals

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Bengal v Railways, Ranji Trophy quarter-finals, Kolkata, 5th day

Shukla lauds 'champions' of Bengal

Jan 12, 2014: As Laxmi Ratan Shukla sat down for the post-match press conference, he put his arms around Ashok Dinda and Wriddhiman Saha, who were seated either side of him and declared: "The two champions of Bengal"

Rachna Shetty in Kolkata

Bengal v Railways, Ranji Trophy, 2nd quarter-final, Kolkata, 3rd day

Dinda, Shukla power Bengal to position of strength

Jan 10, 2014: Ashok Dinda picked up six wickets to bundle Railways out for 314 and help Bengal secure a first-innings lead of three runs

The Report by Rachna Shetty in Kolkata

Bengal v Uttar Pradesh, Ranji Trophy, Kolkata, 2nd day

Blazing Shukla ton puts Bengal ahead

Dec 15, 2013: A century by Laxmi Shukla and a testing opening spell by the seamers gave Bengal the edge on the second day against Uttar Pradesh at Eden Gardens

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Railways v Bengal, Ranji Trophy, Group B, Delhi, 3rd day

Bengal close in on Railways lead

Dec 8, 2013: Bengal captain Laxmi Shukla played a lovely counter-attacking unbeaten innings of 87 to stand between Railways and three points in their group B encounter at the Jamia Millia ground

The Report by Amit Shetty in Delhi

Ranji Trophy 2013-14, Group B, 3rd round, 1st day

Laxmi Shukla 155 in Bengal 303

Nov 21, 2013: A round-up of the day's play from Group B Ranji Trophy matches played on November 21, 2013

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Vijay Hazare Trophy 2013

Uthappa blitz takes Karnataka to easy win

Feb 14, 2013: A round-up of the Vijay Hazare Trophy matches on February 14, 2013

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Mumbai v Bengal, Ranji Trophy, Group A, 1st day

Bengal thrive in helpful conditions

Dec 1, 2012: Laxmi Shukla, who picked up four wickets, boosted Bengal who are desperately in search of an outright win after having lost two out of four games this season

Siddhartha Talya at the Brabourne Stadium

Ranji Trophy 2012-13, Group A, Round 5, 1st day

Smit Patel makes maiden first-class hundred

Dec 1, 2012: A round-up of the fifth round of Ranji Trophy's Group A matches on December 1, 2012

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