Sourav Ganguly August 22, 2009

Ganguly appointed to Bengal administrative post

Cricinfo staff

Sourav Ganguly, the former India captain, has been appointed chairman of Cricket Association of Bengal's (CAB) new Cricket Development Committee. The panel will assess the accountability of Bengal's selectors at the end of the domestic season. Ganguly, who had expressed an ambition to join cricket administration in his home state of West Bengal, will head a committee of three other former first-class cricketers.

"We have decided to form the committee which will also have Arun Lal, Ashok Malhotra and Pranab Roy as the other members," Jagmohan Dalmiya, president of the CAB, told reporters in Kolkata.

While describing the responsibilities of the committee, Dalmiya said: "The committee will receive a report from the selectors (senior and junior) at the end of every cricket season, assess the accountability of the selectors and will make necessary recommendations as well."

Dalmiya said the committee will also handle issues related to umpiring standards, the technical aspects of all tournaments organised by the Bengal board and will have advisory powers concerning cricket-related matters at various levels to improve the standard of cricket in the state.