Bengal Cricket Exclusive: "I hope there will be more players from our team in Bengal team:" Abdul Monayem after winning the 3rd League title with Bhawanipore Club

Bhawanipore Cricket club defeated Kalighat Club to win the CAB 1st Division League Tittle. This is their third title under coach Abdul Monayem

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The CAB 1st Division League title is the biggest prize in the Bengal cricket. All the top teams of the Kolkata Maidan aims for the title even when they start making the team. After beating Kalighat Club hands down, Bhawanipore Club won their 3rd League Title and that too two in a row as well. Interestingly, all of these titles have come under the guidance of coach Abdul Monayem. He believes after this kind of performances there will be more players from his team in the Bengal team. He shared his thoughts in an Bengal Cricket Exclusive interview with Sportz Point.

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Bhawanipore team after winning the CAB 1st Division League Title.

"Extremely happy," this was the first reaction of one of the most prominent coaches in the Kolkata Club Cricket. "Winning the trophy once is good. But, winning it for the third time speaks volume about the consistency of the team and the players," he added.

"If you talk about the biggest prize in Bengal cricket, it is the League Championship. Just like the World Cup in international cricket where the main focus always stays. As a coach, I am very proud of my team. Each and everyone in the team have been excellent. We the whole team dedicate this win to Late Sampa Basu, the wife of our Honorable Club President Swapan Sadhan (Tutu) Basu."

Abdul Monayem, coach of Bhawanipore Club

Aginv Pan scored a brilliant 195 to give the team vital lead in the final match. However, coach Abdul Monayem was impressed with each and everyone of the team. Moreover, he thinks even contributions at the top of order was as impressive as his inning as it was tough batting at that Eden Gardens.

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"Oviously Agniv took the game away from them. But the opening partnership and contributions in the middle order from Arindam (Ghosh), and Sandipan (Das) were vital as well. Pritam Chakraborty bowled a brilliant spell for Kalighat and surviving that was crucial. So, credit goes to everyone," Abdul Monayem said.

Bhawanipore Club coach Abdul Monayem, club captain Sandipan Das and opener Abhisek Das | Sportz Point

Abdul Monayem with captain Sandipan Das (right) and Abhisek Das (left)

Not only the batters, the bowlers shone their skill as well. Alok Paratp Singh, Durgesh Dubey all were brilliant for them throughout the season. Along with them senior pro Ravi Kant Singh, Pradipto Pramanik, Amir Gani and youngster Arka Sarkar have been on the money for them nearly everytime.

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With his team doing exceedingly well, Abdul Monayem hopes there will be more player from his team playing at the First-Class level. "When teams win Ranji Trophy and IPL you expect players from the Champion team to play for India. Same for me as well. As a champion team I hope there will be more players from our team in Bengal team," coach Monayem expressed.

Players like Abishek Raman, Koushik Ghosh and Pradipto Pramanik were part of the Bengal team this season. Now Abdul Monayem feels it is the time that selectors give a look at the players like Agniv Pan, Durgesh Dubey, Abhisek Das and Sandipan Das. He feels they can be the asset for Bengal team at the first-class level.

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