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Lux Shyam Kolkata Tigers Unveiled for Bengal Pro T20 League 2024

Kolkata, 11th June, 2024: Bengal’s cricketing scene is set for an exhilarating new chapter with the debut of the Lux Shyam Kolkata Tigers in the Bengal Pro T20 League, kicking off on June 11, 2024. Co-owned by Shyam Steel Group and Lux Cozi, the Kolkata Tigers represent the districts of Kolkata and Hooghly, uniting the region’s premier cricketing talent under one banner.

The Lux Shyam Kolkata Tigers, a franchise in the league established by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), are poised to showcase Bengal’s cricketing prowess. This league features both men’s and women’s teams, reflecting Bengal’s rich cricketing heritage. Leading the men’s team is wicket-keeper batsman Abishek Porel, while the women’s team is captained by right-handed off-break bowler Mita Paul.

Bengal Pro T20 League 2024

Coaching the men’s team are Head Coach Shib Sankar Paul and Assistant Coach Kanchan Maity. The women’s team will benefit from the guidance of Head Coach Charanjit Singh Nair and Assistant Coach Trisha Bera. With these seasoned coaches, both teams are well-prepared to face any on-field challenges.

The Bengal Pro T20 League anticipates an energetic and thrilling season. Both men’s and women’s teams, comprising 18 and 16 members respectively, will play 31 matches at the prestigious Eden Gardens and the BCCI-certified Jadavpur University Salt Lake campus grounds. Matches will be broadcast on popular sports channels and digital platforms like Sports 18, Jio Cinema, Fancode, and Air Bangla.

Bengal Pro T20 League 2024

Mr. Saket Todi, Founder of Lux Cozi and a passionate cricket enthusiast, expressed his excitement: “We are thrilled to introduce the Lux Shyam Kolkata Tigers to the Bengal Pro T20 League. Our mission is to nurture local talent and provide a platform for young cricketers to shine on national and international stages. We believe the Tigers will become a symbol of pride and excellence for the people of Kolkata and Hooghly.”

Mr. Lalit Beriwala, Director of Shyam Steel and a noted philanthropist, echoed these sentiments: “Our commitment to quality and innovation extends beyond our steel products to the sports arena. By co-owning the Kolkata Tigers, we aim to foster community spirit, sportsmanship, and a passion for cricket among the youth, helping them perform better and ignite a sense of purpose to make India proud in cricket.”

Sourav Ganguly, former Indian National Men’s Team Captain and former BCCI President, and Jhulan Goswami, the highest wicket-taker in Women’s One Day International Cricket, will serve as league mentors, offering their vast experience and valuable guidance to the young players.

As the Lux Shyam Kolkata Tigers gear up for their debut, they invite fans to join them in celebrating the vibrant spirit and cricketing heritage of Bengal. The team’s vision extends beyond the field, promoting inclusivity and lasting social benefits through sports and athletics.

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