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CAB announce cash reward of Rs 50,000 each for victorious Bengal U-23 women

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The Association of Bengal (CAB) Sunday announced a cash award of Rs 50,000 to each to each member of the state U-23 team that won the National Championship on Sunday.

international Deepti Sharma made all the difference as Bengal beat by two wickets to win the National U-23 One championship.

Deepti who has been absolutely phenomenal throughout the tournament was at her best by first taking 3 for 35 with her off-breaks and then scoring scoring 105 off 133 balls, to singlehandedly win the match with six overs to spare. Electing to bat, were bowled out for 179.

Earlier, the U-19 and senior Bengal women's teams also won the national championships.

"CAB is all for promotion of and budding cricketers. We are extremely happy that the girls played quality throughout the season. It also proves that women's cricket in the state is heading in the right direction. We have better and improved plans which we intend to roll out soon," CAB stated in a release.

"This is a historic moment when the girls have completed a memorable treble by winning the U-23 championship. It goes to show the talent and consistency of the girls from Bengal. The CAB has also left no stones unturned to give all facilities to women's cricket.

"CAB has announced RS 50,000 to each of the members of the U23 squad. The money will be transferred once the BCCI pending grants are received," CAB said.

Dalmiya also thanked for her constant support.

"I take this opportunity to thank for guiding the youngsters," he added.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 22:05 IST