CAB set to upgrade indoor facilities

Bengal coach WV Raman had criticised the poor infrastructure of the indoor practice facilities.

Calcutta: A week after coach Woorkeri Raman suffered a freak injury at the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)’s indoor facilities, the parent body has decided to renovate the practice centre.

Such was the extent of the injury that Raman criticised the poor infrastructure of the indoor practice facilities upon being discharged from the hospital last Monday.

And it had a telling affect on CAB as it decided to upgrade the centre into a double-tier venue, which will include a gymnasium, a player rehabilitation centre and other facilities.

CAB treasurer Biswarup Dey informed on Saturday that work is likely to get underway in December. “We met architect Arun Lamba today (Saturday)."

“He showed us a number of designs and we really liked what he proposed… The project is likely to be completed in eight to ten months… Incidentally, we will be the first association to have a double tier indoor facility in the country,” Dey said.

On being asked whether it was a move to damage control the association’s image after Raman took a dig on it’s poor infrastructure, Dey said: “No, we already had plans… ”