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State sports minister Manoj Tiwary named in Bengal Ranji squad | Cricket News – Times of India
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State sports minister Manoj Tiwary named in Bengal Ranji squad | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Veteran batter Manoj Tiwary was on Monday named in Bengal's 21-member Ranji Trophy squad less than a year after he made his political debut for ruling Trinamool Congress party in the state. The 36-year-old former Bengal captain, who is also a minister of state in sports and youth affairs in the Mamata Banerjee-led government, will gear up for his 17th year in first-class cricket. Tiwary, who last played for Bengal in their Ranji final against Saurashtra in March 2020, joined TMC ahead of the Assembly polls and won from Shibpur constituency beating BJP's Rathin Chakraborty. He missed the COVID-interrupted last season due to an injury but he's back again in the Bengal side under Abhimanyu Easwaran. Placed in Group B, along with Vidarbha, Rajasthan, Kerala, Haryana and Tripura, Be...
Bengal sports minister Manoj Tiwary named in state Ranji squad
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Bengal sports minister Manoj Tiwary named in state Ranji squad

Former Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary, who is also a minister of Bengal in sports and youth affairs in the Mamata Banerjee-led government, will gear up for his 17th year in first class cricket when he was named in Bengal’s 21-member Ranji Trophy squad on Monday. Tiwary last played for Bengal in their Ranji final against Saurashtra in March 2020. He joined TMC ahead of the Assembly polls and won from Shibpur constituency beating BJP’s Rathin Chakraborty. He missed the Covid-interrupted last season due to an injury but he’s back again in the Bengal side under Abhimanyu Easwaran. Placed in Group B, along with Vidarbha, Rajasthan, Kerala, Haryana and Tripura, Bengal are slated to kick off their campaign against Tripura in Bengaluru from January 13. The Bengal Ranji squad (Express...