The inaugural Bengal T20 Challenge, starting at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday amid bio-bubble protocol for the six participating teams, has brought joy and relief to the state’s cricket fraternity in the pandemic-hit season.
Mohun Bagan will take on Calcutta Customs Club at 4 p.m., while Town Club will meet Kalighat Club at 8 p.m. on the opening day.
Each team will meet an opponent twice in a round robin format before the top four make it to the semifinals on December 8, followed by the final on December 9.
The much-anticipated meetings of arch-rivals East Bengal and Mohun Bagan will take place at 4 p.m. on November 28 and December 6.
Following an unprecedented period of eight months devoid of any cricketing action, several top Bengal players – including Manoj Tiwary,…