Laxmi Ratan Shukla made skipper of Bengal Ranji squad

Manoj Tiwary retired hurt after a muscle tear during their away match against Saurashtra who registered a huge 270-run victory in the last fixture. Bengal's squad is already depleted with pacer Ashok Dinda doing national duty in the ongoing Test against England.

updated: December 13, 2012 21:43 IST
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Kolkata: All-rounder Laxmi Ratan Shukla was on Thursday made Bengal skipper for the Ranji Trophy with regular captain Manoj Tiwary ruled out for six weeks for a back injury. (File photo: Laxmi Ratan Shukla)

The selectors were forced to appoint the 31-year-old in the hot seat as vice-captain Wriddhiman Saha refused to take up the "additional responsibility".

"I don't enjoy captaincy," Saha told reporters today.

Having lost three matches, Bengal's quarterfinal hopes are all but over and they would now fight it out to save relegation to group B.

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