Punya Datta

Punya Datta
Personal information
Full name Punyabrata Datta
Born (1924-06-21)21 June 1924
Sylhet, British India
Died 12 November 2016(2016-11-12) (aged 92)
Kolkata, Bengal, India
Nickname Badal Da
Batting style Left handed
Bowling style Left handed medium pace
Role All rounder
Domestic team information
1947 Cambridge University
1944/45-1955/56 Bengal
Source: Cricinfo, 27 March 2016

Punya Datta (21 June 1924 12 November 2016) was an Indian cricketer. He played first-class cricket for Bengal and Cambridge University.[1][2] In a first-Class career spanning from 1944-45 to 1955-56, Dutta scored 1,459 runs with a highest of 143. He averaged 29.77 with the bat, scored 4 centuries and 5 fifties, and held 12 catches. He captured 41 wickets at 37.09, and his best innings figures were 5 for 52.

Dutta made his first-class debut for Bengal under the Maharaja of Cooch Behar, against the United Provinces (UP) at Eden Gardens in 1944-45. He represented the Cambridge University Team as all- rounder against Sussex in the year 1947. Dutta was adjudged as the recipient of Kartick Bose Lifetime Achievement award in 2004 in recognition of his contributions to the Bengal Cricket. He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of this Association from 2008-09 to 2012-13. He was also the President of the Calcutta Cricket & Football Club.[3]

See also


  1. "Punya Datta". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  2. http://cricketarchive.com/Players/28/28952/28952.html
  3. "The CAB". Retrieved 24 November 2016.

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