Royal Bengal Tigers (sports team)

The Royal Bengal Tigers (Bengali: রয়্যাল বেঙ্গল টাইগার্স, formerly the Kolkata Tigers until the 2008 Edelweiss 20s Challenge, was one of the nine teams that played in the defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL). The Royal Bengal Tigers were based in Kolkata, India and their captain was former New Zealand all rounder Craig McMillan.[1][2]

Royal Bengal Tigers
Captain Craig McMillan
Coach Daryll Cullinan
Overseas player(s)Craig McMillan (New Zealand), Darren Maddy (England), Upul Chandana (Sri Lanka), Boyd Rankin (Ireland)Lance Klusener (South Africa)
OwnerMithun Chakraborty
Team information


The squad announced for the inaugural tournament included five international cricketers, including stars such as Darren Maddy, Craig McMillan, and Lance Klusener.

Former squad

Coach - Daryll Cullinan


The coach for the Royal Bengal Tigers was former South African batsman Daryll Cullinan.

Previous performance

ICL 20-20 Indian Championship 2007–084th place
2008 Indian Cricket League 50s4th place
ICL 20s Grand Championship 2007–084th place
2008 Indian Cricket League 20-20 Domestic Tournament3rd place
2008 Indian Cricket League 20-20 Indian Championship, 2008/094th place


  1. Rediff staff (14 November 2007). "ICL announces team lists". Rediff. Retrieved 14 November 2007.
  2. Cricinfo staff (14 November 2007). "IPlayer roster for six teams finalised". Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 November 2007.

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