Eden Gardens to have a similar bell like Lord's, says Sourav Ganguly

IANS, Sep, 20 2016

Kolkata: Eden Gardens will have a bell similar to the Lord's ground ahead of the India-New Zealand second Test starting on 30 September, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) officials said at Kolkata on Monday.

File photo of Sourav Ganguly at Lord's. Image courtesy: Twitter/HomeofCricket

File photo of Sourav Ganguly at Lord's. Image courtesy: Twitter/HomeofCricket

"The bell will be installed soon," CAB president Sourav Ganguly told media persons after a working committee meeting of the association.

Previously, Ganguly had stated that every morning it will be rung by a cricketer from either side or ex-players.

The one at Lord's is located outside the Bowlers' Bar of the pavilion and is rung to signify the imminent start of play.

Shedding more light on it, CAB ground committee chairman Debabrata Das said: "The bell has been brought from Chandigarh. It is made of brass. There will be silver coating done on top it and will be in place by 25th or 26th of this month."

Ganguly had the privilege of ringing the hallowed bell on the fifth morning of a Test match in 2014.

Published Date: Sep 20, 2016 | Updated Date: Sep 20, 2016



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