Eden Gardens to organise photo exhibition to celebrate India's 500th Test match
Celebrating India's 500th Test appearance, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) will organise a photo exhibition to mark this fascinating journey
Kolkata: Celebrating India's 500th Test appearance, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) will organise a photo exhibition to mark this fascinating journey. The exhibition will encapsulate some of the most famous moments in Indian cricket.
"There will be photos of India's 500 Tests. A small show will be organised during the lunch break on the first day," said CAB president and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, on Friday, after a meeting where roles of the association officials for the game beginning on 30 September was decided upon.
The Test at the Eden Gardens will be the second of the series and the 501st overall played by India over the last 84 years. The honour of organising the 500th Test has gone to Green Park, Kanpur, where the two teams would clash from 22 September.
A canopy will also be set up in the CAB premises for the exhibition.
"There will be television sets and entertainment. Anil (Kumble) and (Sunil) Gavaskar will talk about India's glorious Test journey," he said, adding that there will also be a fanzone, with places to click selfies.
Ganguly quashed talk of former India all-rounder Chandu Borde being invited for the second Test. Borde was a member of the Indian team which took on New Zealand in a Test at the Eden Gardens in March 1965.
It was on this day two years ago, England became the ODI world champions for the first time, pipping New Zealand on boundary count rule after Super Over failed to separate the two sides following a tie.
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