Eden Gardens to have Lord's-like bell before India-New Zealand Kolkata Test

Kolkata Sep 20: Eden Gardens will have a bell similar to the Lords ground ahead of the India-New Zealand second Test starting on Septeber 30, Cricket Association of Bengal officials said here on Monday (Sep 19).

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

 Former Australian cricket team player Brett Lee rings the bell to signify five minutes to the start of play on the second day of the second Ashes Test match between England and Australia, at Lord's cricket ground in London.

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

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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.


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