The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) is likely naming the seven stands of iconic Eden Gardens’ after former Indian Cricket captain Sourav Ganguly and late cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya.
At the association’s working committee meeting, the other names which were proposed- former CAB presidents AN Ghosh, Snehasnshu Acharya, Biswanath Dutt, Sidhartha Shankar Ray and former cricketer Pankaj Roy.
CAB Treasurer Biswaroop Dey said to reporters that though the names has been proposed but nothing is finalized yet.
He further said he suggested the names of Sourav Ganguly and Pankaj Roy. Dey stated that it was Dalmiya’s wish to name the stands after them.
Avishek Dalmiya, the Joint Secretary of CAB proposed BN Dutt, AN Ghosh and his father’s names.
According to sources, in the meeting, it was decided that the stadium will have a bell like Lords before India-New Zealand second test.
After the meeting CAB President Sourav Ganguly told the media persons “The bell will be installed soon”.
Earlier, Ganguly affirmed that every morning a cricketer from either side or ex-players will ring the bell.
Debabrata Das, CAB ground committee chairman stated, “The bell has been brought from Chandigarh. It is made of brass. There will be silver coating done on top and it will be in place by 25th or 26th of this month.”
The other decision is to cut the Test ticket prices from the previous maximum of Rs. 1,500. The new ticket prices for test matches will be Rs. 1,000, Rs. 750 and Rs. 500.
The ticket sales from counter will start from Tuesday and each CAB affiliated units will get 25 tickets.
Meanwhile, the India-New Zealand second Test will start from 30th September.