Eden to have Lords-like bell before second Test

Kolkata Sep 19 (IANS) 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.

“The bell will be installed soon,” CAB president Sourabh 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.

—IANS

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