Kolkata: Ahead of India's second cricket Test against New Zealand starting Friday, the much-awaited bell was finally installed at the Eden Gardens, here today.
India's first World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev will ring the bell, resembling the one at Lords cricket ground in London, on the first day of the match.
For quite some time, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly wanted to introduce the ritual which takes before a Test match at the hallowed Lords.
Great to hear Eden Gardens now has a for famous former players to ring before play in Tests. Imitation is the highest form of flattery pic.twitter.com/qIdbAhWcfm
— Lord's Ground (@HomeOfCricket) September 28, 2016
The silver-coated bell was from Chandigarh and installed just above the sight screen at the BC Roy club house-end.