Cricket aficionados will have the opportunity to buy about 18,000 tickets, almost double the numbers earlier sold in counters, with lukewarm response from the affiliated units for the India-West Indies fifth and final one-dayer here on October 20.
The Cricket Association of Bengal officials are planning to rope in a clutch of former international cricketers including former Pakistan captain Asif Iqbal during an 'International Seminar' in December to commemorate the 150th year of Eden Gardens' inception.
Shah Rukh Khan was delayed by two hours but that did not take any sheen off the felicitation of IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders in the presence of about one lakh spectators and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the Eden Gardens here on Tuesday.
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has altered her official Bengal tour schedule to felicitate Kolkata Knight Riders on their second Indian Premier League triumph, at the Eden Gardens here Tuesday. Team owner and Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan will also be present.
Memories of the 2012`s grand felicitation of Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens are set to be re-lived with the West Bengal government and Cricket Association of Bengal having planned a similar programme at the same venue on Tuesday morning.
Rejoicing after Kolkata Knight Riders lifted their second IPL title by beating favourites Kings XI Punjab in the final, off-spinner Sunil Narine said the triumph this year is more satisfying than their maiden trophy win in 2012.
Incessant rainfall for the past few days in the city led to the postponement of the first qualifier of IPL-7 between hosts Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab scheduled at the Eden Gardens, here on Tuesday.
A jam-packed Eden Gardens could be intimidating for any team but table toppers Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar said they`re not wary of the partisan Kolkata crowd and are looking forward to revel in the challenging conditions.
With heavy downpour since yesterday and more rains being forecast for tomorrow, there`s a cloud of uncertainty over IPL`s first qualifier between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens.
Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody Saturday blamed his fielders for their loss to Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens here and attributed inconsistencies behind his team`s failure to secure a berth into the playoffs of the Indian Premier League.
Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Yusuf Pathan has hit the fastest ever Indian Premier League ( IPL) half-century to lead his side to a four-wicket win over the Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday.
The Robin Uthappa juggernaut rolled on as he hit a blistering unbeaten 83 off 51 balls to power Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to the play-offs with a 30-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Eden Gardens here Thursday.
A win away from clinching an IPL playoff berth, the high-flying Kolkata Knight Riders would look to complete the formalities against a beleaguered Royal Challengers Bangalore when the two teams clash at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.