Source: HT

Kolkata, India: Sourav Ganguly, the CAB President joined the group of Elite in the world. He became yet another player to have a stand on his name as the C Block of the Eden Gardens in Kolkata becomes Sourav Ganguly Stand. Legendary batsman Pankaj Roy, former BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya, and B N Dutt also got the stands on their name.

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The glorious occasion took place during the Innings break in the India v England match at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The CAB also facilitated MS Dhoni for his contribution towards the Indian Cricket and it was a great gesture from another great captain of India, Ganguly.

The Eden Garden’s Stand belonged to the Ministry of Defence and the permissions were not granted to name them. However, finally Army has agreed and two of the stands would also be named after the War Heroes that would be put forwarded by the Army informed CAB President Ganguly.

Eden Gardens also continued the latest tradition of Bell Ring as Sunil Gavaskar did the honour this time.
India, however, lost the match to England by 5 runs in a thrilling match but won the Paytm Series 2-1. India fell behind by 5 runs despite needing 6 runs from last 4 balls. Kedar Jadhav played a brilliant knock but could not take the team on the other side of the line.

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