Ticket price reduced, stands after Biswanath Dutta, Dalmiya, Ganguly
20th September 2016
The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) Working Committee that met last night took a host of decisions both pertaining to development of domestic cricket and related to administration in general including proposing naming the stands at Eden Gardens after legends for their contribution to the game both on and off the field and reducing the prices for the season tickets for the India-New Zealand series to attract more people to the ground.
Later CAB President Sourav Ganguly told media: "Keeping an eye on encouraging more people to come and witness the Test the prices of the tickets have been reworked at Rs 1000, Rs 750 and Rs 500 for the season. Other avenues are also being explored to draw more people to the ground."
As part of the efforts to draw more people to the ground, CAB has joined hands with Lions' Club to bring in 4000 underprivileged children to the stadium to watch the opening day of the Test match. Free tickets are also being given at junior, sub-junior and school levels for those participating in the various coaching camps.
CAB is also organising an indoor cricket carnival featuring around 40 corporate houses to boost participation during the Test match.
Wriddhiman Saha and Md Shami, the two shinning stars of Bengal, now a regular face in the India team would be felicitated for their contribution to cricket. A giant bell will also be installed installed at the ground before the Test match. The bell will be rung to mark the beginning of the 501 Test at Eden. CAB will also organise a talk at lunch on the opening day of the Test featuring two legends of the game.
The committee has also proposed that stands be named after persons who have made CAB proud with their contributions to the game. The names among others are of Snehangshu Acharya, A N Ghosh, Biswanath Dutta, Siddhartha Shankar Ray, Pankaj Roy, Jagmohan Dalmiya and Sourav Ganguly.
The committee further proposed that A N Ghosh Trophy be discontinued and Super League be made a permanent fixture with the final for four days played with pink ball. The structure of the Super League will that be of Ranji Trophy. The first division league will be a three day affair.