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CAB working on the plan to construct Eden Garden’s cousin in Kolkata

The new ground will only be 10 minutes away from Eden Gardens.

Eden Gardens
Eden Gardens. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Eden Gardens is widely acknowledged as one of the most iconic cricket grounds in the world. It is a home ground to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the crowd in Kolkata is absolutely passionate about this game. However, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) is planning to build a new stadium now in Kolkata which will be near to its very own Eden Gardens.

Sourav Ganguly is the president of the CAB and looks after the administrative work of Bengal Cricket. He has somehow managed to stay connected with the game even after hanging his boots from the international arena and is doing wonders during his tenure with the cricket association.

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Eden will not lose its sheen

Sourav Ganguly, in an interview with Cricbuzz, revealed that CAB is set to build a new stadium in the City of Joy and its work will start in the next few months. “We are building a new stadium as well. Hopefully, I remain there to build it. I don’t know what’s going to happen. It will start work in about 6-7 months and this stadium will be 10 minutes away from Eden Gardens,” he said.

However, he was also quick to clarify that the iconic Eden Gardens will not lose its sheen. Dada hinted that the new ground might host Test cricket and was aiming to make it a cricket centre for the upcoming cricketers with all the facilities.

“We’ll build a stadium which is about 25-30 thousand (seating) capacity and maybe play Test cricket. But we want to make it a cricket centre for Bengal with all the facilities and indoor schools because the Eden Gardens is an Army ground so we are very restricted in what we do. It is better we put in money and build a new ground and let the players play cricket,” he added.

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