The much-awaited bell was finally installed at the Eden Gardens, ahead of Indias second cricket Test against New Zealand starting from Friday.
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 Test. India are up 1-0 in the three-match series.
The giant bell was in the pipeline for some time now as Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly wanted to copy the revered ritual which takes place before a Test match at the hallowed Lords.
The silver-coated bell has been brought from Chandigarh and installed just above the sight screen at the BC Roy club house-end.