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Eden Gardens to rename 4 stands after martyred war heroes

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Apr 29, 2017, 3:14 pm IST
Updated Apr 29, 2017, 3:14 pm IST
The iconic Eden Gardens is set to add more history to itself, as 4 of its stands will be named after four martyred war heroes.
Kolkata's iconic cricket Eden Gardens is known for its passionate crowd and electrifying atmosphere. (Photo: AP)
 Kolkata's iconic cricket Eden Gardens is known for its passionate crowd and electrifying atmosphere. (Photo: AP)

Kolkata: It is no surprise that Kolkata Knight Riders have won four of their five Indian Premier League (IPL) home matches at the Eden Gardens, this season.

The City of Joy’s iconic cricket stadium is known for its passionate crowd and electrifying atmosphere. Right from the memorable Kolkata Derbies between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, back in the days of old, to the current times, when KKR seem almost unbeatable in their own den, the Eden Gardens has provided us all with great matches.

 

Now, the iconic stadium is set to add more history to itself, as four of its stands will be named after four martyred war heroes. The four stands will be named after Col NJ Nair, Lt Col Dhan Singh, PVC Sub Joginder and Hav Hanganan Dada.

Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel confirmed the news on Twitter, as he retweeted a special forces veteran.

Eden Gardens

However, it is yet to be ascertained when the new stands will be inaugurated.

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