EDEN GARDENS

  • Former cricketers laud Rohit Sharma's historic feat 1 week ago

    Arjuna Ranatunga and Adam Gilchrist joined others in praising Rohit for his record-breaking knock of 264 against Sri Lanka in the 4th ODI. ...
  • Full Text: VVS Laxman delivers the MAK Pataudi Lecture November 12, 2014

    Addressing the Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi memorial lecture organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens, former India middle-order batsman VVS Laxman voiced his opinions on the core issues that affect Indian and Test cricket. Read the full transcript here: Good evening ladies and...
  • Survival of Test cricket essential for game's future: VVS Laxman November 12, 2014

    With the threat of Twenty20 cricket eating into the share of the five-day formats, former India middle order batsman VVS Laxman on Wednesday said it's high time that they bring in new innovation like introduction of day/night matches to sustain the legacy of Test cricket. Worried about the future of Test...
  • BCCI flourished in Eden, but hijacked by Tamil Nadu: Bishan Singh Bedi November 11, 2014

    Taking at dig at Indian Cricket Board's president-in-exile N Srinivasan, spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi today said it was a mystery to see the BCCI, which was born in Delhi and flourished at the Eden Gardens here, being hijacked by Tamil Nadu. "I think it's pertinent to say that the BCCI...
  • Confident Team India arrives in Kolkata for 4th ODI November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Having clinched the five-match series, a confident Indian team, sans stand-in skipper Virat Kohli, and the Sri Lankan cricketers arrived in Kolkata on Monday night for the fourth ODI scheduled to be held at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. Members of both teams landed at the Dum Dum airport around...
  • Eden Gardens may host fourth India-Sri Lanka ODI October 21, 2014

    Kolkata: It's not official yet, but Eden Gardens is in line to host the fourth one-dayer on November 13 in the upcoming stop gap five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. "We are most likely to get the fourth ODI here on November 13. It's difficult to host the match here before...
  • Former cricketer Kris Srikkanth hails Eden Gardens crowd October 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth on Saturday said one just needs to perform at the Eden Gardens and the city would remember the cricketer forever. The first cricketer to score an ODI century here, the former India opener said, "There's nothing like playing at the Eden. It's always been an...
  • CAB celebrates 150 years of Eden Gardens October 16, 2014

    Kolkata: From Chandu Borde and Salim Durani - the chief architects of India's first Test win at Eden -- to Sourav Ganguly, the stadium's rich history was hailed as Cricket Association of Bengal began 150 years' celebrations of the stadium with a book and documentary launch on Thursday. While Ganguly singled...
  • ISL Tour Diary: Kolkata, a city that offers something new every time October 14, 2014

    Being a Probashi Bengali (a non-resident Bengali), my affair with Kolkata is a long-standing one. Born to parents who were originally from Kolkata, I have been brought up in Delhi all my life. I always had a strange feeling whenever I visited the city, predominately because of the culture difference....
  • VVS Laxman to deliver MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture at Eden Gardens October 7, 2014

    VVS Laxman is all set to renew his connection with the Eden Gardens as the former middle order batsman has been chosen to deliver the MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture on October 19. The lecture will be held on the eve of the fifth and final ODI between India and the West...
  • 'I manage crowds better than the police': At KKR's victory rally, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee steals the show June 4, 2014

    There's never a dull moment when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee trades her official hat for a pointy, party one and takes over several roles at once of a compre, traffic controller, admonisherinchief and benevolent mother figure to some of Tollywood's ageing legends. I will be honest. I was...
  • In pics: Fans turn up for Kolkata Knight Riders' victory celebrations at Eden Gardens June 4, 2014

    First the win, then the tweets and the crackers that lit up the sky on a slow Sunday evening in Kolkata. Kolkata Knight Riders had conquered the crown yet again in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League. The question that came soon Will there be another road show and...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 3, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Union Minister Gopinath Munde dies in road accident in Delhi June 3, 2014

    In a tragic turn of events on Tuesday morning, Union Minister for Rural Development Gopinath Munde died of multiple internal injuries after his car was hit by another vehicle in Delhi. The 64yearold Munde, who is survived by his wife and three daughters, was going to the Delhi airport to...
  • Shah Rukh Khan celebrates KKR win; dazzles Kolkata with kisses, dance June 3, 2014

    Kolkata: Amid a shower of pink confetti and deafening roar, superstar Shah Rukh Khan Tuesday lauded the tremendous love and support of the city's fans for the Kolkata Knight Riders as he partied and threw kisses during a grand felicitation ceremony at the Eden Gardens here. The home team, flanked by...
  • Nearstampede outside Eden Gardens, Shah Rukh Khan's flight delayed June 3, 2014

    Kolkata: A stampedelike situation erupted on the fringes of the Eden Gardens here as diehard fans of Indian Premier League winner Kolkata Knight Riders clambered over police barricades to gain entry into the arena for the team's felicitation ceremony. Though entry was made free, passes distributed were far less. This resulted...
  • KKR's grand felicitation at Eden Gardens on Tuesday June 2, 2014

    Kolkata: Memories of the 2012's grand felicitation of Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens are set to be relived with the West Bengal government and Cricket Association of Bengal having planned a similar programme at the same venue on Tuesday morning. All the roads on Tuesday will lead up to Eden...
  • Rain threatens KKRKXIP match, Punjab to qualify in case of a washout May 28, 2014

    Uncertainty surrounds IPL's first qualifier between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab to be played at the Eden Gardens today, thanks to unfavourable weather. The match was washed off on Tuesday and faces a similar fate today as Kolkata remains under a heavy cloud cover. Kolkata received light showers in...
  • IPL 7 Qualifier 1, Kolkata vs Punjab: Players to watch out for May 27, 2014

    With the end of IPL7 league stages, the top four teams are now geared up for the crucial playoffs. The first match of the playoffs will be played between the most consistent team of this tournament and undoubtedly the most resilient side of this edition when George Baileyled...
  • Rain fear looms over first IPL qualifier in Kolkata May 26, 2014

    Kolkata: With heavy downpour since Sunday and more rains being forecast for Tuesday, there's a cloud of uncertainty over IPL's first qualifier between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens. Both the teams had to skip their matcheve practice on Monday as the ground remained under cover,...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders have shed the chokers tag, says Gautam Gambhir May 22, 2014

    Kolkata: Refusing to take credit for turning around the fortunes of his team, captain Gautam Gambhir Thursday said he was satisfied but not surprised over his Kolkata Knight Riders' sixmatch winning streak which powered them to the playoffs of the Indian Premier League. Addressing the media after humbling Royal Challengers Bangalore...
  • Eden Gardens to host first IPL7 qualifier on May 27 May 10, 2014

    Kolkata: The IPL Governing Council on Saturday decided to allot one of the two qualifiers to Kolkata's Eden Gardens, while one of the Eliminators to Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. The decision was taken after TNCA (Tamil Nadu Cricket Association) wrote a letter to the IPL GC, expressing their inability to host...
  • Karnataka eye hat-trick of titles in Vijay Hazare final March 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Heavyweights Karnataka will aim to continue their dream run and claim an unprecedented hat-trick of titles in the season, when they square off against underdogs Railways in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final at Eden Gardens on Sunday. Karnataka have not looked back after their Ranji triumph as they went on...
  • Bengal squad for Ranji Trophy semis against Maharashtra announced January 13, 2014

    Kolkata: Bengal selectors on Monday named middleorder batsman Sandipan Das and pacer Veer Pratap Singh in the 18member squad for their Ranji Trophy semifinal against Maharashtra in Indore from January 18 to 22. The regular Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary, who is recovering from a knee surgery, has been included as a...
  • Kartik yet again booed by Bengal fans at Eden January 11, 2014

    Kolkata: There was no end to Murali Kartik's miseries at the Eden Gardens after Friday's fan fury, as the Railways skipper was again booed by Bengal fans who shouted slogans outside the stadium at the end of the fourth day's play. About a 100odd Bengal fans, shouting slogans of "Go Back...
  • Ranji Trophy quarters: Shukla leads Bengal's recovery against Railways January 10, 2014

    Kolkata: Skipper Laxmi Ratan Shukla's valiant unbeaten halfcentury helped Bengal stage a remarkable fightback against Railways in their controversymarred Ranji Trophy quarterfinal at the Eden Gardens on Friday. The third day's proceedings saw both the teams engaged in heated exchange of words as about 2,000odd spectators also played their part in...
  • Ranji Trophy: Bengal wary of Madhya Pradesh at home November 13, 2013

    Kolkata: Bengal will have a testing time at home when they take on Madhya Pradesh in their group B Ranji Trophy match beginning at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. Boasting a fiery attack with leftarm pacer Ishwar Pandey up their ranks, Madhya Pradesh had defeated Bengal comprehensively at home last season,...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on India's Mars Mission November 10, 2013

    This week on the show, Cyrus Broacha takes on India's Mars Mission, Sachin Tendulkar's 199th Test match at Eden Gardens and BJP demands PMlevel security for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. ...