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Eden Gardens ‘best managed’

Calcutta: Eden Gardens has had a few feathers in its cap, the latest coming from New Zealand Turf and Management Group.

According to a report sent by the New Zealand company which oversees the preparation of wickets in the country, Eden Gardens has been adjudged the “best managed ground in India”.

Informing this, Prabir Mukherjee, the east zone representative of the BCCI’s grounds and wickets committee, said that it is essentially a reward for all those malis who work day in and day out for the preparation of the ground.

The report has come last week and it hails all the aspects — pitch, outfield, practice wickets — of the Eden Gardens.

Corporate training

CAB is set to introduce corporate methods for enhancing the performance of Bengal team this season. According to the CAB secretary Bablu Koley, a city-based company which looks after the motivational aspects of the multi-national executives, has expressed their desire to work with the Bengal team.

“On Tuesday we’ll conduct a coaches’ seminar where we have asked the company to give a demonstration,” Koley said.

“If their work is appreciated by the coaches, we’ll ask the company to have sessions with the Bengal team,” he added.

The Bengal under-19 team will undergo a residential camp in Kalyani in late September.

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