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Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen Ring Eden Bell on Day 2 of Pink Ball Test

The famous Eden bell, which is rung at the start of day’s play whenever the iconic venue hosts a Test match was graced by two chess legends on the second day of the Pink Ball Test, as Viswanathan Anand and Magnur Carlsen signaled the start of play on Day 2.

Cricketnext Staff |November 23, 2019, 2:25 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen Ring Eden Bell on Day 2 of Pink Ball Test

The famous Eden bell, which is rung at the start of day’s play whenever the iconic venue hosts a Test match was graced by two chess legends on the second day of the Pink Ball Test, as Viswanathan Anand and Magnur Carlsen signaled the start of play on Day 2.

The Test has seen a litany of sports legends come out and grace the occasion so far, with the likes of Sania Mirza, Jhulan Goswami, Pullela Gopichand and Sachin Tendulkar adding to the occasion. The players were also greeted by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before the start of the match on Day 1.

Accompanying five-time World chess champion Anand and current champion Carlsen were BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah.

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