There are also plans to observe a minute's silence in his memory before the start of the match to honour Jagmohan Dalmiya © IANS
There are also plans to observe a minute’s silence before the start of the match to honour Jagmohan Dalmiya © IANS

Kolkata: Large portraits of the late Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya will be placed in front of the Eden Gardens’ entrances when India take on South Africa here in the final Twenty20 international on Thursday. “In every gate there will be large portraits of Mr. Dalmiya so that fans and spectators coming for the game can pay their last respects,” CAB treasurer Biswaroop Dey told mediapersons on Tuesday. Dalmiya, 75, died at a city hospital on September 20 after suffering massive gastrointestinal bleeding. “We have also planned to run a five-minute video on him on the giant screen at the Eden. Let’s see if we can fit it during the innings break,” Dey said. There were also plans to observe a minute’s silence in his memory before the start of the match. India vs South Africa 2015: Sourav Ganguly feels Eden Gardens wicket would assist batsmen in 3rd T20I

Earlier, current Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) joint secretary Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said the pitch at the Eden Gardens which will host the third T20 International between India and South Africa will be “batting friendly.” “It is a good wicket, a batting friendly one,” Ganguly told reporters on Tuesday. Asked if spinners would prove decisive on the wicket, the 43-year-old was quick to retort: “Why are you asking me now? The series is done and dusted.” Ganguly was seen conversing with head pitch curator Prabir Mukherjee in the evening and walked around the field with other CAB officials to see how arrangements were being made. India vs South Africa 2015: Security beefed up at Eden Gardens for 3rd T20I following crowd unrest at Barabati Stadium