Kolkata: Pink Ball Test begins today, PM Sheikh Hasina, CM Mamata Banerjee to attend
Kolkata/IBNS: Kolkata has turned Pink as the iconic 'Pink Ball' Test between India and Bangladesh will be played in the city's Eden Gardens Stadium on Friday.
The match is crucial as it is the first-ever Pink Ball Test to be played by India.
Eden will witness the country's first Day-Night event from Friday.
Well done felu.. pic.twitter.com/KMC9FiHuIi— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) November 21, 2019
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina will attend the match.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee will also attend the opening day of the match.
Ahead of the start of the game, Sheikh Hasina and Mamata Banerjee will ring the Eden bell.
Well @bcci and @cab ... look forward to 5 days @JayShah pic.twitter.com/EbZigS3JMk— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) November 21, 2019
Meanwhile, BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly expressed his excitement over the event and tweeted: "Well @bcci and @cab ... look forward to 5 days
Meanwhile, reflecting the excitement around the Test match, several landmark buildings in Kolkata, have been lit by pink lights to mark the occasion.
Several sweet makers in the city have also made special pink couloured sweets to mark the event.
Ready for the Pink Test Match! Proud of how my city has decked up to welcome this historic test match. @SGanguly99 @BCCI #Kolkata pic.twitter.com/TWcSkhlKqD— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) November 20, 2019
Indian wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha tweeted: "Ready for the Pink Test Match! Proud of how my city has decked up to welcome this historic test match. @SGanguly99 @BCCI #Kolkata."
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