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India vs Bangladesh Day/Night Test: Tickets for first four days sold out, informs elated Sourav Ganguly

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Published 20 Nov 2019, 03:23 IST
20 Nov 2019, 03:23 IST

Eden Gardens gears up for India
Eden Gardens gears up for India's first-ever Day-Night Test

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, on Tuesday, informed that tickets for the first four days of the first-ever Day/Night Test in India between the hosts and Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata have been sold out.

India and Bangladesh will take on each other in the second Test starting November 22. The former Indian skipper said,

"It's sold out and I'm extremely happy.”

There has been massive excitement in India, and Kolkata in particular, as the historic day approaches. Eden Gardens is one of the largest stadiums in India, and has a capacity of over 65,000.

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The Day/Night match will witness the SG pink ball making its debut in Test matches. Furthermore, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will ring the Eden Bell to signal the start of the game.

'Sourav Ganguly

The list of famous sportspersons likely to attend the historic occasion includes Sachin Tendulkar, Abhinav Bindra, Sania Mirza, PV Sindhu, and MC Mary Kom. The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) will also felicitate the team members of the first-ever Test played between India and Bangladesh back in 2000.

India won the opening Test at Indore by a margin of an innings and 130 runs. They are favourites to clinch the series 2-0 at Eden Gardens.

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As part of their preparations, Team India had an optional training session under lights with the pink ball on Sunday at Indore. Earlier, opener Mayank Agarwal had stated that three pink-ball sessions under lights were also arranged by the Head of National Cricket Academy and former India captain Rahul Dravid.

Following India’s victory at Indore, Team India captain Virat Kohli had also expressed his excitement at featuring in the country’s first-ever Day-Night Test. “It's going be a landmark event for Indian cricket and Indian Test cricket,” Kohli had admitted.

The match will be played from 1 pm to 8 pm as the dew is expected to play a part if the game carries on beyond that time. The Eden Gardens Test will be the 12th Day-Night Test in the history of the cricket.

Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:05 IST
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