India Vs Bangladesh: Eden Gardens set to witness a record-breaking crowd during the first three days of India’s first day-night test match.
India is set to play its first day and night test match against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. This would be a remarkable event in India and Bangladesh’s cricket history as both nations will play their first day and night format test match.
The buzz around the test match is growing at an astronomical rate and now it has been claimed by the cricket association of Bengal that the event will see a handsome number of crowd in the stadium.
“More than 50,000 people to witness India’s first pink-ball D/N Test at Eden Gardens each day for first three days as demand for tickets shoots through the roof,” the Cricket Association of Bengal tweeted on Saturday (November 9).
Providing a breakup, a CAB official said 50,000 tickets include about 17,000 were sold online while the remaining were distributed among affiliated members.
“It’s for the first three days and the demands are really high. Rest 16,000-odd will go for counter sales after 14 November. We are expecting a full house,” the official said.
More than 50,000 people to witness India's first #PinkBall D/N Test at #EdenGardens each day for first three days as demand for tickets shoot through the roof. #BetheChange @SGanguly99 @BCCI#IndvBanTest
— CABCricket (@CabCricket) November 9, 2019
Earlier reported by PTI, this fixture will also be attended by prominent political personalities. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will ring the traditional Eden Bell to start the proceedings on Day 1.
India’s Union home minister Amit Shah and West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar will also grace the historic Test under lights. Report also claims that the CAB will felicitate a galaxy of Indian sports stars including cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra, tennis star Sania Mirza, world badminton champion PV Sindhu and six-time boxing world champion MC Mary Kom among others.
Moreover, The CAB will also felicitate the members of first-ever Bangladesh-India Test in 2000, a game where Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president, made his debut as captain in red-ball cricket.