History to beckon iconic Eden Gardens as venue for Pink ball Test

History to beckon iconic Eden Gardens as venue for Pink ball Test

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Kolkata, Nov 18: India's first-ever Pink ball Test is a few days away and preparations at Eden Gardens are in full swing to make this event a grand show.

The Test beginning November 22 will be the first-ever Day-Night Test in India. It will be India's 540th Test. Preparations are on in full swing for the match against Bangladesh. The Cricket Association Of Bengal (CAB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is also leaving no stone unturned to make the Test match an event to remember.

The presence of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with the legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble and VVS Laxman promises to make the opening day a star-studded affair.

As part of the effort, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) in association with Creocraft is bringing to life vignettes of cricket on the inside walls of the Colosseum.

The walls of Eden will say the story behind every cricketer. It's going to be a cricketer's journey from maidan to the tricolored jersey. Sayan Mukherjee, creative head of Crecraft who designed the whole artwork said, "It's a story from gully cricket to big stadium. A boy starts from maidan and then how he transforms into a big player."

Over 20 artists studying at Indian Art College are working day and night to paint this idea on the walls. On November 22 when the world will witness history, the walls will reiterate the stories that every dreamy eyed cricketer wants to write- the story of the struggle behind the making of a legend. (UNI)