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Hasina arrives in Kolkata to inaugurate maiden historic D/N Test at Eden
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Hasina arrives in Kolkata to inaugurate maiden historic D/N Test at Eden

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Kolkata, Nov 22 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) airport at around 10.30 AM on Friday to inaugurate India's maiden historic Day/Night Test match at the iconic Eden Gardens.

Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly received her at the airport.

Indian Cricket is just hours away from embracing the pink revolution when a confident home side takes on Bangladesh.

Virat Kohli and Co remain clear favourites in this match based on their recent form as they steamrolled the visitors in the first match of the series by an innings and 130 runs in Indore.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly convinced both teams to agree to a Day/Night Test match within a week after taking charge.

Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has left no stone unturned to make this a grand event and mark it as a milestone in the history of Indian Cricket.

Several leading former cricketers, including Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, will witness the historic match to be marked with Army paratroopers flying into Eden Gardens to hand over a pink ball each to both skippers before the toss.

This will be followed by the ringing of the customary Eden Bell by the Bangladesh Premier and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Amid the concerns about the twilight, early sunset, dew factor, a jam-packed Eden Gardens will be ready to embrace the historic day today. (UNI)