Sourav Ganguly led BCCI and Cricket Club Of Bengal with which he had been associated in various capacities are making all efforts to make the subcontinent’s first ever Day and Night Cricket Test memorable. Several cricket biggies and iconic players are expected to be present along with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the historic Eden Gardens Stadium where Sourav Ganguly had first captained India. The five- day & night test match between Virat Kohli led India and Mominul Haque captained Bangladesh will be from Friday, November 22.CAB has kept ticket prices affordable for commoners. Among the galaxy of Indian sports persons who have consented to witness the historic event are former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Olympian Abhinav Bindra, tennis player Sania Mirza, India’s badminton face PV Sindhu and six-time boxing champion MC Mary Kom. Host CAB has also awaiting nod of incumbent world chess champion Magnus Carlson to be present in the stadium as he will be competing in the Tata Steel Chess India-Rapid & Blitz not far away from Eden Gardens during the period. Former world chess champion Vishwanathan Anand has confirmed his presence. Incidentally,28 years old Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque is elated to lead his country against India in the 2 test match series. The first test between the two neighbouring nations will be played at ex-princely state Indore in Madhya Pradesh from November 14 to 18.
The magnificent, majestic & historical cricket ground ‘Eden Gardens’ built in 1864 .Its capacity has been increased to 68,000 over the years.It is the Home Ground of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) of IPL T20 Tournament. It is owned by the Indian Army and CAB is its operator.(edited by PK Chakravarty expressing courtesy to youtube for the image).