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CAB expects more than 50,000 spectators in first three days of D/N Test in Eden

CAB invited all members of team Bangladesh and India who participated in the first Test match of Bangladesh.

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CAB expects more than 50,000 spectators in first three days of D/N Test in Eden
Eden Gardens. Photo: The India

India’s historic first pink ball Test match against Bangladesh from November 22 to 26 is expected to be witnessed by more than 50,000 spectators at the Eden Gardens, the cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) informed.

According to CAB statement, “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 shoot through the roof.”

The CAB official told Press Trust of India that 17,000 tickets were sold online, and apart from distributing among affiliated members, the remaining tickets will be left for counter sales.

“It’s for the first three days and the demands are really high. Rest 16,000-odd will go for counter sales after November 14. We are expecting a full house,”

the official said.

The CAB has been putting hard effort to it as a grand occasion. BCCI Pesident Sourav Ganguly has invited a number of dignitaries to grace the occasion that includes Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina both of whom will ring the customary Eden Bell to initiate  the proceedings of the first day. An invitation to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also been sent.

The Union Home Minister Amit Shah, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar and several other prominent names are also expected to visit Eden Gardens during the match.

The CAB has also invited all the members of Bangladesh and India’s national cricket team who had participated in the inaugural Test match of Bangladesh back in 20oo.

Sachin Tendulkar, Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra, Tennis star Sania Mirza, Badminton World Champion PV Sindhu, Chess World Champion Viswanathan Anand and six-time Boxing World Champion MC Mary Kom will also honor the occasion.

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