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Eden Gardens D/N test set to be a spectacle

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  • Day one’s proceedings of the first Test is slated to begin with Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina jointly ringing the Eden Bell.
  • Anand-Carlsen duo on Ganguly’s wish list to ring Eden bell on day 2 time permitting (test starts at 13:00 while GCT at National Library, Alipore starts at 14:00), Anand has accepted the invitation while current undisputed world chess champion's team is working out the logistics.
  • A galaxy of Indian sports stars including cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra, tennis star Sania Mirza, world badminton champion P.V. Sindhu and six-time boxing world champion MC Mary Kom among others would be seen in the Test.
  • The CAB will felicitate the team members of the first ever Bangladesh-India Test in 2000, a game where Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president, made his debut as test captain .
  • The first day of the match could see a helicopter revolving around the Eden Gardens from which a skydiver will come flying into the ground with the trophy.
  • All former Indian test captains are to be invited for the first two days of the Test match and will be asked to share their favourite moments from India's test history.
  • All captains at the ground along with Kohli and the rest of the team as well as the dignitaries to line up for the anthem. Captains to appear on commentary as guests through the day.
  • Down memory lane segments recorded with individual captains to be played on the big screen at the ground in breaks Day 4 onwards.

 

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Hope this starts a tradition in Indian cricket. Inviting legends from cricket and other sports, also famous personalities, like they do at Wimbledon.

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Ticket demand soars online for India's maiden day-night Test vs Bangladesh at Eden Gardens

 

LOL they have also invited Modi, Paes, Gopichand, many other eminent personalities.

 

Cancer patients, HIV+ children charity match during one of the breaks, various other trusts and NGOs. Hope it doesn't result in chaos like the 2016 WT20 Indo-Pak group match. 

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