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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina And West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee In Attendance To Watch The Pink Ball Test

As the city of joy hosts the 1st Pink ball test on Indian soil between India and Bangladesh there is no dearth of high profile visitors in attendance. To watch the day and night test match at Eden Garden Bangladesh’s Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina has visited India.

Accompanying her is the West Bengal Chief Minister (CM) Mamta Banerjee. Both the leaders rang the iconic bell at the Eden Garden that symbolizes the start of the match. BCCI president and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly was also present at the moment.

The Bangladesh PM and the CM of West Bengal met the players and shook hands before the start of the play. Skipper Virat Kholi was seen introducing his teammates to the Bangladeshi PM.

Apart from Hasina and Banerjee other notable visitors that were present on the ground include former cricketers S Ramesh, Saba Karim, Sunil Joshi, Ajit Agarkar, Venkatesh Prasad, Kapil Dev, Dilip Vengsarkar, etc. From Bangladesh’s side Naimur Rahman, Mohammed Mahmudul Hasan, Maharab Hossain, Mohammed Hasibul Hussain, Shahriar Hossain Biddut, Kazi Habibul Bashar and Mohammed Akram Khan were in attendance.

Athletes from other sports were also present to witness the historic moment of Indian cricket. This included Abhinav Bindra, P Gopichand, P V Sindhu, Sania Mirza, and Mary Kom.

The first day of the historic tests is set to be a grand and memorable occasion with cultural performances and felicitation ceremonies lined up. During the Tea break, Sorendu and Group will give a performance while the former captains will be given a Lap of honor.

Also Read: Pics: Kolkata Turns Pink Ahead Of India-Bangladesh Day-Night Test

Post the wrap up of play on Day 1 grand felicitation would take place with a performance by Runa Laila, while a cultural program by Jeet Ganguly will conclude the opening day.

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