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Paratroopers to descend from the sky with pinks balls in Eden Test


India will script history when they host Bangladesh in the first-ever day-night Test for both the countries to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata starting from November 22.

Paratroopers to descend from the sky with pinks balls in Eden Test

To adorn the occasion, the newly elected BCCI President, the local star of Kolkata Sourav Ganguly has been looking for every aspect to make the contest memorable.

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In one of these gestures, Army personnel will lift the test match ball at the hands of captains of both India and Bangladesh by parading in mid-sky by flying to Eden in paratroopers. Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) have planned this epic way to keep India’s first-ever pink ball test memorable.

CAB Secretary Avishek Dalmiya said,

“The paratroopers will fly into the wicket with two pink balls and hand them over to the captain of India and Bangladesh. We have talked with the army’s eastern headquarters.”

The Army will likewise play out the National Anthems of both the nations before the beginning of play.

After that, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will ring the customary Eden Bell to initiate the the first-ever day-night Test.

At that point at the 20-minute tea break, former skippers and the galaxy of sport stars from different controls will be taken out on trucks making a round of the ground along the boundary lines.

During the 40-minute supper break, the CAB has likewise sorted out a television show including the ‘Astonishing Five’ of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble and VVS Laxman who will stroll down the world of fond memories, diving on the epic 2001 Test win against Australia here.

However, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly told the CAB that all tickets for the first three days were sold out.  Meanwhile, three pink balls had arrived already in Eden on Friday.

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