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‘This year’s Eden Test is a big test’ – Sourav Ganguly


The distribution of the tickets for the historic day-night Test has started with the hand of The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly.

'This year's Eden Test is a big test' - Sourav Ganguly

Sourav, handed over the match ticket to 12 little cricketers who had appeared in the CAB on Sunday. The ticket also contains pink aura. Which came to the CAB on Saturday. At the same time online tickets from the Eden counter had also been started from Sunday.

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In addition to handing over the tickets to the children, Sourav saw the pitch of the Eden Test. He visited the pitch with Eden’s Pitch Curator Sujan Mukherjee and the head of BCCI’s panel of curators Ashish Bhowmick. He was accompanied by the Joint Secretary of the CAB.

The board president examined the pitch by pressing his hands in front of the pitch.

“Everything is going well. Whatever I have done all my life, I have tried to give my best. There is no exception in this case also.”

According to CAB sources, 12,000 tickets had already been sold online. As a result, there has been a growing hue and cry for tickets. Asked about the few spectators who came to Eden this afternoon to search for tickets but showed their frustration after not getting the tickets, the Board President said, “It feels bad for the spectators. But if the ticket goes on sale, then the number of seats cannot be increased!”

“The tickets of first three days are all sold out before the start of the Test. Good to hear,” he added.

Sourav hosted the India-Pakistan match at Eden Gardens while he was CAB president. The 2016 T20 World Cup Final was also hosted here.  This time being BCCI President, he is the architect of India’s first ever day-night Test.

In this regard, Sourav said, “This year’s Eden Test is a big test. This is because it is the first pink day-night Test in subcontinent with pink ball. You have to start from one place. This step was needed to revive Test cricket. That process has started all over the world. Cricket is the most insane in India. As a result, this change was necessary.”

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