India vs Bangladesh: Army Paratroopers to handover the balls to the captains at Eden Gardens

The Army will also play the anthems of both countries.

Pink Balls. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS via Getty Images)

India is currently playing the first Test against Bangladesh in Indore. After its conclusion both the teams will head towards the landmark game that is scheduled to be played in Kolkata at the Eden Gardens. The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and BCCI chief, Sourav Ganguly are not leaving any stone unturned for the first Day-Night Test. And, now there is news that Army paratroopers will also mark their appearance in the historic encounter.

Ganguly has invited a galaxy of stars in order to attend and cherish the 1st ever pink-ball Test that will get kicked off from the 22nd of November. Also, the match inauguration bell will be rung by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee.


Preparations are in progress for historic Test between India and Bangladesh 

Recently, Avishek Dalmiya, the secretary of CAB revealed that on Day 1 of the historic game, Paratroopers will fly in the sky with two pink balls and will hand over one each to the skippers of both the teams. The Army will also play the anthems of both countries. And, during the tea break, former captains will be spotted making rounds along the boundary line.

“The paratroopers will fly into the wicket with two pink balls. We have discussed the plans with the Army (Eastern Command),” Avishek Dalmiya said as quoted by India Today.

Moreover, in the lunch break, the fab-5 of India i-e- Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Anil Kumble, will talk about the landmark win over Australia in 2001. It will also be displayed on the giant screen set-up in the ground. Meanwhile, he added that the tickets for the first three days have completely been sold-out. CAB will be able to evaluate the further sale of passes on the 19th of November.

“This will be shown on the giant screen. It will be clearly audible to the spectators. All the sellable tickets were already sold out online. We are now have left with a limited number of quota tickets. Now it remains to be seen if they will take them or not. We will only be able to evaluate on November 19,” he added.

Earlier, Debabrata Das, the joint secretary had recited that the manufacturers of pink balls have successfully delivered the first set on Friday. Also, three balls from the set have been submitted to the pitch curator in order to check its quality.