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06:55 PM, November 07, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:22 PM, November 07, 2019

Grand plans afoot for Bangladesh and India's day-night debut

Bangladesh and India will be playing their first ever day-night Test when the two sides meet during their second of the two Tests at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on November 22.

The excitement around the two sides’ maiden day-night Test could be gauged from the fact that with online tickets released till now for the first three days sold out in two days, as a statement from Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Wednesday.

"30% of the online saleable tickets for the first three days (5,905 tickets) have been sold out while over 3,500 tickets for the fourth day of the second Test between India and Bangladesh to be played at Eden Gardens from 22-26 November are sold," CAB secretary Avishek Dalmiya said.

"With the help of Global Cancer Trust around 20 Breast cancer survivors will be present on the first day of the match and will be greeted by CAB. Cancer Patients will have the chance to play at the Eden Gardens on the third day," he added.

CAB has mega plans to make the occasion special with a clutch of stars from other sports set to grace the Test along with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who has given her consent to come on Day 1.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also been sent an invite. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is also scheduled to be present.

CAB also plans to invite former captains of the Indian side, who will share their favourite moments from India's Test history.

The first day could see a helicopter revolving around the Eden Gardens from which a skydiver will come flying on to the ground with the trophy in his hand.

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