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12:00 AM, November 22, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:49 AM, November 22, 2019

Hasina to grace historic 2nd Test

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will depart for Kolkata in the morning today to witness the second of a two-match Test series between Bangladesh and India, set to begin later in the day at Eden Gardens.

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier extended an invitation to his Bangladeshi counterpart to attend the historic day-night Test, where the pink ball will be used for the first time by either side. Before that, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Sourav Ganguly, issued the same invitation to both heads of state.

During her trip, Sheikh Hasina will attend a ceremonial programme at the airport before travelling to the Hotel Taj Bengal Kolkata, where she will stay during her short visit.

The Prime Minister will then head to Eden Gardens at 12:30pm local time to ring the ceremonial bell alongside the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, to commemorate the Test.

Sheikh Hasina will watch the first session before returning later in the day to attend a cultural programme which will be followed by a felicitation programme arranged by the Cricket Association of Bengal, where she will deliver a speech. Sheikh Hasina will then depart from Kolkata at 10:00pm local time.

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