There seems to be buzz around the cricketing community, or at least around the Indian cricketing community for the first day and night test match is about to be staged on November 22 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata between India and Bangladesh.
The excitement is clearly visible in the ticket sales. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly confirmed the fact that tickets for the first four days of the test match starting from Friday are sold out.
“It’s sold out and I’m extremely happy (about it),” Ganguly said as per PTI.
The test match is also set to be staged with grandeur. Sportstar have reported that a giant balloon of size of approximately 14’x14’ will float in the sky till the end of the match.
Artists have been working on the idea to imprint the historic day on the walls of Eden Gardens.
Mascots for the test match- “Pinku” and “Tinku” – were also released earlier in presence of Ganguly.
When the mascots were released, Ganguly had said India captain Virat Kohli would be happy to see a full house when he walks out to bat against Bangladesh.
“He is a great player and he should be playing in front of packed house. He will be happy to see it full house when he walks out to bat on day one. You will love the atmosphere at the Eden so come and watch,” he said.
“You can’t have greats of the Indian cricket play in front of empty stands. And here you will have full house for the first three days,” Ganguly further said.
Ganguly was the person who took the initiative to implement day and night cricket in India, saying it was the “way forward” in Test cricket.
“That’s the way forward. Test cricket needed a rejuvenation,” Ganguly, had previously said . “It happens all around the world. Somewhere it had to start. India is the biggest country in terms of cricket. I think that rejuvenation was important.”