Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived West Bengal to attend the historic pink-ball day-night Test match between India and Bangladesh on Friday. Hasina will meet West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata.
The Bangladesh PM will also inaugurate the first-ever pink-ball Test match between the two teams at Eden Gardens stadium. She was received by Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly at the airport.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had earlier invited the Bangladeshi PM to watch the first pink ball, a day-night Test match to be played on Indian soil, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also made a request in view of the historic nature of the game, said external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar.
The historic match will kick off with Army paratroopers flying into the Eden Gardens to hand over a pink ball each to the two captains, right before the toss. Hasina and Banerjee will then ring the customary Eden Bell.