The Eden Gardens is expected to witness a turnout of more than 50,000 on the first three days of India’s first-ever Day-Night Test, against Bangladesh, here from November 22-26.
“More than 50,000 people to witness India’s first Pink Ball D/N Test at Eden Gardens each day for first three days as demand for tickets shoots through the roof,” the Cricket Association of Bengal tweeted on Saturday.
Giving a breakup, a CAB official said 50,000 tickets include about 17,000 were sold online, while the remaining were distributed among affiliated members.
“It’s for the first three days and the demands are high. Rest 16,000-odd will go for counter sales after November 14. We are expecting a full house,” the official said.
Both India and Bangladesh will be playing their first-ever pink-ball Test and Hasina will be among a starry gathering which will also include Union home minister Amit Shah, West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar.
“Specially designed mementoes will be given to the dignitaries while they will also make a round of the stadium aboard golf carts,” the source added.
The CAB will also felicitate the team members of Bangladesh-India first-ever Test in 2000, a game where Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president, made his debut as Test captain.