All the important monuments of the city are decorated with pink lights, the color of the match will also be seen from the special boat.
Pictures of cricket and cricketers' Inside Story are being made on the inner walls of the Eden Gardens.
Artists of the Indian Art College engaged in painting on every path of the Garden of Eden
During lunch break, CAB will organize a talk show named 'Fabulous Five'
Dainik BhaskarNov 17, 2019, 10:21 PM IST Kolkata. Kolkata city was painted pink on Sunday before India's first day-night Test match began. BCCI President Saurabh Ganguly unveiled the match's official mascot 'Pinku-Tinku'. Ganguly also took photographs at the Eden Garden Stadium with Pinku-Tinku and match tickets, which was well received by the city's children. At the same time, a large pink balloon was also unveiled, which will be visible in the sky of Kolkata during the historic match between India and Bangladesh.
Important monuments of the city such as the Shaheed Temple, the tallest building '42' and many parks of Kolkata Metropolitan Municipality are decorated with pink lights. A passenger boat running from Hooghly has also been lighted pink. The boat will circumnavigate the city between Howrah Bridge and Vidyasagar Setu every evening until 22 November during the match. The 3D mapping will be done at the Tata Steel building from November 20, while the Measures Club is also seen tinted in pink lights at night. Similar decorations are being done in the rest of the buildings in the city.
In the city, large posters, LED displays and branded Busenbangal Cricket Association (CAB) said – There will be about a dozen big posters and six LED boards in the city from Monday. Branding buses will also ply among the people to arouse interest and raise awareness about this match. The CAB has tied up with a Kolkata agency, which will create photographs showing the inside story of cricket and cricketers on the inner walls of the Eden Gardens.
Mamta Banerjee and Sheikh Hasina will be present. At the start of the present-day Test match, the Army paratroopers will fly over the Eden Gardens and hand over the pink ball to the captains of both teams before the toss. After this, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will start the match by playing the traditional Eden Ball. India and Bangladesh teams will reach Kolkata in the next 48 hours. Earlier, 20 artists of the Indian Art College are working day and night to make paintings on every side of the city leading to the Garden of Eden.
Former players will rotate the ground in the tee break The former captains of other sports, including cricket, in the 20-minute tee break, will take the round of the field through open lines in open trains. During a 40-minute lunch break, CAB will host a talk show called 'Fabulous Five', featuring Saurabh Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble and VVS Laxman in their historic win against Australia in the 2001 Test match played on the same ground. Will talk
All sports stars will be honored. CAB Secretary Abhishek Dalmia said – We will also honor Indian sports stars. Sachin Tendulkar, Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra, tennis star Sania Mirza, world badminton champion PV Sindhu and six-time Boxing World Champion MC Mary Kom will be honored on the occasion. Guests will be given specially designed mementoes. All participants will take a round of the field in a golf cart. The CAB will also honor the players of teams played in 2000 between India and Bangladesh. This was Saurabh Ganguly's first match as a Test captain.