Paes, Gopichand, invited to the historic Day/Night test in Eden
KOLKATA: Great tennis and local boy Leander Paes and Indian national badminton coach Gopichand pulley it could also be among the group of dignitaries present during the first time in India Day/night test against Bangladesh in Eden Gardens at the end of this month.
A source aware of the development said Friday that Gopichand and Leander, who were recently made available for the Davis Cup qualifier in India scheduled to be held in Pakistan, also received invitations.
Chess legend Viswanathan Anand and tennis star Sania Mirza will also be present along with world badminton champion PV Sindhu, six-time world boxing champion Mary Kom and the only Olympic gold medalist in India, Abhinav Bindra, to who the Bengal Cricket Association (CAB) plans to congratulate. .
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said Thursday that he is also trying to bring Sachin Tendulkar as part of the Indian team that faced Bangladesh for the first time in 2000.
The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, gave his consent to the BCCI and will attend the procedures of the first day, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi also received an invitation. The principal minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, is also scheduled to be present.
The CAB is also planning a charity match for HIV-positive children during the 40-minute dinner break on the first day of the pink ball test.
The first day could see a helicopter revolving around the Eden Gardens from which a skydiver will come flying on to the ground with the trophy in his hand.
Pink colors can also bathe in the sky.
The tickets for the match will also have a pink tinge for India's first ever Day/night test .