Indian Army Paratroopers to hand over pink balls to captains during India vs Bangladesh Day-Night Test

Indian Army Paratroopers will fly into the Eden Gardens to hand over pink balls to the captains of Indian and Bangladesh on the historic day-night test match between India and Bangladesh, which is going to begin on November 22 at Eden garden stadium in Kolkata, West Bengal.

According to sources, Indian Army jawans will also play the National anthems of both the countries (India & Bangladesh) before the start of the match.

Cricket Association of Bengal secretary Avishek Dalmiya said: “The paratroopers will fly into the wicket with two pink balls. We have discussed the plans with the Army (Eastern Command).”

Eden Garden’s Bell will be also rung by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee before the start of the match.


According to PTI report, Cricket Association (CAB) sources said that this plan has been canceled due to lack of security clearance one day before the start of the match.

The CAB had planned that the army paratroopers would take off the plane and deliver pink balls to both captains before the match, but the plan was canceled due to security concerns.

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