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POST TIME: 19 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Kolkata turns pink as countdown for first Ban-Ind d/n Test begins
PTI, Kolkata

Kolkata turns pink as countdown 
for first Ban-Ind d/n Test begins

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is seen holding a match ticket for the upcoming India vs Bangladesh pink ball Test in Kolkata with the official mascots of the game 'Pinku-Tinku'. CAB photo

The countdown for India's first-ever Day/Night Test began on Sunday with the City of Joy turning pink and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly unveiling 'Pinku-Tinku', the much-awaited event’s official mascots.

Ganguly was seen posing with the match ticket and the mascots at the Eden Gardens, making it a big hit among kids ahead of the historic Test against Bangladesh.

A giant pink balloon size of approximately 14’x14’ was also released at the Eden Gardens and it will be seen floating in the sky till the end of the historic India-Bangladesh Test.

City's important landmarks -- the Shahid Minar, the tallest building '42' and some Kolkata Municipality Corporation Parks -- also were illuminated with pink lights.

A ferry with pink ball illumination was also seen plying on the Hooghly and it will keep making trips between the iconic Howrah bridge and Vidyasagar Setu every evening till the match day on November 22.

The Tata Steel building will have 3D Mapping from November 20, while the Measurers' Club has already turned pink at night and others are set to do the same.

Besides this, a dozen billboards across the city, six LED boards and branded buses will also be seen from Monday onwards to further increase awareness and interest about the Test that has already got a mindboggling response, a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) statement said.

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has joined hands with Creocraft to give life to the Eden’s walls, which will tell the story of a cricketer and his journey from the maidan to the national side.

Over 20 artists studying at the Indian Art College are working day and night to paint this idea on the walls of the iconic stadium.