New Delhi: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday held a meeting in Kolkata on the sidelines of the historic pink-ball day-night Test match between India and Bangladesh.
Soon after the meeting, Hasina, as quoted by news agency IANS said, “We share an excellent relationship. I think our mutual ties are at their best now. We want to continue the good relations with our neighbouring nation.”
Meanwhile, Sheikh Hasina and Mamata Banerjee rung the customary Eden bell in the presence of BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, stated a report. Some of the other dignitaries who were present on the occasion were Bangladesh Cricket Board chief Nazmul Hasan Papon and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar.
The first Pink Ball Day-Night Test match took place between India and Bangladesh on Friday in India, four years after the innovation made its debut in Adelaide in 2015. Notably, Bangladesh had won the toss and opted to bat first against India on Friday. In view of the match, monuments around Kolkata were lit up in pink and a giant pink ball hovered over the 67,000-capacity stadium in the eastern Indian metropolis.