Honorable Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee and Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is present !!
- Eden Gardens hosted the 1987 World Cup final
- Eden will host the 1st ever pink-ball Test in India
- Eden Gardens will be hosting its 42nd Test match — the most by an Indian venue..
- The venue will be hosting its 42nd Test match, which is the most hosted at an Indian venue. In this century, India have played 11 Tests at Eden Gardens of which they have won 7 and lost just 1 (against England in 2012).
With less than 24 hours to go for the historic Day-night Test between India and Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens, the talks at tea stalls or dinner tables in Kolkata would be probably revolving around how the pacers are going to swing the pink ball or how dew will play a major role when the floodlights are on. People in Kolkata love cricket and thus all these debates and discussions are bound to happen.
It was the enthusiastic crowd at the Eden Gardens which made the 1987 World Cup final look like a World Cup final even though India were knocked out by England in the semi-final as the cricket lovers thronged the stadium in huge numbers to give Australia a feel of lifting the World Cup trophy at Melbourne.