Modi, Hasina invited for Indo-Bangla test match at Eden Gardens
XtraTime Web Desk: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina has been invited for the Indo-Bangla 2nd Test match at Eden Gardens starting from November 22. The idea to invite the two political leaders was by the President elect Sourav Ganguly. It is learnt that the official invitation from Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), which is also the host association have already been sent to both offices. The confirmation though is not yet received but it is expected it will come soon. Both Modi and Hasina will be formally inaugurating the state of the art indoor facilities at the Eden Gardens.
In another development Ganguly indicated on Wednesday that no hasty decision will be taken on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s future with Team India. The former India captain has not been part of the Men in Blue since Virat Kohli and his boy’s defeat in the World Cup semi-final in Manchester. Since then, there has been a lot of speculation over the former captain’s retirement from international cricket. Sourav on Wednesday said he would speak to the selectors on the matter when the India squad for the series versus Bangladesh is picked on October 24.
“We have to first find out what Dhoni himself is thinking. I will be talking to the selectors regarding this when we meet on the October 24 and then we have to see what can be done,” Sourav said at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.
The CAB President will be travelling to Kochi on October 20 to be present for the inauguration of ISL VI. He will travel to Mumbai the next day to officially take over as the President of BCCI at the Annual General Meeting on October 23.