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PM returns home from Kolkata

PM returns home from Kolkata

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Friday (Nov 22) night from Kolkata after wrapping up her daylong official visit to India. A Biman Bangladesh Airlines special flight carrying the PM and her entourage members landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at midnight. The flight earlier left Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata at 11:00 p.m. (India time), local media reported.

During her stay in Kolkata, the premier witnessed the first day of the second cricket Test of the two-match Test series between Bangladesh and India that began at Eden Gardens at 1:00 p.m. (local time).

Earlier, Sheikh Hasina along with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rang the ceremonial bell for the opening of the Test match between Bangladesh and India at the Eden Gardens around 12:55 p.m.

On the sidelines of the match, West Bengal Chief Minister paid a courtesy call on Sheikh Hasina at Taj Bengal, Kolkata where she stayed during her short visit.

Indian Premier Narendra Modi formally invited Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to attend the historic day-night Test in the West Bengal capital of Kolkata, popularly known as ‘City of Joy’ from Nov 22-26.

Bangladesh and India have completed the first day of the maiden day-night test match where pink ball is being used for the first time of any Test cricket match of the two neighbours.

Sheikh Hasina witnessed the first session of the second Test at the stadium.

After watching the first session, the PM returned to her place of residence while she again goes to the stadium in the evening.

After the first day’s match, she joined a short cultural function that followed by a felicitation programme arranged by the Cricket Association of Bengal at the ground of the Eden Gardens Stadium.

Earlier, President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly invited PM Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to watch the second Test in Kolkata.