Modi invites Hasina to watch Kolkata Test match

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Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has invited his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina to watch the second Test match between Bangladesh and India that will begin at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on 22 November, reports UNB.

Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Thursday confirmed Modi’s invitation letter to Hasina to watch the second match of the two-match Test series saying the prime minister will visit Kolkata on 22 November.

However, prime minister Modi will not join Sheikh Hasina in Kolkata due to his pre-engagement, said the foreign minister while briefing reporters at the foreign affairs ministry.

He said prime minister Hasina will be treated as a State guest and she will spend a couple of hours there before her return to Dhaka later in the day.

Earlier, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly invited Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to watch the second Test match to be held at Eden Gardens in Kolkata from 22 to 26