On the historic day of India witnessing a new milestone in the game of Cricket, with the first-ever Pink ball Day/Night Test Match at Eden Gardens, Global Cancer Trust, a Kolkata based registered Non-Governmental Organization, made a unique attempt to bring smiles on the faces of breast cancer survivors. Today during the break, 20 breast cancer survivors who have valiantly battled and endured this disease were felicitated by BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly and Abhishek Dalmiya, secretary of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). Cricketing legends Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, VVS Laxman and the first Bangladesh team which played test against India, were present during the occasion.
The color pink that is synonymous with breast cancer has also emerged as the central theme of the much-awaited match at the iconic stadium with stands and corridors getting hues of pink and cricket graffiti. Global Cancer Trust also handed over 30,000 pink caps to all the spectators who were present on the first day of the historic test match at Eden Gardens. The survivors who have fought this grave disease successfully shared their stories and emotional experiences with those present. Global Cancer Trust has also organized a limited over cricket match for the breast cancer survivors on the third day of the Test match which will be held at Eden Gardens.