Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday directed state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim to carry out joint inspection of a land at New Town and take steps to ensure handover of the same for setting up a research foundation in the name of former Chief Minister Jyoti Basu.The Left Front wants to lay the foundation stone of the same on July 8, which is celebrated as the birthday of the party veteran who died on January 17, 2010. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersLeft Front leader Rabin Deb along with party leaders Sujan Chakraborty and Ashok Bhattacharjee met Banerjee at her chamber in the state Assembly and sought her intervention in the case. The Left leadership alleged that the transfer of land for the project has not happened since 2011, when the erstwhile Left government had procured the land against a payment of Rs 4 crore. “We have been told time and again that there are litigations involved and the transfer has not been effected as yet,” Deb alleged. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAccording to sources, Banerjee instructed Hakim to make a joint inspection of the land and take necessary measures in this regard for handover of the same. The Left is ready to sacrifice the amount of land which comes under the ambit of litigation. It has been learnt that the West Bengal Housing & Infrastructure Development Corp had agreed to give them the same amount of land at a place a few kilometers away from that particular site, but the Left leadership is not ready to accept the offer.
West Indies will host their first day-night Test match on June 23 when they play Sri Lanka in Barbados. The game will also mark the first time Sri Lanka play long-form cricket at the iconic Kensington Oval.According to ESPNCricinfo, the day-night fixture will be the third match of the series, which begins on June 6 at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad.According to the schedule announced by Cricket West Indies in December 2017, the third Test was to be played at Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in St. Lucia and the second at Kensington Oval. But a Sri Lanka Cricket release on Tuesday suggested the venues have been switched. St. Lucia will now host the second Test from June 14.This will be Sri Lanka’s first Test tour of the West Indies in 10 years. The last one – in March 2008 – ended in a 1-1 draw, and was quite memorable for the visitors, who claimed their first win in the West Indies.There have been eight day-night Tests since the first one between Australia and New Zealand in November 2015. West Indies have already been involved in two of them, without any success, whereas Sri Lanka beat Pakistan on their day-night Test debut. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWindies hover above 9th in Tests as Sri Lanka beckonApril 4, 2018In “Sports”Sri Lanka and West Indies draw 2nd testJune 18, 2018In “Sports”Holder wants his bowlers to be ‘lot more consistent’June 23, 2018In “Sports”