PM Narendra Modi to invite Commonwealth countries to use India’s cricket facilities
It is rightly said that sports can help bridge the gap between two parties, be it, individuals, teams or nations. Sports can certainly help bring unity amongst people of different cultures and society. Different groups and organizations try and make full use of sports to bridge the gap between two parties to improve the relations.
This time it’s the Indian government which is trying to take full advantage of India’s most love sport, cricket to woo other commonwealth countries.
The government is planning to utilize Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to London next month to roll out an invitation for the Commonwealth countries to use its cricketing facilities.
PM Modi will visit Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) summit to be held in London. British Prime Minister Theresa May will host the event at the iconic Windsor Castle.
External Affairs Ministry representatives met with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials, and the BCCI officials have given the important information. Moreover, it has been learned that a memorandum of understanding will be inked between Ministry of External Affairs and BCCI.
According to reports, two or three Commonwealth teams will be accessing the facilities in India. BCCI will bear the cost of these trips.
“CEO Rahul Johri and Saba Karim (General Manager, Cricket Operations) had a few meetings with the Ministry of External Affairs and also with the Sports Ministry. The paper work is almost complete. The Indian board will lend its support to countries who come under the Commonwealth. As India is a powerhouse in world cricket, the government wanted the board to lend a helping hand to these countries and let them use the top-class facilities,”
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