PM salutes indomitable spirit of Afghanistan on Take a look at debut


Information 14 Jun 2018, 10:20 IST


Bengaluru, Jun 14 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the present day mentioned it’s a matter of delight and honour for India to host Afghanistan’s maiden Take a look at match and paid tribute to the war-ravaged nation’s indomitable spirit.

“Its a matter of nice delight and immense pleasure that Afghanistan has chosen to play its maiden Take a look at match with India. The younger and gifted Afghan Nationwide Workforce has made an excellent stride in a really brief time period after it change into an affiliate member of the Worldwide Cricket Council in 2001,” Modi mentioned in a message learn out by sports activities minister Rajyavardhan Rathore right here.

“It achieved the Take a look at enjoying standing final 12 months. Throughout that journey it has constantly carried out towards different ICC members and Take a look at enjoying nations recording milestone victories over them in numerous codecs of the sport.

“These achievements have come about in difficult and tough circumstances. This demonstrates the indomitable Afghan spirit to beat all challenges and realise aspirations for a purposeful, secure, united and peaceable nation.”

Modi congratulated each the cricket boards and in addition wished luck to India and Afghanistan for the historic Take a look at.

“At the moment cricket is unifying pressure for the individuals of Afghanistan, India takes delight in being shoulder-to-shoulder with Afghanistan on this journey,” the message learn.

“It’s an honour for Indian to host the Afghanistan Nationwide group at house grounds in Higher Noida and Dehradun. The individuals of India have shared the thrill of hundreds of thousands of Afghans and the success of the gamers in match in India and elsewhere.

“I congratulate the Board of Cricket Management in India and the Afghanistan Cricket Board for organising this historic Take a look at match . I convey my greatest needs to each the groups, I am certain the sport will rating a win for the renown Afghan fortitude and for the historic friendship between Indian and Afghanistan.”

Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) chief Atif Mashal additionally learn out a press release from Afghanistan’s president Ashraf Ghani.

“As President of Afghanistan, I welcome their maiden Take a look at match towards India. I’m happy with the boys who championed cricket in Afghanistan within the daybreak of the century and believed in themselves that sooner or later Afghanistan will play towards one of the best on the planet,” the message learn.

“At the moment is that historic day. On behalf of all Afghans I pay tribute to their contribution to the sport of cricket and honour them for his or her contribution to the sport. India and now Afghanistan at the moment are two main Asian forces in cricket.

“We thank India and BCCI for his or her function within the improvement in Afghanistan cricket, and for organizing this match, and in addition request different Take a look at-playing nations to prepare Take a look at collection towards Afghanistan

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