Afghanistan beat UAE in ICC World Cup Warm-up match
In a statement from the Presidential Palace, Modi also congratulated President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on his team for taking part in the World Cup, the statement said.
In his telephonic conversation with Ghani, Modi congratulated the president for his team success to force its way into the cricket World Cup. In his conversation, Modi said that cricket was a best way connecting people of South Asia and bring them together.
He reiterated that cricket sport helped promotes goodwill and the players from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries and the players were a source of brining laurels happiness to the region.
It merits mention that Afghanistan would play its maiden match at the ICC Cricket World, scheduled to be held between February 14 and March 29. Also, the country’s cricket team is clubbed with Bangladesh, England, Australia, Scotland, New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Pool-A.
The Afghanistan cricket team would come face-to-face with Bangladesh in its opening match at Manuka Oval, Canberra Australia on February 18.
During their telephonic chat, both the dignitaries spoke on Ghani’s visit and the leaders decided that delegation from both the countries should work out modalities, timeframe and agenda of the visit.
The president thanked the Indian prime minister for his best wishes and said that Kabul and New Delhi had been enjoying cordial ties, which would be more strengthened.
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