NEW DELHI: The madness is all set to begin as the ICC World Cup 2015 is all set to kick start tomorrow. Ahead of theIndia-Pakistan match scheduled for February 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended his best wishes to the SAARC Nations leaders.
Modi also phoned the Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and wished him luck for the much awaited match on Sunday.
In a series of tweets, Modi expressed excitement of the countries over the World Cup starting tomorrow. “5 SAARC Nations are playing & are excited about the World Cup. Am sure WC will celebrate sportsman spirit & will be a treat for sports lovers,” he said. (Also Read: ICC launches Official Cricket World Cup 2015 App)
In the list of people with whom PM Modi spoke and wished luck include Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and Bangaladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
He told them that cricket promotes goodwill among the nations and hopes that the players from SAARC nations will bring glory to their countries.
Not only this, PM Modi also boosted the confidence of the players as per their playing roles in the teams.
After losing against Australia in the first World Cup warm-up match, India registered a win against Afghanistan in their next warm-up fight.