BCCI officials meet PM, present him a bat

New Delhi: Top BCCI officials on Thursday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and presented him with a bat signed by all the members of the Indian cricket team which won the coveted cricket World Cup earlier this month.

BCCI President Shashank Manohar, Secretary N Srinivasan and Vice President Rajiv Shukla met the PM at his residence here to present him the memento.

It was the first meeting between the BCCI officials and the Prime Minister after India`s historic World Cup triumph at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 2. India had defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets to regain the prestigious trophy after a gap of 28 years.

"It was a courtesy meeting with the Prime Minister and we gifted him with a bat signed by all the members of the World Cup winning team," Shukla said.

President Pratibha Patil, who had watched the final along with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, had hosted a tea party for the team and the support staff in Mumbai a day after the final.

The team members had interacted with the President and had taken group photos with her at the reception.


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