Hope CWG and World Cup earn goodwill for India: Dhoni
Dambulla: Controversy and corruption-plagued they might be but Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hoped that the Delhi Commonwealth Games in October will earn "goodwill" for the country.
The build-up to the October 3 to 14 event has been marred by allegations of widescale corruption and construction delays, which yesterday prompted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene and take stock of the situation.
On India`s 64th Independence Day, Dhoni said the country should look forward to hosting not just a good Commonwealth Games but also the cricket World Cup next year.
"It is a great day for us. It is the 64th Independence Day and being from the sports community (I am looking forward to) two major events are coming up for us in the next one year starting from now.
"One is the Commonwealth Games and the other is the cricket World Cup. Hopefully, we will do well over there and earn plenty of goodwill for our country," he said.
The cricket World Cup is scheduled to begin in February next year.