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    ICC chief praises India for winning U-19 WC

    Dubai: ICC President Alan Isaac on Monday congratulated the Indian cricket team for winning the Under-19 World Cup for the third time.

    The Indian colts, led by Unmukt Chand, notched up a six-wicket victory over hosts Australia to clinch the prestigious title on Sunday.

    "It has been an incredible performance by India. The way the team bounced back after losing the tournament opener reflects the talent and self-confidence of the side. And with captain Unmukt Chand leading the side from the front with a century in the final, it just sums up three great weeks for them in Townsville," Issac said.

    "Congratulations also to Will Bosisto's Australia side, which gave a very good account of itself throughout the tournament. It's just bad luck that the home side's unbeaten run in the tournament had to come to an end in the final.

    "Lastly, I would like to thank all the players and members of the support staff for giving their best performances while upholding the spirit of our Great Sport. I am sure the players will take a lot of positives from this tournament, including the education they received on anti-corruption, anti-doping and media relations," Isaac said.

    The former chairman of New Zealand Cricket also thanked Cricket Australia for a successful staging of the U-19 World Cup and heaped praise on the volunteers, organisers and sponsors for providing a lifetime opportunity to the future stars of international cricket.