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PM Modi Writes to BCCI; Asks Indian Team To Do Their Bit for Swachh India

Cricketnext Staff |September 23, 2017, 1:42 PM IST
PM Modi Writes to BCCI; Asks Indian Team To Do Their Bit for Swachh India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a letter to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and has asked the Indian cricket team to do realise Mahatma Gandhi's dream of Swachh India.

Modi praised the role of cricket in being a great unifying force across the country and asked the board to do their bit for a clean India.

Modi wrote, "I am writing to you on a subject that is very close to Mahatma Gandhi's heart - Swachhata or cleanliness.

In the coming days we will commemorate Gandhi Jayanti. An inspiration to billions across generations and borders. Mahatma Gandhi recognised that our attitude towards cleanliness also reflects our attitude towards society. Bapu believed in achieving cleanliness through community participation.

Bapu also believed that Swachhata is for each of us to practice. Inspired his noble thoughts and a faith in spirit of 125 crore Indians, let us renew our pledge towards cleanliness. Let us ensure that the coming days are about the mantra 'swacchata hi seva.' Leading up to Gandhi Jayanti, we can encourage wide spread support for, and cleanliness initiatives across India.

A clean India is the most noble service we can do for the poor, downtrodden and the marginalised. Unclean surroundings adversely impact the weaker sections of the society even more.

The game of cricket has won a number of accolades worldwide. As the CEO of BCCI and with a sea of experience in media industry, you have the opportunity to use the game that unites India to contribute to cleanliness initiative and help build a sustained mass movement for the same.

I personally invite you to lend your support to the Swacchata hi Seva movement and dedicate some time for cause of a swachh bharat. Your participation will further inspire others to be part of the movement. You can share your experience with me on the Narendra Modi app.

Let us all come together for cleanliness, pay a fitting tribute to Bapu and work towards building a new India,

Jai Hind!"

Rahul Johri shared the letter on twitter, saying, Absolute Honour to receive from @PMOIndia, will do everything for #SwachhataHiSeva @BCCI

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
7 6 1 0 12 +0.90
2
NZ
7 5 1 1 11 +1.02
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
7 4 3 0 8 +1.05
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
PAK
7 3 3 1 7 -0.97
7
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4674 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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