Watch: Canada PM Trudeau Plays Cricket With Kapil Dev, Azharuddin
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family played cricket with the former India captains in New Delhi.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family were spotted playing cricket with former India captains Kapil Dev and Mohammad Azharuddin at Modern School in New Delhi on Thursday, 22 February.
The visit was a promotional event for Canada’s very own first franchise-based Twenty20 league, Global T20 Canada, which is set to take off in July, this year.
Former India captain Azharuddin was seen assisting Trudeau’s kids with the bat, as cricketing legend Kapil Dev bowled to them.
Global T20 Canada is conceptualised, designed, developed and managed by Mercuri Group with Cricket Canada, the official governing body for the sport in the country. The league has also gained official sanction of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
With this announcement, Cricket Canada becomes the first Associate member of the ICC to set in motion a Twenty20 franchise league in the lucrative North America market.
Canada’s first family, who are on a week-long visit to India, had gone to the historic Jama Masjid earlier in the day. The Canadian prime minister, with his wife and three children, had spent nearly 30 minutes on the premises of the Old Delhi monument.
On Wednesday, Trudeau met Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. He also offered prayers at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
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