World Cup 2019: British envoy hosts screening of India-England match in Bengaluru
Bengaluru: The British Deputy High Commission hosted the screening of the India-England ICC World Cup 2019 match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday (June 30). The match played in Birmingham, England, and India lost by 31 runs. Prior to the match screening, the British Council unveiled its new project titled Changing Moves Changing Minds (CMCM) that promotes positive gender roles in boys and girls. British Council aims to impact 300,000 children across India over the next three years.
British Deputy High Commissioner in Bengaluru, Dominic McAllister, said: “This screening is part of the British High Commission’s ‘#SummerOfCricketINUK’ campaign. We expect Indians to attend the Cricket World Cup (CWC) in large numbers. 25,000 Indians travelled to Australia for the 2015 event. Estimates for the numbers planning to travel to the UK from India for CWC 2019 range from 50,000-80,000.”
He also praised Karnataka for giving cricket legends GR Viswanath, BS Chandrasekhar, Syed Kirmani, EAS Prasanna, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, Javagal Srinath, Venkatesh Prasad for the Indian team.