BCCI joins PM Modi in supporting India athletes for Tokyo Olympics | Cricket

  • The likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Harleen Deol, Jemimah Rodrigues ‘cheered for India’ forward of Tokyo Olympics.

PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2021 05:57 PM IST

The Board of Management for Cricket in India joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi to increase finest needs to the Indian athletes forward of Tokyo Olympics, which begins on July 23.

BCCI a posted a vide on Saturday by which each members of the boys’s and ladies’s crew prolonged and cheered for India’s Olympics athletes.

The likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Harleen Deol, Jemimah Rodrigues shared their messages on the video.

The Indian cricket board captioned the publish as: “The BCCI proudly joins the Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri @narendramodi in extending our wholehearted assist to the Staff India Athletes @Tokyo2020. They’ve skilled exhausting and are raring to go. Allow us to get collectively and #Cheer4India.”

The Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA) has already confirmed that boxer Mary Kom and males’s hockey crew captain Manpreet Singh could be the flagbearers for the Indian contingent on the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. Wrestler Bajrang Punia would be the flagbearer on the closing ceremony.

“The flagbearers for the Indian contingent of Tokyo 2020 for the opening ceremony on July 23rd are Mary Kom and Manpreet Singh,” IOA President Narinder Batra mentioned in an official letter.

“The flagbearer for the Indian contingent on the closing ceremony on August eight will probably be Bajrang Punia,” the letter additional acknowledged.

IOA President Narinder Batra additionally confirmed that the full contingent for the Olympics could be round 126 athletes and 75 officers. The contingent includes 56 per cent of males and 44 per cent of girls. It has 76 quota locations and can compete in about 85 medal positions. The Indian contingent would depart for Tokyo on July 17.

(With ANI inputs)

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