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PM bats for cricket for boosting India-Nepal partnership

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Narendra today batted for and highlighted the role of in strengthening people-to-people ties between and

Modi, who began his two-day visit to yesterday, pitched for "more sports" engagement in future to "connect" the two countries.

"Today we are connected by as a Nepali boy is a part of (IPL)," said, referring to who became the from to land an IPL contract when he was picked by Delhi Daredevils at the players auction in January.

The 17-year-old leg-spinner, who rose to prominence with a successful outing at the 2016 U-19 where he guided Nepal to a creditable eighth place, was sold at his base price of Rs 20 lakh.

"This connection with will strengthen our people to people ties & I hope there are more through which we can connect," said at a civic reception civic reception held in the capital to honour him.

Modi arrived in yesterday and held discussions with his Nepalese counterpart K P Sharma Oli on boosting bilateral ties.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 16:55 IST
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