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SCA invites PM Modi for first India-England Test at Rajkot

Press Trust of India  |  Rajkot 

The Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) has invited Prime Minister Modi for the first-ever cricket Test match to be hosted by the ground here.

The first Test of the five-match rubber between and will be played at the SCA stadium in Khandheri from November 9 to 13.

"The SCA is going to host it's first-ever Test match next month and it's indeed a matter of pride for all cricket lovers of this region," SCA's media manager Himanshu Shah told PTI today.

"The SCA and it's governing body have cordially invited Prime Minister Modi for the first Test match," added Shah.

"It has been SCA's profound honour that Modiji has laid the foundation stone of the stadium on June 19, 2006 when he was the Chief Minister of He has also inaugurated it on January 5, 2013," the official said.

"Now Modiji has become the Prime Minister and his presence will be an inspiring force for all of us at the SCA," he said, adding the state association was waiting for the confirmation from Prime Minister's office.

The SCA has also invited Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and former players of the region, who represented the country at international level, for the match.

"Former cricketers like Salim Durani, Dilip Doshi, Karsan Ghavri, Yajuvendra Singh and Ajay Jadeja have been invited for the match," Shah added.

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First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 16:57 IST