ICC President congratulates world champs India

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Published: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 0:16 [IST]
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ICC President congratulates India

Bangalore, Aug 28: International Cricket Council (ICC) President Alan Isaac congratulated India for winning the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup for the third time. India defeated Australia on Sunday to win the trophy.

The ICC President watched Sunday's final between Australia and India at Tony Ireland Stadium.

"It has been an incredible performance by India. The way the team bounced back after losing the tournament opener reflects the talent and self-confidence of the side. And with captain Unmukt Chand leading the side from the front with a century in the final, it just sums up three great weeks for them in Townsville.

"Congratulations also to Will Bosisto's Australia side, which gave a very good account of itself throughout the tournament. It's just bad luck that the home side's unbeaten run in the tournament had to come to an end in the final.

"Lastly, I would like to thank all the players and members of the support staff for giving their best performances while upholding the spirit of our Great Sport. I am sure the players will take a lot of positives from this tournament, including the education they received on anti-corruption, anti-doping and media relations," Isaac said in a report on ICC website.

The 10th edition of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup will be staged in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2014.

Isaac thanked Cricket Australia (CA) for a successful staging of the U-19 Cricket World Cup 2012.

"It has truly been a world-class tournament. It is the first time the event has returned to Australia since it was first staged here 24 years ago and I know the cricketers have appreciated the level of organisation and expertise that was brought to the event.

"I am truly grateful to Cricket Australia, Queensland Cricket and the ICC team for the way in which they put the whole thing together. It has been really very impressive," Isaac said.

"Special thanks to Events Queensland, who, in conjunction with Cricket Australia and the people of Brisbane and Townsville, backed this event so magnificently. These partners had little time to prepare for this event as it was only last year that Australia and Queensland, in particular, were awarded this tournament," added Isaac.


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