The Indian team, which scored an emphatic 120 runs win against Bangladesh in the final at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, arrived in the national capital on Monday.
Apart from hostels, the Sports Minister also inaugurated a Sports Performance Analysis course, a first-time addition to the academic courses at NSNIS Patiala.
Many Pakistani former cricketers have put forward in their matter and players like Kamran Akmal have supported the PCB's stand to boycott traveling to India for the 2023 World Cup. Akmal even said that Pakistan should completely stop playing against India be it on any level.
It is interesting to note that Thakur has served as the BCCI president from May 2015 to February 2017 before leaving the position after a Supreme Court directive, was speaking on the sidelines of the launch.
A day after the ICC awarded the hosting rights of the 2025 Champions Trophy to Pakistan, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Wednesday, said that the government will monitor the security situation in the neighbouring country at that time before taking a decision on whether the India cricket team will travel or not for the global event.
Former BCCI president Thakur stated that the appointment Arun Dhumal, his brother, as the BCCI treasurer is matter of pride for the state.
With his recent appointment, Ganguly became the second Indian captain to hold the top job in BCCI once elected.
Former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly who is all set to become Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) President, on Tuesday shared a picture with all men who are likely to hold respectable positions in the board.
Thakur also expressed hope that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, being a former cricketer, should try to improve the bilateral relations.
Thakur added that over Rs 1 crore will be invested in the project over the next five years.