Indian Consulate in New York hosts winning Indian cricket team during T20 World Cup 2024

India’s cricket team in New York for the T20 World Cup, at welcome reception at Indian Consulate, poses for a picture with India’s Acting Ambassador to US Sripriya Ranganathan and Consul General in New York Binaya S. Pradhan. PHOTO: Indian Consulate

The Indian Consulate in New York, held a joyful reception for the victorious T20 World Cup 2024 Indian cricket team after it defeated Pakistan, June 10, 2024. Also at the event were jubilant Indian American fans eager to meet the renowned players.

Cricket greats during the Q and A session at the Indian Consulate in NYC, Indra Nooyi with Virat Kohli, and a section of the audience at the event June 10. PHOTO: Indian Consulate

Headlining the event were India’s Acting Ambassador Sripriya Ranganathan from Washington, D.C., Consul General in New York Binaya Srikanta Pradhan, and the whole Team India led by the likes of Captain Rohit Sharma, Head Coach Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, among others.

Dr. Sudhir Parikh with renowned cricketer Virat Kohli

The cricket team members interacted with the Indian diaspora leaders from different walks of life, including Padma Shri recipient Dr. Sudhir Parikh, chairman of Parikh Worldwide Media/ITV Gold.

India’s Acting Ambassador Sripriya Ranganathan, cricket greats Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, as well as India’s CG in New York Binaya S. Pradhan, AAPI President Dr. Avinash Gupta, Commissioner Dilip Chauhan from NYC Mayor Eric Adams’ office, and others, spoke at the welcome reception for Indian cricketers. PHOTO : Indian Consulates

The Consul General extended sincere thanks to the entire team and Board of Cricket Control of India, @BCCI, especially to its President Roger Binny, Secretary Jay Shah, and Vice President Rajeev Shukla.

Notably, more than 96,000 people viewed the Twitter/X post of the Indian Consulate, exhibiting the popularity of the beloved sport.

“This is the 1st time #TeamIndia is playing cricket in New York & first time playing World Cup in the US; Cheering for Team India to go back home with the T20 World Cup!” CG Pradhan and others present said expressing their wish.

Many of those present went personally to watch the India-Pakistan match and also attend the Consul General’s reception.

India’s acting Ambassador to US Sripriya Ranganathan with Dr. Sudhir Parikh, Padma Shri recipient, at June 10 event at Indian Consulate in New York

“Proud to be part of welcome reception” for #TeamIndia; hosted by Consul General Pradhan and Ambassador Rajagopalan, tweeted Dr. Parikh, with photos of his presence at the event. He welcomed the team and its leaders.



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