As part of the ongoing Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations in Bhutan, the Embassy of India, Thimphu has this year instituted an annual Bhutan-India Friendship Cricket Series to foster people-to-people ties between the two friendly countries.
On 30 August this week, the first edition of the series was held at the India House Estate ground. Team Ambassador’s XI comprising players from the Embassy of India and Bhutan Women’s National Team played a friendly T20 cricket match against Team President’s XI comprising players from Bhutan’s Men’s National Team, Women’s National Team and officials from the Bhutan Cricket Council Board.
The friendly match was telecast live by the Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS), the national TV and radio broadcaster, on its channel BBS 2. The match was also livestreamed on the BBS YouTube and Facebook pages to enable audiences from India to witness the match virtually.
The winning team took home the India at 75 Cricket Cup and the top players such as the Player of the Match, Best Batsman and Best Bowler won cash prizes.