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Pak PM to host reception for World Cup winning T20 team

cricket Updated: Jun 23, 2009 20:58 IST

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Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani will host a grand reception in Islamabad on Wednesday for the Twenty20 World Cup winning team.

The Prime Minister’s secretariat announced the Premier would be holding a reception for the players to celebrate their achievement, ‘Geo TV´ reported.

President Asif Zardari has already announced cash prizes for the players with the national assembly and provincial assemblies also passing resolutions congratulating the team for giving the nation a wonderful gift.

Some federal ministers have even expressed hope that after Pakistan’s World Cup win, the International Cricket Council should return the 2011 World Cup matches to the country.

Federal ministers also urged teams to start touring Pakistan again.

Pakistan’s triumph over Sri Lanka in Sunday’s final has triggered widespread jubilation with the media giving extensive coverage to the team’s performance and subsequent celebrations with television channels covering the players’ arrival at the airport live.