Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Albanese watched part of the first session of the first day of the fourth and final test match between India and Australia in Ahmedabad on Thursday. The two leaders also took a tour of the huge sports arena on a golf cart before the start of the game.
In his statement to the media after his talks with Modi here, Albanese said he was honored to join the Indian Prime Minister on the first day of the fourth game of the Border-Gavaskar Test series.
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“It was also a great honour, I must say…to meet Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman and other legends including Harbhajan Singh. It was great to open the match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, a stadium designed by a Brisbane- (It is) a concrete example of Australia-India cooperation and the mutual benefits that flow from it,” he said.
“I am pleased to have exchanged a revised Sport Memorandum of Understanding, which will foster cooperation between our sport-loving nations, including recognizing equality, diversity and inclusion in sport,” added Albanese. .
He also said that kabaddi will be featured at the 2026 Commonwealth Games to be held in the Victoria region of Australia.