British PM Theresa May salutes English World Cup heroes
British Prime Minister Theresa May has described England’s World Cup winners as a team that represents ‘Modern Britain‘, as the players enjoyed a Downing Street reception following their tournament heroics.
Incumbent PM Theresa May welcomed the players to number 10 on Monday evening, and spoke glowingly on both the success of the team, but also the impact their exploits could have on future generations.
“You are a team that represents modern Britain, and that plays like no other side in the world,” said the PM.
“When the odds were against you in the biggest game of your lives, you simply and stubbornly refused to lose.
“It is that determination, that character, that has made you world champions. But more than that, you have made history.
“You have helped the nation fall in love with cricket once again. You have inspired countless future Morgans, Rashids and Archers.”
Ben Stokes reflects on England’s victory
“I’ve woken up in better conditions, but it’s an incredible feeling,” Stokes told the PA.
“I don’t know if it’s sunk in yet but coming down here [10 Downing Street] and seeing what a small portion of the support we’ve had feels about it… the kids, the adults… these feelings are something we will hold on to forever.
“We would have been devastated if we hadn’t managed to lift that trophy, but looking back over that game, I think it will go down in the history books as the best ever with all the drama of a World Cup final. It’s an amazing thing to be part of.”
Re watch the highlights of that amazing final HERE.
Duanne Olivier hoping to bring English skills to South Africa
Duanne Olivier is hoping to apply some of the skills he learned while playing in England to the South Africa domestic circuit.
Second Test: Sri Lanka vs West Indies – Day Two scores
Follow Sri Lanka vs West Indies.
Jos Buttler: Team that deals with distractions best will win Ashes
Rain has kept the visitors from their warm-up matches and Australia have faced the unexpected departure of Tim Paine as captain and wicketkeeper.
First Test: Bangladesh vs Pakistan – Day five – Scorecard
Follow Bangladesh vs Pakistan
Delhi cricket officials question wisdom of multi-purpose stadium
A new stadium project doesn’t have the backing of the DDCA.
England captain Joe Root addresses concern after Ben Stokes injury scare
All-rounder Stokes was struck on the forearm during a net session.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson content with scrappy draw in India
Williamson was pleased with his side’s final day fight.