Business News/ News / India/  PM Modi, Australian prime minister to watch India-Australia Test today

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will watch the fourth cricket Test match between Australia and India in Ahmedabad. The two PMs will watch the first day of the Test beginning at the Narendra Modi Stadium at Motera on March 9.

Albanese earlier expressed his excitement to watch the match with Prime Minister Modi. India are presently leading the Border Gavaskar Trophy series 2-1. The series is named after distinguished former captains, Australia's Allan Border and India's Sunil Gavaskar. 

India are retaining the trophy as of now after defeating Australia in the first two Tests and losing the third Test of the 2023 series. If Australia win the fourth Test and the series is drawn, India will retain the trophy as the 2020–21 series went in favour of the Men in Blue.

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Both prime ministers are scheduled to arrive at the Narendra Modi Stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad on March 9 morning to witness the opening day of the fourth Test between Australia and India, after which they will depart in a few hours. 

In preparation for a large crowd of spectators, the Ahmedabad police have stationed over 3,000 officers at the stadium and the surrounding areas of the city, according to Neeraj Badgujar, the Additional Commissioner of Police, Sector 1.

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Albanese earlier visited the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad and expressed his admiration for Mahatma Gandhi. He paid his respects by removing his shoes and visited the 'Hriday Kunj', a room where Gandhi lived, and observed the weaving of khadi using a spinning wheel. The Ashram presented him with a book written by Australian author Thomas Weber about Gandhi's salt march, a book about his life in Ahmedabad from 1915 to 1930, and a replica of the spinning wheel.

Albanese wrote in the visitor's book that Gandhi's values and philosophy continue to inspire people worldwide. Later, he attended the 'Holi Celebrations' event hosted by the Governor of Gandhinagar, where artists from different states performed traditional dance forms.

(With agency inputs)

Sounak Mukhopadhyay
Sounak Mukhopadhyay, who also goes by the name Sounak Mukherjee, has been producing digital news since 2012. He's worked for the International Business Times, The Inquisitr, and Moneycontrol in the past. He's also contributed to Free Press Journal and TheRichest with feature articles. He covers news for a wide range of subjects including business, finance, economy, politics and social media. Before working with digital news publications, he worked as a freelance content writer.
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Updated: 09 Mar 2023, 08:06 AM IST
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