Indian cricket team invited to celebrate World Cup victory in the Maldives

India defeated South Africa by seven runs. (Photo/Ash Allen/Reuters)

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) and the Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) have invited the Indian national cricket team to celebrate their recent World Cup victory in “the Sunny Side of Life.”

In a press statement on Monday, the MMPRC said it was an open invitation to congratulate the Indian cricket team’s dramatic triumph at the Men’s T20 World Cup in June.

Conveying heartfelt congratulations and praising their extraordinary achievement, the CEO and Managing Director of MMPRC, Ibrahim Shiuree, and the Secretary General of MATI, Ahmed Nazeer, expressed their strong enthusiasm for hosting the team.

“We would be honored to host you and ensure that your stay is filled with memorable moments, relaxation, and bespoke experiences,” they said.

Aerial view of a resort in the Maldives. (Photo/TTM)

MMPRC said the nvitation also highlights the strong and long-standing cultural and sporting ties between the Maldives and India.

The national tourism promotion board said that Maldives is the perfect locale for the Indian cricket team to celebrate their sporting excellence.

 “It would be an immense honor for the Maldives to welcome the Indian Cricket Team and share in the joy of their triumph. We eagerly await the opportunity to host them, offering the perfect setting for them to create lasting memories of their victory celebration,” said Shiuree.

The 2024 ICC Men's T20 World Cup was co-hosted by the United States and West Indies in June.

The final – at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on June 29 – came to a nail-biting conclusion with India beating South Africa by seven runs to win their first World Cup title since the inaugural tournament in 2007.