"The BCCI had put in all their efforts and resources to stage this game and I am very happy at the outcome. Today, the India-Afghanistan relations have scaled a new peak," he added.
BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, on the other hand, said, "Through cricket, the BCCI is pleased to provide a platform that further strengthens the historic bond between the two South Asian countries. The India-Afghanistan friendship is deep and cricket is a unifying factor. The BCCI has extended technical and infrastructural support to the Afghanistan Cricket Board and is delighted to see them play the longest format of the game."