England winning team meet Theresa May


LONDON: England’s World Cup-winning cricket team have met Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street. England won the World Cup for the first time after losing in the finals of the 1979, 1987 and 1992 competitions.

PM May and Captain Eoin Morgan were pictured sharing a joke before they posed with the trophy. Cricket fan May was at Lord’s on Sunday and tweeted ‘well done’ to the team after their victory.

Another former Prime Minister, Sir John Major, who is an honorary life vice-president of Surrey County Cricket Club, was also at the reception at Downing Street.

“You have helped the nation fall in love with cricket once again,” May told the England players. The final was not just cricket at its best but sport at its best – courage, character, sportsmanship, drama, incredible skill and even the odd slice of luck – all combining to create a real thriller, one of the great sporting spectacles of our time”.

“It was a fitting end to what has been a great tournament – and I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in once again making our country a sporting showcase for the world”, she added.