India declares state mourning on Sunday over Asia Cup exit

NEW DELHI-India has declared one day of state mourning on Sunday as a mark of respect to the Indian national cricket team’s exit from the ongoing Asia Cup.

“India played its last match in the Asia Cup on September 8, 2022. As a mark of respect to the team’s exit, the government of India has decided that there will be one-day state mourning on September 11 throughout India,” an official statement said.

The national flag will be flown at half-mast on the day of mourning throughout India on all buildings where the national flag is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment on the day, it said.

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President Droupadi Murmu, Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have expressed condolences at the early exit of the Indian team.

“The mourning coinciding with the final of the Asia Cup between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, especially after Pakistan’s critical win over India, will make the occasion all the more somber and a moment of self-reflection,” the official statement added.

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