|The UK's bid to host both the Rugby and Football World Cup has the full backing of the Muslim community. |
The Muslim Council of Britain strongly supports the UK's Official Bid to host both the Rugby World Cup in 2015 and the Football World Cup in 2018.
Speaking of both bids, the Chair of MCB's Youth Committee, Mujibul Islam said `if the bids are successful, it will represent an incredible decade of the UK hosting all the biggest sporting events in the world'.
The UK is already set to host the Special Olympics this summer in Leicester and will be hosting the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics in London as well as the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The MCB played a crucial role in London's successful bid for the 2012 Olympics having successfully influenced key Muslim member countries of the International Olympic Committee to back London's bid to host the games.
Commenting further, Mujibul Islam said `sport has always and will always remain to play a significant role in the national life in the UK. It represents the very best of our country'.
The MCB encourages all Muslims throughout the country to actively support and promote our bid to host the Rugby and Football World Cup, which would mark an amazing decade of elite sports in the UK.
For more information contact:
The Muslim Council of Britain,
PO Box 57330,
Tel: 0845 26 26 786
Fax: 0207 247 7079