The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018 in London and Windsor marked India's stepped-up engagement with the 53-member organisation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi unleashed some cricket diplomacy while doubling India's contributions to some key Commonwealth bodies to promote a sustainability agenda at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London. The Indian PM addressed the second plenary meeting of the day-long executive session at CHOGM on April 19, with a focus on support for small island developing nations of the organisation and delivering “demand-driven, rather than donor-driven” assistance to the organisation's smaller member states. “The cross-cutting issues within the Commonwealth are around youth and gender. In that context, cricket being a unique game much played within the Commonwealth, with the help of BCCI [Board of Control for Cricket in India] we offered 30 boys and 30 girls the chance to come to India, train in our world class facilities and help lay the network for the future generation of the Commonwealth,” Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said. According to senior officials present at the closed-door CHOGM executive session at Lancaster House in London, India's announcement on cricket attracted all-round applause from all heads of government attending the summit.