The Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) has announced former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh as their brand ambassador for the 3rd T20 World Cup for the Blind to be held in India in December. Ajay Kumar Reddy B2 (Andhra Pradesh) will lead the Indian team while Venkateswara Rao Dunna – B2 (Andhra Pradesh) will be the vice-captain.
The World Cup matches will be held from December 6 to 17. The participating countries for the 3rd T20 World Cup for the Blind are India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The opening match will be played between defending champions India and Nepal on December 6 in Faridabad.
About the Samarthanam Trust:
- The World Cup is an initiative of the Samarthanam Trust for the disabled, which has been organizing this championship since 2012. Samarthanam perceives sports as a medium to improve inclusion and encourage persons with disabilities on various fronts.
- Since its inception, the trust has reached out to more than 25,000 visually impaired crickets.
- Samarthanam’s sports wing, Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI), was established in 2010 to foster the cricketing dreams of visually impaired cricket players and to provide a platform to portray their unbound talent in the game of blind Cricket. CABI is affiliated with World Blind Cricket Council (WBC).
Samarthanam Trust: CABI’s committee
CABI’s committee selected the top 56 players who underwent coaching camp in Bangalore since July. Further assessment by the Selection committee led to the choice of the top 29 players who underwent rigorous Cricket Coaching and fitness assessment in Bhopal for 12 days. The selection committee has now chosen the final 17 Indian Squad for the 3rd T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind. The World Cup will consist of a total of 24 matches to be played in several cities in India.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Cricket Association for the Blind in India Founded: 2011;
- Cricket Association for the Blind in India President: Mahantesh Kivadasannavar;
- Cricket Association for the Blind in India Headquarters: Bengaluru, India;
- Cricket Association for the Blind in India Secretary: John David Endala;
- World Blind Cricket Council Founded: September 1996;
- World Blind Cricket Council President: Syed Sultan Shah.