Meet & Greet with Kings XI Punjab to promote first ever T-20 World Cup Cricket for the blind
Bangalore- Cricket Association for Blind in India (CABI) is affiliated to (WBCC) World Blind Cricket Council is the sports initiative of Bangalore based NGO, Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled. It is the apex body that organizes and conducts cricket for blind cricket across India.
On Sunday 29th (CABI), announced the first ever T- 20 World cup cricket to be held in India in December 2012. The IPL team, Kings XI Punjab, was in town along with, social activist and international fashion designer Sanjana Jon to pledge their support for the same.
Ten countries; Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Nepal will be participating in the T-20 World Cup scheduled to be held in Bangalore.
Speaking on the occasion, the General Secretary for the Cricket Association for the Blind, Mr.G.K. Mahantesh said, “This is a very proud moment as it marks a milestone for us. It gives me great pleasure to announce the T-20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind the generous support and the blessing from the Kings XI Punjab team members towards Blind Cricketers and of course the very renowned designer Sanjana Jon, without whose support we would not have come this far” I am sure that the other cricketers will also follow suit to support the same to encourage the cricket for the blind.
Recently CABI conducted Indo- Pak blind cricket series in Chennai which concluded in March 2012. India won both the T- 20 and One day series. The winning team was felicitated by the Kings XI Punjab caption Gilchrist and players.
Addressing the gathering Gilchrist congratulated the blind cricketers and commented on the skills that we saw in the screen, it was quite surprising.. Some of the direct hits that they showed is quite difficult for even the professional cricketers who is sighted. Said Gilchrist. Also said that “It’s a very humbling experience for us to be associated with Samarthanam’s blind cricket . We look forward to extending out support from the Kings XI side in the future.”
Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood, Harmeet Singh, Parvinder Awana and Bhargav Bhatt were also present in the function.