3rd T20 World Cup for Blind gathers momentum towards its inauguration on December 5

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Yuvraj Singh supports ‘Cricket for Blind’; becomes brand ambassador for 3rd T20 World Cricket Cup for the Blind

New Delhi: With 4 days to go for the 3rd T20 World Cup for the Blind Inauguration, the excitement of the Blind Cricketers from 7 countries is heating up as Blind Cricket is considered one of the best sporting events globally.

The World cup, an initiative of Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) in association with Samarthanam Trust for the disabled, has been organising 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 30, 000 visually impaired crickets.

The 3rd T20 World Cup Cricket Tournament for the Blind from December 5th to December 17th 2022 is organised to mark the World Disability day celebrations universally. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

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Indian legendary cricketer Yuvraj Singh the brand ambassador for the 3rd T20 World Cup for the Blind says “I am thrilled to be a part of the 3rd T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind as the Brand Ambassador. I commend and appreciate the spirit of visually Impaired Cricketers for their passion for Cricket and determination to fight everyday challenges. It is a different world, but it is a world of Cricket. Cricket has no boundaries. And I believe this game taught me How to Fight, how to Fall, how to Dust Myself off to get up again and Move Forward. So I urge and invite everyone to support this great initiative,”

The participating nations for World Cup 2022 are Australia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the host, India. 150 Players will be participating from all the countries and tournaments are in 9 Cities PAN India and will consist of a total of 24 matches.

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The inauguration of World Cup in Delhi on December 5th 2022 in Delhi at Tau Devi Lal Indoor Stadium, Gurugram, will witness a ceremonial march past by all the participating teams, followed by cultural events, celebrity appearances and dance performances by well-known artists. The Guests at the inauguration are Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Hon’ble Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, Shri Pralhad Joshi, Hon’ble Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Ministry of Coal, Ministry of Mines, Government of India, Shri Yuvraj Singh, Former Indian Player, Brand Ambassador 3rd T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind, Dr Mahantesh G. Kivadasannavar, President Cricket Association for the Blind in India,

The Guests at the press meet for the 3rd T20 Cricket World Cup for The Blind 2022 in Constitution Club, New Delhi, included Mr Venkat Sundaram, Former India First Class Cricketer, Dr Mahantesh GKivadasannavar, President, Cricket Association for the Blind in India, Mr E John David, General Secretary CABI, I Ajay Kumar Reddy, Captain, Indian Blind Cricket Team, Venkateswara Rao Dunna,Vice-Captain, Indian Blind Cricket Team.

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Venkat Sunderam said “It’s a wonderful effort by Samarthanam Trust to host the 3rd T20  Cricket World  Cup for the Blind. I applaud the energy, passion and commitment of the Visually impaired cricketers and am proud of them as a Cricketer myself.  I eagerly look forward to watch, follow and enjoy the Ball and Bat game”

Dr Mahantesh G. K. President CABI and Founder Managing Trustee Samarthanam commented: “The 3rd T20 World Cup in India promises to be a spectacular event, we are looking forward to witness the matches.  I hope people come to watch, in large numbers to cheer …

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