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Indian Women’s Blind Cricket Team to play with Nepal

New Delhi, April 21st 2023: The first ever Women’s Blind Cricket Team will represent India in a Bilateral Series against Nepal which will be played at Pokhara and Kathmandu in Nepal from 25th to 30th of this month. The team will play five T20s announced Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) in a press conference held in the Constitution Club. This is a major development in the efforts of CABI and Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled to uplift the women players in the game. The team will be captained by Sushma Patel who is a B3 Category player. The 17 players are from 10 different states of India and the Indian team is gearing up to give their best in the bilateral series.

Harmanpreet Kaur, Captain of the Indian Women’s Team is the Brand Ambassador of the Indian Women’s Blind Cricket Team. “I am proud and happy to be associated with the team. They are an inspiration to many young girls who want to overcome their disabilities and play the sport at the highest level. I get more energy when I see these girls and helps me give encouragement to achieve for the country”, said Harmanpreet Kaur who joined the press conference virtually.

India will play Nepal in five T20s in which the first two matches will be played at the Pokhara Cricket Ground, Kaski and the remaining matches will be played at the Mulapani Cricket Ground, Kathmandu. 

Talking about the efforts for uplifting the women’s game, Dr. G.K Mahantesh, President, CABI said, “This is the result of our continuous efforts to support and bring our girls in the forefront of the game. I believe that this tour will be a great exposure for our team and we hope to provide them with many more such tours in the future. This is just the first step towards making the game accessible for more women and encourage them to take up the sport and our team will be the trendsetters for a huge change for women’s Blind Cricket in India. I wish our girls the very best for the series.”

 “We have selected our best possible team for this series from a pool of very talented players. We believe that these players who have created history will make all the country proud and I wish our players the very best for the series”, said Mr. E. John David, Secretary General, CABI.

Harmanpreet Singh joined the press conference virtually. Dr. G.K Mahantesh, President, CABI; Mr. E. John David, General Secretary, CABI; Mr. Shailender Yadav, Secretary, North Zone, CABI and Sushma Patel, Captain, Indian Women’s Blind Cricket Team were also present at the occasion. 


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