The Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council on Monday decided to consider chairman Rajeev Shukla's proposal to support the blind cricket team of India which recently won the World Cup.
Rajeev Shukla. Pic/Bipin Kokate
However, now associations working for other disabilities — physically challenged and deaf & dumb — want the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to support them too.
Ravi Chauhan, secretary of the Physically Challenged Cricket Association of India, told mid-day yesterday: "It is a very good step by the BCCI to support the blind team. I would like to urge the BCCI to extend their support to the physically challenged and deaf & dumb cricket teams as well.
We also struggle to conduct tournaments. If the English & Wales Cricket Board and Pakistan Cricket Board can give recognition to their disabled teams, then BCCI should recognise us too." Shukla's proposal will soon be recommended to BCCI's Working Committee.
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India's blind cricket team won the World Cup in South Africa beating Pakistan last December