Hyderabad to host semi-finals of 2nd T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind

Hyderabad:A�HyderabadA�to host semi-finals of 2nd T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind onA�February 10 at Lal Bahadur Stadium. It is a 10 city tournament to be held from January 28 to February 12A�in 10 cities.A�A�A�It will be formally inaugurated inA�DelhiA�on January 28 and finals will be held inA�Bangalore.A�

Ten countries, includingA�India,A�Australia,A�Bangladesh,A�England,A�Nepal,A�New Zealand,A�Pakistan,A�South Africa,A�Sri LankaA�andA�West IndiesA�will be participating in the World Cup. The tournament will be played on a league-cum-knockout acrossA�India.

Rahul Dravid has consented to be the Brand Ambassador for the CABI.A� S. Niranjan Reddy, Vice-Chairman, Telangana Planning Board, termed this as a historic event.A�A�Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has agreed to give financial support and the matter is pending with the Sports Minister.A�A�

Mahantesh GK, President, Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI), said good days are coming back for Blind Cricket.A� Indian squad will have 17 players picked up from ten States, Mahantesh announced.A�a�?In future, we would like to take Blind Cricket to school level and rural areas,a�? he said. IndusInd Bank has partnered up with CABI to support Indian team

General public can purchase a cricket ball onlineA�https://www.blindcricket.in/buy-blind-cricket-ball/ to support the cause of cricket for the blind. -NSS

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