CABI requests BCCI to keep the promise; help blind cricketers

first_imgKOLKATA: Having plunged into new depths of uncertainty in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) is expecting the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to walk the talk and help Indian blind cricketers, some of whom are without jobs.CABI, registered in 2011 as a non-profit organisation, is the apex body conducting cricket for the blind across India. It is not recognised by the BCCI. The organisation, headed by founder Mahantesh G Kivadasannavar, generates funds through sponsorships and is backed by national award winning NGO Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled. The Indian blind team players get match fees and in a year a blind cricketer roughly earns Rs 2 lakh if there is a full season. The Indian team was supposed to host South Africa between March 18-April 4 for a full series comprising 40-over ODI matches and T20 games, but it was called off due to COVID-19. (IANS) Also watch: Flood continues to Wreak Havoc in Dibrugarhlast_img


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