New Delhi: Teams from India’s 24 states, consisting of 384 visually impaired players, will come together on 6 stadiums in the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi to compete in the IndusInd Bank Nagesh Trophy National T20 Cricket Tournament for the Blind 2021-22 November 4th, 2021 – November 25, 2021.Also Read – IND vs NZ: T20I Series Kane Williamson vs India To Prep For Tests, Tim Southee To Captain 1st T20I
Organized by the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) in collaboration with the Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, the cricket tournament will help select the key players for the upcoming International Championships. Also Read – Imam-ul-Haq Returns As Pakistani Squad For Bangladesh Tests
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Dr. Mahantesh G. Kivadasannavar, Founder and Executive Trustee of the Samarthanam Trust and President of the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) said when announcing the schedule, “We have seen enthusiastic participation from visually impaired cricketers from all walks of life. This is also reflected in the participation. While 24 teams with 384 players took part in the tournament last time, we see an enthusiastic participation from all 24 teams this year. “
The national T20 cricket tournament for the blind 2021-22, 4th edition of the IndusInd Bank Nagesh Trophy, will play a total of 67 T20 games, 60 of which are league games. While the quarter-finals will be played on November 23, 2021, the semi-finals will be played on November 24, 2021 and the final on November 25, 2021 at the Sri Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.
The grounds on which the games will be played include Sirifort, Saket, Dwarka in Delhi and the Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, TERI 1 & 2 in Gurugram. The final will be held at the Shri Arun Jaitley Stadium – Delhi.
The opening of the IndusInd Bank Nagesh Trophy National T20 Cricket Tournament for the Blind 2021-22 4th Edition will take place at the Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium on the 16th with notable guests and donors.
The Blind Cricket World Cup has been run by the World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC) since 1996. So far, five World Blinds Championships have been held in New Delhi, India (1998); Chennai, India (2002); Islamabad, Pakistan (2006) and India (2018). In 2012 the first Blind World Cup T20 took place in Bangalore, India. The Blind Cricket World Cup 2018 was the fifth Blind Cricket World Cup tournament and took place from January 8th to 20th, 2018 in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates. Pakistan was runner-up. India beat Pakistan with 2 wickets to secure their second Blind Cricket World Cup
The award includes trophies for winners, runners, Man of the Matches (67 nos) Man of the Series (3 nos) (for categories B1, B2 and B3)
“Cricket was a great motivation for the players. It has also shown that, under the right conditions, there is no shortage of talent here and that it can become a career opportunity for talented players, ”continued Dr. Mahantesh gone.
The Nagesh Trophy is a platform that gives all state associations opportunities to strengthen local boards and cricket talents among the blind. It was launched in memory of Late. SP Nagesh, who was a role model, athlete who changed the lives of people with disabilities.
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Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled is an award-winning NGO that works together to empower and empower everyone with disabilities from a weaker background through development initiatives that focus on educational, social, economic, cultural and technological issues. Samarthanam aims to breathe life into 100,000 people with disabilities by 2030 and envisages an inclusive, non-discriminatory society in which people with disabilities become agents of change in society who live in dignity and respect.
The Cricket Association for the Blind in India, a Samarthanam sports initiative, plans to build a strong cricket ecosystem exclusively for the visually impaired in the country. Cricket for the Blind is a great example of how the visually impaired can overcome challenges in life and through cricket. By promoting the game, CABI believes that the visually impaired have the right to be part of the sport and see life positively, gain confidence and strive to be winners in all areas of life.
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