NEPAL stand to take part in the 2nd edition T-20 World Cup Cricket Tournament for the Blind.This tournament is going to be held from 28 January to 12 February 2017 in New Delhi.
Meanwhile, Cricket Association of Blind Nepal will conduct players’ selection from December 7 to 9 at Pulchowk Engineering College’s cricket ground before running close camp from January 4 to 23.
The tournament includes ten nations which are Nepal, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies.
Matches of the T20 Cricket World Cup would be held in Delhi, Mumbai, Faridabad, Gujarat, Kochi, Bhubaneswar, Andhra Pradesh and Bengalaru.
The former India captain and chief guest, Dilip Vengsarkar has released the schedule for the tournament at a media conference on Wednesday in Bengaluru. According to the schedule, the opening game of the mega event will be played between hosts India and the West Indies in Delhi, while the last and final match will be held in Bengaluru.
G K Mahantesh, who is the president of the Cricket Association for the Blind in India, told the reporters they are organized the T20 tournament whose budgeted to cost Rs 24.5 crore.
Dilip Vengsarkar, who is the vice-president of the Mumbai Cricket Association said on his part, he has invited the organizers to conduct all the matches in Mumbai to be hosted by the MCA. Colonel said, “Four to five years ago, I was the chief guest at the national championship for the blind in Lucknow. It was a great experience for me. I batted normally against one ball and then batted against the second with my eyes blindfolded and I found it difficult to connect. I had seen fielders dive here and there and taking brilliant catches. It was amazing to see.
He stated, “MCA will be happy to host all the matches. We have four grounds (where matches can be played) in South Mumbai. It will be a small contribution (to cricket for the blind) from all of us.”
Vengsarkar also added, “Rahul Dravid (former India batting stalwart and current under 19 and A team coach) is the brand ambassador. I hope it’s a great success.