Press Esc to close
Thursday 23 October 2014
News updated at 3:38 PM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Bangalore all set to host T20 World Cup for Blind

Bangalore, Nov 28, 2012, DHNS:

The cricket season is in full swing and the visually impaired are not to be left behind. The Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) and Samarthanam, an NGO for the disabled, is organising the first ever T20 World Cup for the Blind from December 1 to 13 in Bangalore.

The tournament will feature nine countries — Australia, Bangladesh, England, Pakistan, South Africa, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Nepal and hosts India — battling it out for glory.

The matches will be played at two venues — Central College grounds and Aditya Global Sports ground in Nelamangala, Mahadevapura — and the tournament will be played on a league-cum-knockout format.  


After the league phase, with each team playing the other once, the top four qualify for the semifinals which will be played on December 12 at the Central College grounds and the final will be held on December 13 at the same venue.

Announcing the event at a press meet, GK Mahantesh, founder and managing trustee of Samarthanam, said he was extremely happy with the support they have received.

 “It’s a dream come true, cricket for the blind has to be looked beyond commercial implications. I thank the sponsors and the state government who have contributed about 20 percent of the costs involved in conducting the tournament,’’ he added.   

Mahantesh also urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) to support the cause and thanked the media for the overwhelming response.  

“I request the BCCI and KSCA to come forward and help strengthen our initiative. Media support has been humongous and we are very grateful to them,’’ he added.

SP Nagesh, CABI President, hoped for more support from the KSCA. “We are very happy that SBI has come in as the title sponsors and it will be great if the KSCA gives us the Chinnaswamy stadium for the semifinals and final,’’ he added. 

The event will kick off with an inauguration ceremony on December 1 with former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga expected for the function.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Hindu priest performs evening prayers called 'Aarti' on the banks of the river Yamuna...

Hindu priest performs evening prayers called 'Aarti' on the banks of the river Yamuna...

Dakshineswar Temple decorated with lights for the Kali Puja and Diwali at North 24 Pargana...

Dakshineswar Temple decorated with lights for the Kali Puja and Diwali at North 24 Pargana...

Firecrackers light up the sky as people celebrate Diwali festival in Mumbai...

Firecrackers light up the sky as people celebrate Diwali festival in Mumbai...

School students lighting earhen lamps at Tulsi Ghat in Varanasi...

School students lighting earhen lamps at Tulsi Ghat in Varanasi...

A view of decorated Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium with oil lamps during Deepwali festival...

A view of decorated Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium with oil lamps during Deepwali festival...

Illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of Diwali in Amritsar...

Illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of Diwali in Amritsar...

Children with special needs light firecrackers as they celebrate Diwali...

Children with special needs light firecrackers as they celebrate Diwali...

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers enjoy Diwali celebrations on the eve of Diwali...

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers enjoy Diwali celebrations on the eve of Diwali...

Hindu priests light oil lamps in a formation of the 'Swastika', a Hindu symbol of peace...

Hindu priests light oil lamps in a formation of the 'Swastika', a Hindu symbol of peace...

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier lights sparklers on the eve of Diwali...

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier lights sparklers on the eve of Diwali...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523