First T20 World Cup for Blind in Dec

Bangalore will host the first T20 Cricket World Cup for the Blind in December 2012.

As a run-up to the tournament, the specially-designed ball and logo for the Cup were released in the City on Saturday.

The occasion was also a curtain-raiser for the first edition of the Samarthanam Cricket Cup 2012 (for Corporates). Mayor Sharadamma, former cricketer Syed Kirmani and actor Ragini Dwivedi were present at the curtain-raiser.

Mayor promises support
The Mayor promised all possible support from the BBMP. The organisers appealed to the State Commissioner for the Disabled to support the event. A host of dignitaries from the corporate world were also present.

Ragini appealed to all cricket lovers to support the tournament by participating in large numbers.  International fashion designer Sanjana Jon wished she could do what the Samarthanam boys had done.

To create public awareness and to sensitise the people about the event, a curtain raiser tournament called Samarthanam Cricket Cup (SCC) 2012 (for Corporates) will kick off on March 3. The SCC is being organised by Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled in association with TE-Connectivity, the title sponsor. SCC will be played at Mico Adugodi Grounds and Loyola College.  

Twenty companies have already registered for SCC to play the 10-over games that will be played on a knockout basis. The winners will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and the runners-up Rs 50,000. There will also be man of the tournament, man of the match, best batsman, best bowler, best fielder awards.

Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Nepal will take part in the T20 World Cup.

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