Two-match series against Aus to create awareness

A two-match friendly T20 series between world champions India and Australia for the blind is one of the events that the Samarthanam Trust for the disabled and the Eye Foundation have planned for the Prevention of Blindness Week, usually observed in the first week of April. 

The first match will be played on April 13 at the Alur ground and the second match a day later at the PES College grounds.
 
The Indian team will arrive here on Thursday and there are no entry fee to watch both the games. 
 
Announcing the activities planned during the week here on Monday, GK Mahantesh, Managing Trustee and General Secretary of the Cricket Association for the Blind in India spoke about the urgent need to make ‘ the right to sight a reality’.

“If we can reach towards people through awareness campaigns, camps and so on, then right to sight could be a reality,” he said. 
 
Mahantesh also mentioned they were talking with the Indian cricket board to get official recognition for blind cricket in India.

Apart from the two-match series, there will be a cultural festival featuring Sunadha, the cultural arm of Samarthanam, at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on April 12 where the differently abled will take centre stage.

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