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India enter final of Blind Cricket World Cup

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:42 -- geeta.nair

India beat Bangladesh by seven wickets to set up a title clash with arch-rivals Pakistan in the Blind Cricket World Cup.

A dominant India beat Bangladesh by seven wickets to set up a title clash with arch-rivals Pakistan in the Blind Cricket World Cup, in Ajman on Wednesday.

Man of the Match Ganeshbhai Muhudkar’s century steered India home comfortably. He scored 112 in just 69 balls.

Bangladesh had won the toss and elected to bat. They scored 256 all out in 38.5 overs.

Defending champions India will take on Pakistan on January 20 at Sharjah.

Finally, curtains drawn on games for visually impaired

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:06 -- geeta.nair

Anil Datt

Ludhiana, January 15

The three-day National Games for Visually Impaired, organised by the state unit of the National Federation for Blind, concluded at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

 

Over 300 participants accompanied by their guardians from across the country, including far off places such as Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh and Assam, took part in approximately 114 track and field events held during the games.

 

Visually impaired athletes an inspiration: Bains

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:36 -- geeta.nair

Our Sports Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 14

The athletes, who are taking part in the ongoing National Games for Visually Impaired, are source of inspiration. One should learn from them as they present exemplary discipline on ground.

This was stated by the MLA, Simarjit Singh Bains, who was the chief guest on the second day of these games, being held at Guru Nanak Stadium here. He appreciated special athletes for their passion and commitment while competing in various track and field events.

Three-day national games for visually impaired begin on Jan 13

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:21 -- geeta.nair

Our Sports Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 11

The arrival of participants from Orissa and Tamil Nadu here today has set the ball rolling for the National Games for Visually Impaired, which are scheduled to be held from January 13 to 15, at Guru Nanak Stadium.

 

Around 800 participants, including officials from as many as 20 states, are expected to take part in different track and field events in the three-day sports extravaganza to be organised by the state unit of Punjab under the aegis of the National Federation for Blinds.

Shambhoor government school students shine at national event

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:41 -- geeta.nair

Yakshagana prasanga titled ‘Kishkinda Koutuka’ staged by them at Kala Utsav in Bhopal wins top prize

Yakshagana staged by government school children of Dakshina Kannada has bagged the first prize at a national-level competition organised by the Union government in Bhopal. A visually- impaired girl was among the 10 students who performed.

The prasanga (episode) titled “Kishkinda Koutuka” performed by Bondala Jagannatha Shetty Memorial Government High School, Shambhoor in Bantwal taluk, was adjudged the best in the three-day Kala Utsav held from January 3.

Blind cricketers to wait till January 5 for government approval

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:12 -- geeta.nair

BENGALURU: Association for Blind in India (CABI) president GK Mahantesh said the national team will wait till January 5 for clearance from government to travel to Pakistan for the fifth World Cup to be held from January 7-21.
"We will wait till January 5 for clearance from the government to travel to Pakistan for World Cup," he told reporters here.

India’s blind cricketers are champions – but money is still a sticky wicket

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:34 -- geeta.nair

they are brilliant exponents of India’s best-loved game, a sport that routinely produces millionaire superstars.

But none of the cricketers competing in the recent final between Gujarat and defending champions Andhra are going to get rich from the sport any time soon. That is because they are all blind.

Cricket: Sri Lanka for the Blind Cricket leaves for World Cup 2018

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:42 -- geeta.nair

The Blind National Cricketers will leave for Dubai early January to take part in the Blind Cricket World Cup which will be held there from January 7 to 25, 2018. 

The 5th such World Cup for the visually impaired is being organized by the Pakistan Blind Cricket Council with matches to be held in Ajman (UAE) and the final which will be held in Pakistan. 

Led by Captain Deshapriya, a team of 16 players and 4 officials have been selected and will represent Sri Lanka in the tournament. 

FIRST ONGC PARA GAMES CONCLUDE

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 10:33 -- geeta.nair

The first edition of the three-day ONGC Para Games, an HR initiative for the specially abled employees, has evoked considerable enthusiasm among the 120 participants, out of which 20 were lady sports enthusiasts. Speaking on the occasion, ONGC HR director DD Misra said, “The philosophy behind conducting the ONGC Para Games is to provide similar sporting avenues to specially abled employees that the regular employees enjoy”.

Indian Cricket Squad Announced for World Cup for Blind

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:32 -- geeta.nair

New Delhi: The Cricket Association for Blind (CABI) on Monday announced a 17-member squad for the fifth ODI World Cup which will be held in Pakistan and Dubai from January 7 to 21, 2018. Apart from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Australia and South Africa are the other participating nations in the event.

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