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Blind Cricket World Cup final 2018 to be held in Pakistan

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 11:23 -- geeta.nair

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) on Monday said the final and some matches of the fifth edition of the Blind Cricket World Cup 2018 would be played in Pakistan.

Talking to APP, PBCC chairman Syed Sultan Shah said Pakistan would be hosting the 2018 World Cup matches in Pakistan and Dubai.

"Besides Pakistan, seven other teams would be participating in the World Cup including India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Australia, South Africa and West Indies," he said.

Visually impaired show the way to sighted car drivers

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 10:50 -- geeta.nair

Act as navigators behind the wheels with the help of Braille maps during the first blind car rally.

Gagan K. Teja

Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 9

A car rally is usually related to speed and driving skills but as 52 cars rolled out on the streets of the city today with unique teams of sighted drivers and visually impaired navigators embarking upon a 40-km journey, it was a rare sight for the onlookers.

Visually impaired sports competition holds April 6

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:23 -- geeta.nair

The 22nd yearly inter-house sports competition of the Vocational Training Centre for the visually impaired will hold on April 6 at the Yaba College of Technology Sports Field.

Two houses, Blue and Red, with 29 students in each House, will participate in events that include March Past, 50 metres (male and female, three legged race (male and female), walking race (male and female), shot put and tug of war. Others are invitational relay races, Old students race, parents/guardian race, executive council members/friends of the society race, staff race and search game (female).

Asian chess championship for the blind begins

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:56 -- geeta.nair

First rounds games to begin today

The International Braille Chess Association (IBCA) Asian Chess Championship for the Visually Challenged-2017 was inaugurated here on Wednesday. The first round games will begin on Thursday as teams from Yemen and the Philippines are to yet arrive, while teams from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are already here. The championship, hosted by Manipal University, is being organised by the All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB) under the aegis of IBCA and All India Chess Federation.


Wed, 03/08/2017 - 10:55 -- geeta.nair

Hyderabad: Mr. Hassan Ali Bawazeer of ITI, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, has won the 5th National Blind and Deaf Judo Championships Award.

According to Prof. Mushtaq Ahmed I. Patel, Dean, Students Welfare, Bawazeer has participated under 55 kgs weight category in the Junior Blind Judo Championships – 2017 held at Scottish High International School, Gurgaon, Haryana recently, and secured first position in competition.

An inspiration to all, tweets PM

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:39 -- geeta.nair

Modi meets victorious India’s T20 Blind Cricket Team

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met members of India’s T20 Blind Cricket Team which recently won the World Cup and said their deeds are an inspiration for millions of people.

“Had a memorable interaction with our champion cricketers, the winners of the T-20 Cricket World Cup for the Blind,” Modi said.

“Inspired by their seniors, most of these cricketers picked up the game in their school days. Today, they are an inspiration to all of us,” he tweeted.

Cricket amidst encounters

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:13 -- geeta.nair

India's recent mixed signals over Pakistan may have left a window open for dialogue once the elections in UP are over. Months after Pakistani film stars with valid work visas were hounded out, its visually-impaired citizens have been accorded all due courtesies for a cricket tournament. The Indian Council for Cultural Relations has contributed to the Karachi Literary Festival even as encounters and curfew continue in Kashmir. After a long time, New Delhi is witnessing an absence of deliberately whipped-up anger.

Blind cricket team feted

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:43 -- geeta.nair

The Indian blind cricket team, which won the T20 World Cup recently, was felicitated by the Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports, Government of Karnataka, here on Monday.

At a function presided over by Pramod Madhwaraj, Minister of State for Youth Services and Sports, Prakasha Jayaramaiah and R. Sunil, the two cricketers from the State who played a winning hand, were honoured with cash awards of Rs. 7 lakh each. The duo was promised jobs in the State government.


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