BENGALURU: India will host the 2017 T20 Cricket World Cup for the Blind, from January 28 to February 12 at nine difference venues. Semi-finals and the finals will be held at M.Chinnasamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
The tournament is organised by the Cricket Association for the Blind in India with Rahul Dravid as it’s brand ambassador and is being held at the cost of around 7.5 crores.
Chandrakanth, who is one of the office bearers of Cricket Association for the Blind in India said that they are also expecting Pakistan to participate. They will play their initial matches in Delhi and then in Bengaluru.
“We would be happy if they (Pakistan) participate. We have assured them full support and security. We have also made a move with the union government regarding this,” he said. ” We have invited the Prime Minister to inaugurate the world cup on January 28 at Delhi,” he added.
Matches will be held in Delhi, Mumbai, Faridabad, Gujarat, Kochi, Bhubaneswar, Andhra Pradesh and Bengaluru. Around ten countries including, Australia, Bangladesh, England, Nepal, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and South Africa are expected to participate.