BENGALURU: The final of the second T20 Cricket World Cup for the blind is scheduled to take place in Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on February 12.
The World Cup which is hosted by India this year, is already taking place in twelve different centers like Delhi, Mumbai, Faridabad, Gujrat, Kochi, Bhubaneshwar, Andhra Pradesh and Bengaluru since January 31.
The tournament is organized by the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI), supported by Samarthanam Trust. The budget is around 8 crore said G.K. Mahantesh the President in a press release.Along with the host India, there are teams from England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.India’s former batting stalwart Rahul Dravid is the brand ambassador for the event.
Speaking about the history of the Cricket for blind, Niranjan, media person for CABI said, “This is the second T20 World Cup for the blind. In December 2012, India had won the first T20 world cup beating Pakistan. India is the only blind team in the world that has won T20, ODI and Asian championship.”
The Indian blind cricket team was formed in 1998. Currently it is managed by the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI).