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Saturday, 22 November 2014

First Asian T-20 Cricket Cup for Deaf and Dumb commences in Dharamsala

Differently- abled cricketers showcased their talent on the cricket grounds of Dharamsala, at the maiden three-day Asian T-20 Cricket Cup for Deaf and Dumb.

The tournament has been organised by the Delhi Deaf and Dumb Cricket Society where teams from Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India are set to battle it out on the fields of the International Dharamsala Cricket Stadium.

The tournament, which started on Thursday, will go on till November 23.

Spokesperson of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA), Sanjay Sharma, said that the organisation aimed to make the game available to all sections of society.

"Our effort is to propagate cricket in every part of the society. This tournament for deaf and dumb players especially is creating an atmosphere in the country for these sort of tournaments. We want to make a contribution to that section of society through this game, like we do for other sections," Sharma said.

Cricketers from the five south Asian countries were delighted to be able to play as they try hard to win.

"We are very happy to participate in this game. We have participated before. This is the first time it is Nepal versus Sri Lanka, it is good. We didn't have much practice but we are very busy now. We are trying to play good," said a Nepalese cricketer, Uday Bahadur.

India is a cricket crazy nation where other sports often take a back seat.

Source : Business Standard , 22nd Nov 2014

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