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Sunday, 1 November 2015

Physically challenged Pak, Afghan players to play tri-nation series in India

Physically Challenged Cricket Association of India (PCCAI) will celebrate the Disability Day (December 3) in India and will organise the few Twenty20 matches. This was revealed by Ravi Chauhan, the Founder Secretary General of the association.

Speaking exclusively over telephone from Delhi, he said, “the handicapped players from India, Pakistan and Afghanistan will play few Twenty20 matches on December 3,4,5 and 6”.

“The tournament is scheduled to be played in Bhiwani and the teams from Pakistan and Afghanistan will play the triangular series”, he further added.

“We are approaching the BCCI president (Shashank Manohar) to grace the occasion”, he further added.

Waqar Ahmed Khan, the Secretary General : Pakistan Cricket Association for the Physically Handicapped, has thanked the move by the Indian association to celebrate the Disability Day, and has confirmed his team participation in the event.

Sayed Mohammad Hussain “Sadaqat”, the Director : Afghan Disabled and Vulnerable Society (ADVS) has also accepted the invitation and confirmed the participation of Afghanistan’s handicapped players.

Since 1992 when the United Nations first promoted Disability Day, or the International Day of People with Disability, December 3 of every year is celebrated in several countries.

“We have been approaching the Indian cricket board for the affiliation but not met with success so far. We don’t beg money but seek encouragement from the board and its players”, Ravi Chauhan added.

Source : Business Observer , 30th Oct 2015

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