By : Arvind Sharma
The deaf cricket society is organizing a national level cricket competition, which is second T-20 national cricket championship for deaf from 5th to 8th December 2013, at HPCA ground Dharamshala, with the co-operation of HPCA. Teams from Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Chandigarh will participate.
Mr. Sumit Jain, secretary of deaf cricket society said in Dharamshala on Wednesday, “With the aim to promote cricket among deaf and mute young talented cricket players the deaf cricket society came into existence. The society is formed by young and energetic deaf and dumb members to promote sports and games for the deaf including cricket and it organizes annual cricket championships in both states and zones. The aim of this championship is to nurture hidden talents and encourage the deaf and allow them to participate at international level.”
Mr. Jain said that the society have successfully organized the first T-20 north cricket championship for deaf at Delhi in which 6 teams took part. The event was an eye opener for many deaf players and this time more players and states have shown interest in competing at national level.
He said, “This tournament is being promoted by SBI, Star Sports, SG Sports, OBC Bank, Andhra Pradesh paper mills and is organized by deaf cricket society with the help of HPCA.”