UFlex CMD Ashok Chaturvedi has felicitated the Indian Blind Cricket Team at the UFlex corporate offices in Noida, India. UFlex also gave a CSR grant of INR 50 lac (60,394 USD) to promote blind cricket in India in FY23.
The Indian Blind Cricket Team, affiliated with the Cricket Association for the Blind (CABI), has completed a hat-trick by winning their third T20 World Cup for the Blind. They beat Bangladesh by an impressive margin of 120 runs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Chaturvedi also gave a cheque of INR 51,000 (616 USD) each to 17 players ꟷ part of the current squad of the Indian Blind Cricket Team, their coach, and physio, at the felicitation ceremony held at their corporate offices earlier today.
Chaturvedi said: ‘It is heartening to see the hat trick performance of the Indian Blind Cricket Team at the T20 World Cup and we are all proud of their achievement. Their winning streak in the World Cup is a testament to the fact that with the right support and motivation, you can be a winner, in spite of all odds. It has not been an easy journey for these cricketers but their grit and determination has put them on the global map. We would like to urge BCCI to recognize the Indian Blind Cricket Team and provide strong financial support to the players so that they can continue to make India proud. We, at UFlex, are glad that we got an opportunity to play our role in promoting cricket for the blind and will continue to cheer for them on their journey.’
CABI – Cricket Association for the Blind in India, is the apex body governing, organizing and developing cricket for the blind in India and has 24 state associations and over 25,000 players affiliated at various domestic level tournaments in India. CABI is affiliated to World Blind Cricket Ltd (WBC) and Indian Paralympic Committee and is the Cricketing Arm and Initiative of Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled.
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