The third T20 World Cup Cricket Tournament for the Blind will be conducted from December 5 to December 17 to coincide with the global observance of World Disability Day. The Day is observed to raise awareness of issues relating to disabilities and to mobilise support for the dignity, rights, and general welfare of individuals with disabilities.
The T20 World Cup for Blind has been organized through a partnership between the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) and the Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled since 2012. According to Samarthanam, sports can improve inclusion and inspire persons with disabilities on a variety of levels. Since the trust’s inception, it has provided help to almost 30,000 blind crickets. Four days remain until the third T20 World Cup for the Blind, and blind cricketers from seven different countries are getting more and more excited.
Indian legendary cricketer Yuvraj Singh the brand ambassador for the third T20 World Cup for the Blind says: “I am thrilled to be a part of the 3rd T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind as the Brand Ambassador. I commend and appreciate the spirit of visually Impaired Cricketers for their passion for Cricket and determination to fight everyday challenges. It is a different world, but it is a world of Cricket. Cricket has no boundaries. And I believe this game taught me How to Fight, how to Fall, how to Dust Myself off to get up again and Move Forward. So, I urge and invite everyone to support this great initiative,”