Odisha Sun Times Sports Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 19:
The three-week preparatory camp of the Indian Blind Cricket Team in at Barabati stadium in Odisha’s Cuttack city for the 4th ODI Blind Cricket World Cup scheduled to begin in South Africa from November 25, will conclude tomorrow.
The team will leave for New Delhi in the evening from where it will leave for Cape Town in South Africa.
The 17-member team, to be led by Shekhar Naik of Karnataka, will be accompanied by coach Patrick Rajkumar along with two other supporting staffs.
Mohd Jafar is the only player from Odisha who has found place in the team.
The Indian team, which arrived at Cuttack on November 1, had several practice sessions at Ravenshaw University Ground apart from fitness and yoga sessions at Barabati stadium.
It may be mentioned that the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI), a sports initiative of Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, has been promoting cricket for the blind in the country over the years since its inception.
Samarthanam’s efforts were formalized by establishing the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) in February 2011 which had organized the first T20 World Cup for the Blind in Bengaluru in 2012 which was a huge success.