India’s Blind Cricket Association thanks Sachin Tendulkar for his letter to BCCI
Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) president GK Mahantesh on Wednesday hailed legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s move of writing a letter to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to consider recognition of the blind cricket body.
Mahantesh said, “I felt delighted when I read the letter; We had met BCCI last week. They have also started expressing their interest to support us. But letter going from cricket icon and cricket God, asking on our behalf to BCCI to recognise Cricket Association for Blind in India (CABI) and support blind cricketers. It means a lot.”
Tendulkar in his letter to the Committee of Administrator’s (CoA) chairman Vinod Rai, wrote, “As we celebrate the fourth consecutive victory of the Indian team in the Blind World Cup, I urge you to consider recognition of Cricket Association for the Blind in India by the BCCI.” He also urged the BCCI to bring the blind cricketers under the BCCI pension scheme for their long-term financial security.
Expressing his gratitude towards Tendulkar, Mahantesh asked BCCI to value the Master Blaster’s letter. “Now COA is very pro-active and there are very keen to support this. I think this is the right time. All our …read more