Ferozepur, December 5, 2018: Chandan Lal, partially sighted Cricket player, 22 years, an inmate of Home for the Blind, Ferozepur hailing from Daghut in Himachal Pardesh – a student of BA 2nd year, selected in Haryana Team was given a warm welcome on joining back at the school in Ferozepur by the inmates and management members.
On this occasion, Kashmiri Lal retired Lecturer – a product of Home of the Blind, Satish Machhral, Supervisor and blind inmate were present.
Added here, the Blind cricket was invented in Melbourne in 1922 by two blind factory workers who improvised the game using a tin can containing rocks. The rules of blind cricket are based on the standard laws of cricket with some essential modifications.
Blind cricket is a version of the sport of cricket adapted for blind and partially sighted players. It has been governed by the World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC) since 1996. So far, five Blind World Cups have been held: New Delhi, India (1998); Chennai, India (2002); Islamabad, Pakistan (2006), and India (2018). In 2012, the first Blind World Cup T20 was held in Bangalore, India. Blind cricket relies on the common use of the 'sweep shot', in order to provide maximum chance of the bat hitting the ball.
Haryana Team won all the three matches against Karnataka, Telangana, West Bengal held at Ambala. This team will now play the League Matches under Nagesh Trophy in the last week of December with Utrakhand and West Bengal to be followed at Karnataka and Kolkatta in March 2019.
Chandan Lal said, in case our Haryana team won the League Matches under Nagesh Trophy, then we will be playing the matches under Blinds Premier League under IPL.