Deaf Cricket Society, India’s cricketers eager to win more laurels.

Deaf Cricket Society, India’s cricketers eager to win more laurels in the Deaf International Cricket Series 2019 at Kroonstad, South Africa .Tournament to be played from 24 November to 04 December 2019 .DCS India’s team invited to South Africa in recognition of excellent performances

Mumbai, 16 October 2019: The Deaf Cricket Society, India’s team will be participating in the Deaf International Cricket Series 2019 at Kroonstad, South Africa, on the invitation of Deaf Cricket South Africa. Hosted by Deaf Cricket South Africa, the ODI (One-day International) tournament will be played from 24 November to 04 December 2019. A registered body under the Society Registration Act, the DCS is an affiliated member of the Deaf International Cricket Council (Deaf ICC).

The invitation from South Africa was in recognition of the Indian Deaf Cricket team’s stellar performances in limited-overs cricket – T20 as well as ODIs. In the 2018 Deaf T20 World Cup, for instance, hosts India emerged the runners-up, with Sri Lanka winning the tournament.

An auditory-challenged player himself, Sumit Jain, Secretary – Deaf Cricket Society, India, asserted: “The caliber of India’s Deaf Cricket team members has been proven via their good performances in recent tournaments. Therefore, the invitation to play in South Africa’s ODI tournament marks a proud moment for the country and its physically-challenged sports members, offering them another opportunity to prove their sporting credentials. Moreover, such sports enable the players to enjoy moments of personal and professional glory every time they participate in international tournaments.”

Reena Jain Malhotra, Patron – Deaf Cricket Society, India, said: “DCS is managed by differently-abled members who are committed to proving they are a reflection of the immense capabilities existing within each of us. Young auditory-challenged cricketers in the organization are striving to promote and upgrade cricket as a professional sport among themselves. Nonetheless, we believe a greater degree of support from official cricket bodies would help these players put in better performances.”

Rory Hickson, Chairman – Deaf Cricket South Africa, commented: “We believe disability sports are one of the best ways to overcome such challenges by organizing national and international tournaments where the top teams test their mettle. Considering the Indian Deaf Cricket team’s stellar performances, inviting them to South Africa will ensure highly-rated teams lock horns for the coveted trophy.”

The DCS regularly organizes annual cricket championships within India and abroad. The championship aims to nurture hidden talent and encourage auditory-challenged cricketers by offering them periodic opportunities to participate at the international level. But robust support from corporate sponsors and official bodies could help auditory-challenged players bring great glory for the country.

Having trained diligently, India’s Deaf Cricket team has pledged to put their best foot forward in playing highly-competitive cricket and striving hard to bring the Deaf International Cricket Series 2019 trophy back home from South Africa.

The squad for the tournament announced by the DCS:

S. No.

Name

Designation

State

1

VIRENDER SINGH

CAPTAIN

HIMACHAL PRADESH

2

FAHIMUDDIN

PLAYER

DELHI

3

NAND KISHORE SAHU

PLAYER

JHARKHAND

4

KARAN VINDE

PLAYER

MAHARASHTRA

5

INDRAJEET YADAV

PLAYER

MAHARASHTRA

6

NADEEM SHAIKH

PLAYER

MAHARASHTRA

7

SUMIT BIDWAL

PLAYER

MADHYA PRADESH

8

K. MOSES PETER

PLAYER

TELANGANA

9

R. YASHWANTH NAIDU

PLAYER

ANDHRA PRADESH

10

SUSHIL YADAV

PLAYER

UTTAR PRADESH

11

JITENDRA TYAGI

PLAYER

DELHI

12

SANTI

PLAYER

DELHI

13

RAJARAM GADDAM

PLAYER

TELANGANA

14

ROHIT SAINI

PLAYER

DELHI

15

MANJEET KUMAR

PLAYER

DELHI

16

VINEET MALHOTRA

MANAGER

DELHI

17

TARUN WALIA

INTERPRETER

DELHI

18

SUMIT JAIN

SECRETARY/COACH

DELHI

19

ROMA BALWANI

TEAMLEADER

MAHARASHTRA

20

AJAY KUMAR

SUPPORT TEAM

DELHI

21

DHIRAJ KUMAR

OFFICIAL

HARYANA

22

SONU

OFFICIAL

HARYANA

23

ANUPAM YADAV

OFFICIAL

MAHARASHTRA

24

VIRAL JAIN

OFFICIAL

MAHARASHTRA

Tournament Schedule

S. No.

Detail

Date

Venue

Time

1

Arrival at Kroonstad

23-11-2019

Kroonstad

2

Practice session

24-11-2019

Kroonstad

3

T20

25-11-2019

Kroonstad

13:00 hrs

4

T20

26-11-2019

Kroonstad

13:00 hrs

5

Rest day/preparations for ODI (50 overs)

27-11-2019

Kroonstad

6

1st ODI

28-11-2019

Kroonstad

10:00 hrs

7

Rest day

29-11-2019

Kroonstad

8

2ndODI

30-11-2019

Kroonstad

10:00 hrs

9

Rest day

01-12-2019

Kroonstad

10

3rd ODI

02-12-2019

Kroonstad

10:00 hrs

11

Prize distribution awards ceremony

03-12-2019

Kroonstad

12

Departure

04-12-2019

Kroonstad

The Deaf Cricket Society expressed its gratitude to all officials of the Deaf International Cricket Council for providing a global platform to deaf cricket players. The Deaf ICC has requested BCCI’s management to grant affiliation and recognition to the Deaf Cricket Society, India, besides asking the BCCI to extend financial and technical support to the DCS. The Deaf Cricket Society hopes the BCCI will accord them affiliation and recognition while providing opportunities to grow further via their professional guidelines.

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