Sachin Tendulkar urges cricket board to recognise India's blind cricket team
February 8, 2018
Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has called on the Board of Cricket Control of India to recognise the Cricket Association for the Blind in India and bring its players under the Board's pension scheme.
Tendulkar has written to the Committee of Administrator's (CoA) chairman Vinod Rai, requesting him to consider recognition for CABI. This comes after the team won the Blind World Cup 2018, beating Pakistan by two wickets in the final.
"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. The team has overcome many hurdles and single-mindedly focussed on getting laurels for our country. Their victory is inspirational and reminds us of the limitless power of the human mind." - Sachin Tendulkar
This is the second time that India has won the blind world cup title.
Tendulkar has said that recognising the team and bringing the players under the pension scheme will ensure their financial security. He also said that the recognition will act as motivation for other disabled sportspersons.