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Vadodara's royal family & public come to aid of Gujarat's deaf cricketers

Where the Gujarat government has failed, people have shown the way.

The team is currently training in Vadodara for the 8th National Cricket Tournament, and this has happened thanks to the support of local people. The team was to participate in a three-day camp at Vadodara from Saturday, but the Deaf Cricket Association Vadodara (DCAV) said it had no money and asked the captain of the deaf cricket team Imran Sheikh to arrange for their stay and food.

In a letter to Sheikh the association said that it was short of funds. Sheikh, who has limited financial means himself, started asking for help. The city did not disappoint him.

First, a member of the royal family Samarjitsinh Gaekwad allowed the cricketers to practice at the Motibaug cricket ground. Then a local builder Bharatsinh Sutreja prepared one of his large flats for the cricketers to stay.

When the government failed the players, the public stepped forward.

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