Parasports May 15, 2018
God of Cricket shows a large heart, comes to the rescue of India’s wheelchair cricketers
Sachin Tendulkar came to the rescue of wheelchair cricketers of India. He helped organise air tickets and financial support for the players during their recent tour of Bangladesh.
The Indian wheelchair team played a bilateral three-match series against Bangladesh, in that country. They had to run around for financial aid.
When the Master Blaster got to know, he stepped in to extend a helping hand just in time.
Pradeep Raj, who started wheelchair cricket in India, said the team is grateful to Sachin. The team ended up winning the tournament, beating Bangladesh, 2-0, in the three match series.
Organisers said that without Sachin’s help, this achievement would not have been possible. Even the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) did not lend any support.
Wheelchair cricket is played like mainstream cricket with 11 players on the field with virtually the same rules but smaller boundaries of 45 metres.
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