First cricket tournament for deaf & speech impaired women held in Vadodara
A historic moment for Vadodara! The city hosted its first ever cricket tournament for deaf and speech impaired girls.
Girls from five districts across Gujarat took part in the tennis ball cricket tournament. It was held at the Vadodara Cricket Academy. Imran Sheikh, who is one of the members of the Indian Deaf Cricket team, had organized the tournament.
Shaikh said the aim was to encourage more women to participate in cricket. The plan is to keep organizing more tournaments to motivate deaf and speech impaired women to take up cricket seriously. Shaikh also runs the Deaf Cricket Club of Baroda.
The five districts that participated in the tournament include Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Himmatnagar, Nadiad and Palanpur.
At the match, the Ahmedabad team beat Palanpur to pick up the champions trophy. Sheikh has been making efforts to promote deaf and speech impaired cricket in the city over the last few years. He has been the captainof the Indian Deaf Cricket team and the Gujarat team as well.