Blind cricket association pulls up BCCI for not fulfilling promises
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is being asked tough questions by the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI). This is after the BCCI has failed to meet even one of the many promises it made after the Indian blind cricket team won the World Cup for the fifth time in a row.
The Indian team lifted the world cup in January, beating Pakistan.
At the CABI's eighth Annual General Meeting held in Bengaluru, all the 22 affiliated units expressed their shock and disappointment that the BCCI had not lived up to the promises made.
- Promise #1 - The BCCI had promised to give CABI a grant of Rs one crore. Of this, only Rs 25 lakh has been received.
- Promise #2 - BCCI had promised to provide ground facilities, support staff, pension to former blind cricketers, and make their travel arrangements for tournaments. This has not happened.
- Promise #3 - BCCI president Anurag Thakur had said the board would grant Rs 1 crore every year to CABI for five years after the Indian blind cricket team won their second T20I World Cup. So, far the BCCI has not responded to any emails on this.