Blind Cricket profiles: Vice Captain Prakash Jayaramaiah
Prakasha Jayaramaiah, is a B-3, or partially sighted, category player from Ramnagaram in Karnataka. He is the Vice-Captain of the team.
Born in 1984, Prakasha always dreamed of playing blind cricket at the international level. He was inspired by his seniors in school to play blind cricket.
He played his first tournament in 1998 at the state level. His first international tournament was against England in 2010.
Prakasha has won the Man of the Series award 40 times and has received 88 Man of the Match awards.
Prakashs Jayaramaiah, who is both wicket-keeper and batsman, lost his vision when he was three years old after a child playfully pierced both his eyes with a sharp pin. His parents could not afford treatment then.
Soon after his father, a lorry driver, met with an accident and had to stop driving. His mother worked as a tailor and was the breadwinner of the family. When Prakash was eight years old, they could finally afford the surgery after which he got partial vision.