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Winning combination of cricket and inclusion

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We Indian blind cricket team, congratulate CBM India for completion of 50 years of presence in our country. Our good wishes to CBM for its continues journey toward inclusion for many more decades to come

Together we champion Inclusion through the game of cricket

In a massive push for celebrating ‘blind cricket’, a version of cricket adapted for the blind and partially sighted players, India recently hosted T20 World Cup 2017 with the finals taking place in Bengaluru, Karnataka, on 12th February.

CBM India was one of the sponsors and supporters for the tournament. The association marked CBM’s ongoing focus on promoting inclusion through sports.

As a mark of solidarity, the winning Indian team that managed by Cricket Association for the Blind in India, the cricketing arm of Samarthanam defeated Pakistan by 9 wickets recorded a message for CBM India to celebrate the partnership for inclusion and the Golden Jubilee of CBM in India.

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Note: Blind cricket is a version of the sport of cricket adapted for blind and partially sighted players. It has been governed by the World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC) since 1996. So far, four Blind World Cups have been held, New Delhi, India (1998); Chennai, India (2002) and Islamabad, Pakistan (2006). In 2012, the first Blind World Cup T20 was held in Bangalore, India. Blind cricket relies on the common use of the 'sweep shot', in order to provide maximum chance of the bat hitting the ball.

The final match and the closing ceremony saw a massive participation, including the CBM staff.

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