- BCCI has now taken a step forward, which will benefit the disabled cricketers
- India’s disabled team will now play under the aegis of Board of Control for Cricket in India
- This is the first time that BCCI has recognized cricketers with disabilities.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has constituted a committee for the disabled cricketers of the country, paving the way for them to play under the BCCI.
In April this year, the BCCI’s Apex Council decided to recognize the Cricket Council for Disabilities of India (DCCI) as the only entity to promote cricket amongst physically challenged, deaf, visually impaired and wheelchair participants. .
The board has now taken a step forward, which will benefit the disabled cricketers. A BCCI official said on Monday, “Yes, we have formally constituted a committee which will look into the cricket of disabled cricketers. It will now be a sub-committee of BCCI. India’s disabled team will now play under the aegis of BCCI.
The move has also been appreciated by the Indian women’s ODI and Test team captain Mithali Raj and DCCI. DCCI tweeted, “We are grateful to Jay Shah, Sourav Ganguly, Arun Dhumal and all state and recognized units of BCCI for constituting the DCCI Disabled Cricket Committee. This is the first time that BCCI has recognized disabled cricketers and has roped in us.
Praising BCCI, women’s cricketer Mithali Raj wrote, “BCCI deserves congratulations for such an inspiring and historic decision.”