CABI 8th annual AGM at KSCA Bengaluru

Cricket Association for the Blind in India, in association with Samarthanam Trust organized the 8th Annual General Body Meeting of Cricket Association for the Blind in India at KSCA’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium on the 23rd and 24th of June, 2018. Attending this General Body Meeting were representatives and secretaries from 22 states of India. The meeting concluded with major decisions made towards the welfare of blind cricket and also the involvement of the 22 States affiliated to CABI. Committees were formed to ensure continuous growth and development of Cricket for the Blind across all States along with increasing its reach.

Among many major discussions, the prominent one was on the Grant received from BCCI to CABI. An amount of INR 25,00,000 was granted from BCCI while the initially promised support was much higher. The State representatives expressed concern over the grant being minimal for a cause as huge and significant as blind cricket. The members were majorly shocked to hear the news on the grant especially from an organization as big and reputed as BCCI.

Women’s Cricket was also one of the major discussions where a schedule was finalized for the upcoming National Women’s Tournament in Jharkhand which would largely encourage blind cricket among women. Bharat Cricket League was introduced with established States participation and an assurance to involve other States as well. A definite framework has been drawn for the Blind Cricket League along with a schedule.

The AGM was successfully closed with a pledge to incessantly effort for the betterment of blind cricket and improve on the current scenario of the game and also the players across the country. Mahantesh GK, President of CABI and World Blind Cricket expressed great happiness on the way CABI is progressing and the amount of participation being witnessed.

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