Brian Lara launches the first ever Samarthanam Women’s National T20 Cricket Tournament for the Blind in Delhi
Legendary West Indian Cricketer Brian Lara was at the press conference to launch the tournament and he had the following to say. “Disability should not be a considered a hindrance to achieving one’s goals. I thoroughly appreciate this fantastic initiative taken by CABI and Samarthanam Trust in India and I am convinced that if such strong stakeholders come together around the world, then there is no reason why blind cricket will not see a growth world over. Such competitions will also provide a platform to such talented women and empower them.”
Seven teams representing the states of Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha West Bengal and hosts Delhi fought it out in the league stages across three venues in Siri Fort Sports Complex, DDA Sports Complex in Saket and Tripathi Sports Complex in Najafgarh. The tournament was played from December 16 to 19, 2019 with the final taking place on the 19th at Siri Fort Sports Complex.