Inauguration of IndusInd Bank Nagesh Trophy Cricket Tournament for the Blind 2021 – 4th Edition
The Cricket Association for the Blind In India in association with Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, inaugurated the 4th Edition of IndusInd Bank Nagesh Trophy Cricket Tournament for the Blind on November 16th 2021, 4.30 pm at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Gurugram. Teams from 24 States of India, consisting of 384 visually impaired players, converged here in the stadium today to participate in the 4th IndusInd Bank Nagesh Trophy T20 National Cricket Tournament for the Blind from 17th November 2021 – 25th November 2021.
The Cricket tournament is being organised by The Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) in association with the Samarthanam Trust for the disabled and will help in selecting key players for the upcoming International Championships. India currently holds the Blind cricket World Cup T20 trophy, won in 2018.
Dr Mahantesh G. Kivadasannavar, Founder Managing Trustee, Samarthanam Trust and President Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) Ms Priyanka Rana Dealing Assistant ( P&A) ONGC, Shri Jasmeet Anand, Senior Zonal Head-North, IndusInd Bank, Mr E John David , General Secretary, CABI, Mr Shailendra yadav, North Zone Secretary, CABI were present with a whole lot of Media friends, and Cricket lovers who had assembled here at the inauguration to watch the procedings.
With overall 67 Matches, the Nagesh Trophy T20 National Cricket Tournament for the Blind will see overall 67 T20 matches. While the quarter finals will be played on the 23rd November 2021, the semi Finals will be played on 24th November 2021 and the Finals will be played on 25th November 2021, at Sri Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi.
The grounds where the matches are being played include Sirifort, Tau Devi Lal, TERI 2, grounds in Saket, Dwarka, TER1 1 & 2. The finals will be played in Shri Arun Jaitley Stadium – Delhi.