The BCCI has formed a committee for cricketers of various disabilities in the country, paving the way for them to play under the auspices of the council. In April of this year, the BCCI Apex Council had decided to recognize the Differently Abled Cricket Council of India (DCCI) as the only body promoting cricket among physically challenged, deaf, blind and wheelchair users.
Now the board has gone a step further and has given the otherwise disabled cricketers another big boost.“Yes, we have formally formed a committee that will provide cricket for the physically disabled. It is now a subcommittee of BCCI. So the Indian disabled team will now play under the auspices of BCCI,” a BCCI official told PTI on Monday.
The move was praised by Indian ODI and test team captain Mithali Raj as well as the DCCI, among others.
“We, the DCCI, are grateful to @JayShah @SGanguly99 @ThakurArunS and all esteemed state and affiliate units of the BCCI for forming the Otherwise Disabled Cricket Commission. It is the first time the @BCCI has recognized and recognized cricketers with disabilities and us their wings,” the DCCI tweeted.
In appreciation of the BCCI movement, Mithali wrote in her post, “Kudos to @BCCI for such an inspiring and historic decision.”
The move will definitely give the DCCI and its players a big boost going forward.
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