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Sports Cricket 20 Feb 2017 Sports Minister feli ...

Sports Minister felicitates Indian blind cricket team

Published Feb 20, 2017, 7:06 pm IST
Updated Feb 20, 2017, 7:16 pm IST
Sports Minister Vijay Goel announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh for the Indian blind cricket team.
India beat Pakistan to win the Blind T20 Cricket World Cup.(Photo: PTI)
 India beat Pakistan to win the Blind T20 Cricket World Cup.(Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Monday felicitated the Indian blind cricket team for winning the Blind T20 Cricket World Cup.

India defeated Pakistan by nine wickets in the final to lift the trophy at Bengaluru's Chinnaswamy Stadium earlier this month.


(Photo: PTI)(Photo: PTI)

(Photo: Vijay Goel)(Photo: Vijay Goel)

"The Indian squad has played exceptionally well throughout the tournament and this being their second consecutive title proves that they are invincible," Goel said.

"India won four medals during the Rio Paralympics and now the T20 Blind Cricket World Cup, it shows that our  divyang players are doing wonders and need to be given full support to achieve big," he added.

Goel also announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh the team. Goel also stated that the Ministry would think about giving recognition to the Blind Cricket Federation.


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