With reviews coming in of several bodily disabled cricketers dealing with hardships thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bodily Challenged Cricket Affiliation of India (PCCAI) has composed to BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, inquiring him to recognise their association and variety a committee for disabled gamers.
PCCAI Secretary Common Ravi Chauhan, in his letter, has said that when Ganguly was elected as the BCCI main, a lot of experienced hoped that he would adjust the fate of the board as he had accomplished with the Indian cricket when he 1st became the captain of the national crew.
PCCAI’s Ravi Chauhan on Sourav Ganguly
“Specially the disabled cricketers have been pretty hopeful that an individual would finally glimpse into their make a difference and transform their life. Their hopes further more were being lifted when there were being couple of meetings concerning the disabled cricketers and Dada (Sourav). But nothing has materialised until now. And the hope has turned into disappointment,” Chauhan reported.
He stated that when the Lodha Committee — appointed by the Supreme Court docket — had suggested the development of a ‘Disability Cricket Committee’ for the growth of the Bodily Challenged Cricket in India, BCCI was forced to undertake it in its new constitution.
“It has been additional than a pair of yrs, but BCCI is even now dormant when it will come to do anything at all for the disabled cricketers of India. The result of this conduct of BCCI is that disabled cricket that involves blind, wheelchair, deaf and dumb cricket, is however not recognised in India and that’s why the players who are element of these teams get completely no assistance or no recognition from any quarters of the modern society,” he added.
The PCCAI Secretary Standard more claimed that the ailment of the players was marginal in advance of the COVID-19 pandemic and immediately after that, it has turn into even worse.
“These players are good. They do not want people today to pity them, all we they want is equal opportunity. We have composed several letters and built many representations to BCCI, but our prayers have achieved deaf ears.”
Before, the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) experienced also claimed that it is anticipating BCCI to walk the converse and assistance Indian blind cricketers, some of whom are without the need of positions.
CABI founder Mahantesh G. Kivadasannavar had informed IANS that they had approached the BCCI during a stop by past 12 months, with Ganguly assuring enable in just ’15 days’.
“I believed Ganguly would do it. He reported within just 15 times you will listen to from us. This was 30th November, 2019. I went to BCCI, they known as. They experienced questioned a person from Kerala to glance into it. I spoke to Ganguly that day, and he claimed ‘I am listed here don’t worry’. He was our brand name ambassador for the to start with T20 Earth Cup (2012),” Mahantesh experienced reported earlier in July.
Mahantesh experienced extra CABI has also written to the Athletics Ministry to give them the recognition of a Nationwide Sporting activities Federation.
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