Jammu, Dec4: While the world observed the Disability Day on Tuesday, the blind cricket team of Jammu and Kashmir made the day historic and unforgettable for ‘Super XI’ by winning the tri-series cricket tournament for blind against Kurukshetra played here at the Jammu University Grounds.
J&K Cricket team of blind defeated the Kurukshetra Cricket Team of blind by 2-1 in three series tournament on the occasion of World Disabled Day. In the last match of the tri series, J&K while batting first scored a total of 300 runs in an allotted 25 overs game with Mohammad Azeem made 78 runs and Chamandeep contributed 63 runs.
In reply, Kurukshetra managed to score 244 runs for the loss of eight wickets in allotted overs and lost match by 56 runs. Deepa Rawat scored 110 runs and Afzal was the second highest scorer from the losing side with 40 runs. Mohd Azeem of J&K was declared as Man of the Match whereas DeepaRawat of Kurukshetra was declared as man of the series.
Member BCCI, Ranjeet Kalra was the Chief Guest at the closing ceremony and he presented the winning trophy to the J&K team. Mr Kalra while complementing the organizing team of J&K Cricket Association for Blind for organizing a national level tournament by inviting Kurukshetra team at Jammu, said, “we are committed to project the cause of specially abled players before the Government and Cricket Authorities for the betterment and promotion of their game”.
Former Ranji Trophy player, Rajesh Gill, who was among the organisors also assured the J&K Blind Cricketers Association for all help in holding more such events in near future. (UNI)