India has the best Blind Cricket Team in the world, but the players are languishing without jobs. They won the fifth World Cup. Most importantly, they defended the coveted cup. They’ve won two T-20 World Cups, two ODI World Cups, one Asia Cup and four bilateral series in last 59 months. Despite achieving these incredible feats, the members of the Blind Cricket team of India feels neglected and left out.
After winning the Blind Cricket World Cup for India, players asked the Ministry of Sports to give recognition to the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI).
The Indian team arrived home on Monday after defeating Pakistan by two wickets to lift their second Blind Cricket World Cup title in Sharjah. They said that though they have earned fame for the country, they have not got recognition or attention.
The Indian blind cricket team was formed in 1998 and is currently being managed by the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI), an independent entity backed by the Samarthanam Trust, a non-profit organisation.
On Republic Day, as part of the #ProudToBeIndian campaign, Republic TV's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami spoke to the members of India's Blind Cricket Team. They spoke about their winning moment in the World Cup,