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On November 30, 2023, the Chairman of Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI - an organization that organizes cricket tournaments for the blind in India) Dr. Mahantesh & the General Secretary Shailendra Yadav said that a Blind Cricket Tournament will be organized in Indore from 8 to 11 December 2023.
- The four-day tournament will be organized at the Index Medical College Ground, Indore under the joint aegis of CABI and Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled.
- Based on the tournament performance, the Cricket Association for the Blind in India will select players for the next Blind Indian men's cricket team.
- Amit Acharya, director of Ritmit Production, organizer of the tournament, said that the objective of this tournament is to provide a platform to zonal men's teams and to encourage the disabled people in the country towards sports and make them self-reliant.
- A total of 7 matches will be organized in the tournament, in which a total of 70 players and officials from 4 zones will participate. The teams will be called India Blue, India Red, India Orange and India Yellow.
- This tournament is very special not only for the disabled but for all Indians. These extraordinary players have made the country proud by winning the World Cup for the Blind in 2012 and 2014 and the T20 World Cup in 2017.
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