T20 Cricket World Cup for blind: Nepali team also in race for title

Bengaluru : Former cricketer & India 'A' team coach Rahul Dravid speaks during an event to announce him as a Brand Ambassador for 2nd T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind 2017, in Bengaluru on Wednesday. PTI Photo by Shailendra Bhojak  (PTI11_9_2016_000230A)

Kathmandu, November 13

Nepal’s national squad will also be in contention for the title of the second T20 Cricket World Cup for blind, to be held in India in January.

India’s Cricket Association for the blind is set to host the tournament next year, CABI announced recently. It has also signed Rahul Dravid as the brand ambassador for the tournament that will begin on January 31 in New Delhi. The final will be played in Bangalore on February 12.

India won the first edition of the tournament in 2012 in Bangalore. Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies are other teams that will take part in the tournament to be played across eight venues – New Delhi, Faridabad, Indore, Mumbai, Kochi, Bhubaneswar, Bangalore and cities in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh.

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