Bangalore to host first ever T20 World Cup for blind

The rules are unlike the usual T20 cricket tournament where the ball will have the jingling bells in it for the visually impaired to take the game forward relying on their sharp hearing senses ability, World Blind Cricket Council (WBBC) General Secretary, Bhavani Prasad said.

updated: November 28, 2012 20:58 IST
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Bangalore: The first ever Twenty20 World Cup for the blind will witness nine countries battling it out for the trophy here from December 2 to 13, it was announced on Wednesday.

Besides hosts India, Australia, Bangladesh, England, Pakistan, South Africa, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Nepal will participate in the tournament, which is a joint effort by Bangalore-based NGO, Samarthanam and Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI).

As many as six partially impaired players and five totally blind players from each country would play the games, the CABI General Secretary, G K Mahantesh told reporters here.

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