Blind cricket revives in Chitwan

Cricket Association of the Blind, Nepal has initiated cricket training at Chitwan, Bharatpur for the second time. In 2008 also CAB had launched a similar training, however, sustainability of the blind cricket in Chitwan couldn’t be prolonged due to several of circumstances. Earlier, the blind cricket team of Chitwan had participated in several of tournaments and trainings but since 2014 cricket in Chitwan remained stagnant though players had overwhelming enthusiasm to play.

Chitwan’s blind women cricket team was also the winner of ever first blind women cricket tournament that happened at Chitwan in 2009. Keeping in mind, the huge potentiality of exploring good players, CAB in financial support of Calorie Charitable Foundation is initiating cricket training from 1st June to 4th June at the open field of Old Hospital. In the training around 26 youths and children from Narayani, Jhuwani schools and those in college will be participating. Mr. Parbat Raj Bista will be supervising the training on behalf of CAB, while Mr. Bharat Thapa, SunilRana and Ms. Bimala Rai will be in the coaching side.

This is the ever first time CAB has used female as a coach. The training is locally officiated by Suman Khanal and Bhupraj Pathak who happens to be former cricketers from Chitwan. The top fourteen players of the training will be participating in the 2nd Ronald Macule Trophy which will be taking place at Rupendehi in early 2020.

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