News By/Courtesy: G Kusuma | 25 Mar 2021 14:24pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The game was invented in Australia
  • cricket matches for the blind have been organized officially five times which is in the years 1998, 2002, 2006, 2014, and 2018
  • Though cricket for blind was first found in Victoria the sport today spans across different countries

Blind cricket is the sport for those who love playing this game of eleven players but are affected with partial blindness or have completely impaired sight. The game was invented in Australia, in the heart of the city there were many interested players but they would occasionally get hurt due to the ball, this in the year 1877 brought forth the invention of a cane wicker ball which would make noise and also would not hurt the players due to its lightweight nature. This ball was used for a long time but was replaced in the year 1974 with a nylon ball. Blind cricket is governed by WBCC i.e. the world blind cricket council, the first interstate match was held in the year 1926. The rules of the Match: The playing and the methodology are similar to cricket but some of the rules have to be additionally followed, there is a proper classification of players on the basis of sight i.e. into B1, B2, and B3 which is totally blind, partially blind and partially sighted players. The ball is designed to meet the requirements of all the forms of players and the members mostly use verbal modes to communicate things for instance the Umpire. Other changes including in the pitching of the ball and also how blind players are declared to out, to be out they have to found LBW twice. Played Matches: the cricket matches for the blind have been organized officially five times which is in the years 1998, 2002, 2006, 2014, and 2018- the last two matches held India hailed as the winner in this cricket form. Apart from this first T20 for the Blind was held in Bengaluru in the years 2012 and 2017 in which India again bagged first place. Blind Cricket has various regional associations and boards that govern and regulate it such as the blind cricket New South Wales, Victorian Blind Cricket Association, British blind Sports, and others, in India it is abbreviated as CABI which is the Cricket association for the blind in India. Though cricket for blind was first found in Victoria the sport today spans across different countries and is a pride for individuals who make the Nation proud by representing their capabilities and setting aside their disability, one only can sit and look at the charisma that how sports unites people from all classes, ages, sectors, and sections to one as part and parcel of the country. 

 

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Section Editor: 5thVoice.News | 25 Mar 2021 23:07pm IST


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