The first ever International Wheelchair Cricket Series in India will be held in Mumbai and Kolhapur on 1st, 3rd and 4th April 2018.
In Mumbai, the matches will be held at the Goregaon Sports Club Complex, which is the venue sponsor for the Mumbai leg of the matches.
Wheelchair cricket teams from India and Bangladesh are participating in this series, with Indian players coming in from various states of India.
The event is organised by the Nevada Putman Foundation of Malad, Mumbai in association with the Disabled Sporting Society and supported by the Gyandeep Seva Charitable Trust of Mumbai.
The Indian team is captained by Ramesh Sartape of Mumbai and the Bangladesh team is captained by Mohammad Mohasin.
Speaking to IndiaChimes.com, an Indian wheelchair player, Rahul said, “It is good. There should be more competitions like this to unite our Asian and SAARC countries.”
With the commencement of the first series of the T20 Wheelchair competition, the players now are hoping for continuation of such events to empower differently able people.
Expressing views on the event, another player and captain of the Indian team Ramesh Sartape said, “This should be taken forward with organising cricket, basketball, swimming and other sports for differently-abed sports-persons.”
The main highlight of this event is a celebrity cricket match between Bollywood film stars, Tv celebs and commoners as well as the wheelchair cricket players.