New Indian Express – The Indian team won against Bangladesh by 10 wickets in the ongoing Blind Cricket World Cup on Saturday |Photo Courtesy: Twitter/Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI)

NEW DELHI: The whistle blows and two teenage girls, dressed in the white judo uniforms, lunge forward — eager to knock the other out.

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  • The Indian team won against Bangladesh by 10 wickets in the ongoing Blind Cricket World Cup on Saturday |Photo Courtesy: Twitter/Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI)NEW DELHI: The whistle blows and two teenage girls, dressed in the white judo uniforms, lunge forward — eager to knock the other out.
  • This is one of many awe-inspiring sights at the recently concluded Usha Sports Championships for the Blind 2018, where over 400 participants, including 99 female from 18 states competed in Kabaddi, Judo and Powerlifting events.
  • Working effortlessly to make these national level championships possible is A David, General Secretary of the Indian Blind Sports Association (IBSA).
  • For coach Lahu Chavan, who was a National level player, it is a way to stay in touch with the sports after sustaining a backbone injury.
  • Asked about Ankur Dhama, from the IBSA, the first blind Indian athlete to participate at the Paralympics, David says if given proper training and opportunities even visually challenged player can do wonders.


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