Kerala blind cricket team wins hearts, yearns for recognition



Author 2019-10-23 00:08:03

img Ramu R By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala blind cricket team was in the city to participate in a cricket tournament held at the Loyola School ground in Sreekaryam on Sunday. The team had earlier participated in the Kerala-Karnataka bilateral series held at the KCA ground, Perinthalmanna. The series saw the Kerala team winning one of its matches against the Karnataka team, which is ranked third in the country. Five players who have played for the national blind cricket team including team captain Abdul Munaz, Vishnu U P, Mohammed Farhan, Maneesh A and Manoj M T formed the spine of the team , As Reported By TNIE.

According to the Newspaper,Munaz, who had participated in the Sri Lankan bilateral series in 2018, said: “The only difference in the cricket we play is underarm bowling.” According to Vishnu U P, a player from Thiruvananthapuram, blind cricket is still considered by society as a charity event. “We go to the gym and run 10km daily in the field. We also perform well,” said Vishnu.


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