The Indian Deaf Cricket Association has announced the 2nd ODI National Zone Cricket Championship league for the Deaf.
The tournament to be held in New Delhi from March 1 to 5 next year. The event featuring the top cricketing talent in the category will also serve as the selection event for the Deaf ICC ODI World Cup 2021.
The Deaf ICC ODI World Cup 2021 to be held in UAE between Oct-Nov 2021.
The tournament will also offer cash prizes with the champions taking home ₹ 1 lakh. The other finalist will be richer by ₹ 51,000.
There will also be other individual cheques for the likes of the man of the tournament, men of the match, etc.
“We are really excited to be hosting this tournament. This will be the best platform for all cricketing talent in Indi to come and showcase themselves. This tournament will definitely encourage the Indian players and give them the confidence to play at the International level,” said Sumit Jain, President, Indian Deaf Cricket Association.
“This will be an important test for all our players as the team for DICC World Cup 2021 will be chosen from among these players. This is their opportunity to reserve a spot in Team India for the World Cup. I would like to wish each player the very best.”