In December 2014, the India VI cricket team won the Blind Cricket Word Cup in Cape Town, adding this trophy to the T20 world cup they already have. On arrival back in Delhi they were greeted by a large crowd and a number of government ministers, such is the importance and popularity of the game in that cricket mad country.
On the other hand, The England VI side reached the semi-finals of the Blind World Cup and are currently preparing for the challenge of hosting a series against the reigning champions, India at the end of this week. The two teams will be showcasing the beautiful game of cricket on iconic grounds such as: Kia Oval and Arundel Castle ground in West Sussex.
The England team will most certainly appreciate your support. So why not prepare a picnic, encourage friends and family to join you in witnessing some high-quality blind cricket?
The schedule is shown below. Prepare to be surprised at the skill and talent on display, as well as witnessing cricket played in the true spirit of the game!
|Sunday 24th May||Leamington CC||40 overs||12 noon||more|
|Monday 25th May||Wolverhampton CC||40 overs||11:00|
|Thursday 28th May||Kia Oval||T20||17:30||more|
|Friday 29th May||Arundel Castle CC||40 overs||11:30||more|
|Saturday 30th May||Arundel Castle CC||T20 (Double-header)||11:30|
Support the England Visually Impaired team by attending a match, every match is free entry. Alternatively follow the team at http://www.ecb.co.uk and on ECB Twitter and Facebook sites. The ECB is an inclusive organisation providing support and a pathway for disability cricket from grassroots to elite.