30 May 2020 last updated at 22:01 GMT
 
Pranab felicitates victorious blind cricket team
Thursday 27 December 2012

President Pranab Mukherjee felicitated the Indian Cricket team for winning the inaugural Blind Cricket Twenty20 World Cup earlier this month, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

Sports Minister Jitendra Singh and BCCI Vice-president Arun Jaitley were also present on the occasion.

The Sports Minister will consider the request of awarding Rs 30 lakhs each to the players and Rs 10 crores to promote blind cricket in India through Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI).

Mahantesh, General Secretary of CABI, also presented a memorandum to the President requesting him to consider awarding the captain of the Indian team Shekar Naik with the Arjuna Award and a special award to the association for organising the event.

“I pray each one of them gets rewarded and recognised for the tremendous effort during the tournament and also a special note of gratitude to CABI for supporting us think and strong all through the event,” Mahantesh said.

PTI

ICC forced to delay T20 WC discussions
ICC and BCCI come to loggerheads over tax exemption for global events in the country
BCCI’s attempts to give prize money to junior cricketers delayed
The Board was delayed in its attempts to give prize money to junior players due to the cap on cash deposits in ‘Jan Dhan’ accounts