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India's Blind Cricketers To Tour England, Bahrain

India will play six games in England before heading to Bahrain
India will play six games in England before heading to Bahrain
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The Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) has announced that the Indian blind cricket team will be touring England and Bahrain in May and June respectively.

England Blind v India Blind

24th May: 1st ODI, Leamington
25th May: 2nd ODI, Wolverhampton
28th May: 1st T20I, The Kia Oval
29th May: 3rd ODI, Arundel
30th May: 2nd & 3rd T20Is, Arundel

England will host India for three Twenty20 and three One-Day Internationals between 24th and 31st May.

The team will then head to Bahrain between 1st and 4th June, arriving back in India in 5th June.

Ahead of taking on England, captain Shekar Neyak says the team is ready for the challenge.

"The team is well prepared and is in good form. Recent experiences of playing zonals and earlier World Cup wins make me confident of a win in the Bi-lateral series too," he said.

"We have a good coach who has been working hard with us and the boys are very determined."
 
Mahantesh G Kivadasannavar General Secretary, CABI added: "The proposed tour is very important as the champions are playing first international tournament after the World Cup victory.

"This will be a good preparation for the forthcoming second T20 World Cup for the blind in 2016.

"We are going to host it and hoping to organize the tournament in multi cities at a grand scale. It is a great honor and pleasure that Ms. Caralisa Monteiro popular playback singer from Bollywood and exceptionally good sports person herself has kindly agreed to be a Brand Ambassador for CABI.

"I am sure her association with us will boost our image and bring lot of support from various quarters including Bollywood."

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