BCCI to honour World Series-winning physically disabled players, reveals Diana Edulji

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BCCI to honour World Series-winning physically disabled players, reveals Diana Edulji

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SportsCafe Desk

09/21/2019

A member of the Committee of Administrator (CoA) Diana Edujli has revealed that the BCCI will honour the physically disabled players with cash awards for their title triumph in the inaugural T20 Physical Disability World Cricket Series. The title was lifted by India in August this year.

The Indian team wes the favourites when they lifted the inaugural T20 Physical Disability World Cricket Series, in August, after beating host England by 36 runs at New Road Stadium in Worcester. And Diana Edulji, on Friday, said that there will be cash awards being awarded by the BCCI for the winners of the title. 

However, the CoA member did not reveal the exact amount approved by the committee in its last meeting in New Delhi to honour the disabled cricketers.

“As member of the CoA appointed by the Supreme Court, Mr (Vinod) Rai is the chairman and now we have (retired left) General (Ravi) Thodge, the three of us are looking more at the angle of players benefit,” Edulji said during a ceremony. 

In a felicitation ceremony, that was held at the MCA Club in suburban Bandra-Kurla complex, Edulji made this announcement. “The players have to only concentrate on performing on the ground and everything else is being looked after and we are seeing to it that these policy matters are framed in our Constitution so that they cannot be changed after we are hand over the reigns on October 22 if the elections happens (on time),” she said.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, former India pacer Karsan Ghavri felicitated the members and support staff of the triumphant Indian team. Former India pacer Umesh Kulkarni and officials of the All India Cricket Association for Physically Challenged were also present at the ceremony.

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