New Delhi: Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA) on Monday unveiled the new jersey of the specially-abled team India for the Deaf International Cricket Council (DICC) T20 Champions Trophy 2022 (UAE).
The unveiling ceremony took place in the national capital in presence of the Indian Deaf Cricket team who will represent India at the championship trophy scheduled to be held in Sharjah, UAE from October 1st to 9th, 2022.
Former Cricketer, Yuvraj Singh in a letter motivating the Indian squad ahead of the championship.
“I would like to extend my heartfelt wishes to the most inspiring Players, Board Members and Office Bearers of the Indian Deaf Cricket Association. It is very heartening to see the great strides you all are taking forward for the growth and development of the IDCA which is providing tremendous opportunities to talented players from across the country. My best wishes to the entire team for the upcoming DICC T20 Champions Trophy 2022 in UAE. I am sure you all will do your best and make the country proud,” Yuvraj Singh wrote.
“DICC T20 Champions Trophy is an excellent platform to promote sports among specially-abled people. And our team is elated to represent India in this five-nation global tournament,” Roma Balwani, CEO of the Indian Deaf Cricket Association said.
Meanwhile, cricketer Shikhar Dhawan also gave his best wishes to the Indian Deaf Cricket Team.
“My very best wishes to Indian Deaf Cricket Association especially abled cricket team which will represent India in the upcoming “DICC T20 Champions Trophy 2022, UAE in October 2022,” Dhawan wrote.
Speaking on the occasion, the President of the IDCA, Sumit Jain said: “Our players are well prepared and pumped up for the upcoming championship trophy. They are ready to put up their best game against their contenders to vie for the prestigious title.”
The tournament is scheduled from October 1st to October 9th, 2022. Five teams will be competing which include India, Australia, South Africa, Bangladesh and Pakistan in Sharjah.
Indian Squad: VIRENDER SINGH (Captain), MANJEET KUMAR SAHRAVAT, SHIV NARAYAN SHARMA, JITENDRA TYAGI, ROHIT SAINI, INDRANIL SADHUKHAN, AKASH SINGH, KULDEEP SINGH, DEEPAK KUMAR, VIVEK KUMAR, YASHWANTH NAIDU RAVURI, UMAR ASHRAF BEIGH, SAI AKASH SAIVAMANI, MOHAMMED SUHAIL, PERUMPADAPPIL, INDRAJEET YADAV and PRATHVIRAL SHETTY.