The Indian team under Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA) is all set to participate in the DICC Cricket ODI World Cup 2021 at the invitation of Deaf-ICC (Deaf-International Cricket Council) South Africa.
“We are delighted to receive this invitation and witness great enthusiasm amongst our team players for the upcoming tournament,” Sumit Jain, President — Indian Deaf Cricket Association, was quoted as saying in the statement.
“The potential of our team has been proven time and again with their remarkable performances in the previously held tournaments.
“Furthermore, the invitation to play in the World Cup 2021 comes as a testimony of the recognition of our players’ hard work.
“Boosting their morale, this tournament will provide an amazing opportunity to prove their credentials in cricket and will encourage them profoundly,” he added.
The invitation was received after DICC took cognizance of the team’s stellar performances in previous T20s and ODIs. Hosted by DICC, the ODI tournament will be played from October 19 to 29 next year in the UAE.
“We believe that organising national and international tournaments for disability sports is one of the best ways to encourage inclusivity and offers a great platform for the teams as well as individuals to test their mettle,” Zahir-uddin Babar, CEO — Deaf International Cricket Council, was quoted as saying in the statement.
“The players of the IDCA are humbled to receive an invitation for DICC Cricket ODI World Cup 2021, who have worked very hard and played exceptionally well in the previous games,” he added.