India Crowned Champions


Beat Pakistan in World Cup Final

India beat defending champions Pakistan, to be crowned as the Champions of Blind Cricket World Cup 2014. In the 4th edition of the tournament, set in Cape Town, it turned out to be a heart-stopping game; Pakistan amassed a monstrous score of 389 in their allotted 40 overs. India managed to reach the target in 39.4 overs, losing 5 wickets in the process, with a mere two balls to spare and five wickets in hand.

Ketanbhai Babughai Patel was the star performer as he aggregated 76. Ajay Reddy played with calmness and composure to score 74 not out and steer India to a famous victory. For Pakistan, Mohammad Jamil, notched up a brilliant innings of 102.

In the semi-finals, Pakistan beat England, while India overcame Sri Lanka.

However, the team are begging for recognition from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Its pleas have fallen on deaf ears.

While the government has made a lot of promises, the BCCI has not bothered to even send them a congratulatory message. “When Dhoni won the World Cup in 2011, or if India wins any tournament, they waive the Tricolour. Even we have done the country proud. Cricket is cricket. They play, so do we. The BCCI has done nothing for us,” says Captain Shekar Naik.


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