K`taka announces Rs 1 lakh each for state`s 3 blind cricketers

Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Friday said the government would grant a cash prize of Rs one lakh to each to the three partially visually challenged cricket players from the state, who were part of India`s Twenty20 World Cup winning team.

Shettar announced this at a felicitation of the Indian team at his residence and agreed to consider allotting a piece of land for a sports ground for the blind cricketers in response to a request from the T20 World Cup organisers, the Samarthanam Trust for the disabled, a release said here.

India had triumphed in the inaugural Blind Cricket Twenty20 World Cup after defeating Pakistan by 29 runs in the title clash here yesterday.