President felicitates World Cup winning blind cricket team
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee felicitated the Indian Blind Cricket team for winning the inaugural Blind Cricket Twenty20 World Cup earlier this month, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
Sports Minister Jitendra Singh and BCCI vice president Arun Jaitley were also present on the occasion.
The sports minister will consider the request of awarding Rs 30 lakh each to the players and Rs 10 crores to promote blind cricket in India through Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI).
Mahantesh, General Secretary of CABI, also presented a memorandum to the President requesting him to consider awarding the captain of the Indian team Shekar Naik with the Arjuna Award and a special award to the association for organising the event.
"I pray each one of them gets rewarded and recognised for the tremendous effort during the tournament and also a special note of gratitude to CABI for supporting us think and strong all through the event," Mahantesh said.
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