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Bedi urges BCCI to take CABI under its fold

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 March 2018 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, March 9: Former India captain Bishen Singh Bedi on Friday urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to take blind cricket under its fold. The Cricket Association for Blind in India (CABI) is yet to be recognised by the Indian government.

Addressing the IndusInd Bank Blind Cricket Conclave, Bedi said: "I would expect the BCCI to take CABI under its fold and give all the assistance they require. "You all are inspiration for millions. You all have shown that even if you don't have eyesight, you can have vision."

The conclave was concluded by felicitation to Blind Indian cricket team, champions of the 5th ODI World Cup. The conclave was attended by more than 80 cricketers across India.

Bedi also gave the example of former captain Tiger Pataudi, who played his entire intertiol cricket after losing an eye due to a car accident. "Tiger lost eyesight before he made his Test debut. He hated if anyone sympathised with him. He never considered it as a physical disability and went on to become India's finest captain. He was a wab but never behaved like one," Bedi said during the event. IANS

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