Sushma Patel becomes the captain of India’s first blind women’s cricket team

Current Affairs

  • The Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) has announced India’s first women’s blind cricket team, which will represent the country in the upcoming bilateral series against Nepal.
  • This bilateral tour is scheduled to be held in Nepal from 25 to 30 April.
  • Madhya Pradesh’s Sushma Patel has been appointed as the captain and Karnataka’s Gangavva Neelappa Harijan as the vicecaptain for this T20 bilateral cricket series.
  • During the selection trials the performance of the players was closely monitored by officials including the chairman of the selection committee, E John David.
  • The 17-member squad selected from the trials will go down in history as the first Indian women’s team to compete in a T20 bilateral series for the blind.
  • Speaking on the selection process, E John David, chairman of the CABI selection committee and general secretary of the Association for the Blind in India Cricket, said that 38 players were initially shortlisted for the selection trials on the basis of their performance in previous national tournaments, and After this, 17 players were selected from them, who will participate in the upcoming tournament in Nepal.
  • The Blind Cricket Association in India has appointed Madhya Pradesh’s Sushma Patel as the captain and Karnataka’s Gangavva Neelappa Harijan as the vice-captain for the upcoming T20 bilateral cricket series for the blind between India and Nepal in 2023.

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