New Delhi:(PIB)20/2/17:Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Vijay Goel here today felicitated the Indian Cricket Team on winning T-20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind 2017 at a function held at his residence. Indian Team won the World Cup after defeating Pakistan in the finals at Bengaluru on 12 February 2017.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Goel said after success of Para Athletes at Rio Paralympics 2016, Indian team for Blind Cricket has added another chapter of glory in history of Indian Sports by retaining T 20 World Cup. He said government is committed for the promotion of sports in the country. He said his Ministry will consider granting recognition to CABI as sports federation. Shri Goel also said that there is no misunderstanding in the prize money given to the winning team of 2017 World Cup Cricket for the Blind and the Ministry will follow the same practice for cash prize which was adopted in 2012 when Indian Team won the 1st T20 World Cup for Blind cricket.
Shri Vijay Goel gave a warm send off to the team for their campaign in 2017 at New Delhi and he has already approved an assistance of rupees 30 lakh to Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI).