However, little did one imagine, India would ever launch a T20 tournament for blind and partially sighted players. International players and their success have made way for other budding players to come up in the field and fulfil their dreams.

 

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After the Indian national blind cricket team won the Blind Cricket World (2014) and the inaugural T20 Blind Cricket World Cup 2012, awareness of blind cricket in the country has increased dramatically.

 

In response to this interest, the Cricket Association for the Blind in Kerala (CABK) is all set to launch a two-day T20 tournament - Kerala Blind Cricket League, starting December 2.

 

"A total of four franchises will participate in the two-day tournament - Kochi, Calicut, Thiruvananthapuram and Kannur. Each team must have eight locals players and six from rest of the India. Similar to the IPL, only four players outside Kerala will be allowed to feature in the playing XI,"John David, General Secretary of Blind Cricket in India, told Asianet Newsable.

 

India is set to host the second edition of T20 Blind Cricket World Cup in 2017. The selection of best 17 players will begin next month, which is why the players will want to give their best in the Kerala League.

 

David, who is also the team manager of the Indian national blind cricket team, added that the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) will announce their 17-member team for the T20 World Cup by December 15.