Mumbai: The Deaf Cricket Society (DCS), India’s team will be participating in the Deaf International Cricket Series 2019 at Kroonstad, South Africa, on the invitation of Deaf Cricket South Africa.
The tournament consisting of two T20s and three ODIs will be played from November 24 to December 4.
An auditory-challenged player himself, Sumit Jain, Secretary, DCS asserted: “The caliber of India’s deaf cricket team members has been proven via their good performances in recent tournaments.
“Therefore, the invitation to play in South Africa’s ODI tournament marks a proud moment for the country and its physically-challenged sports members, offering them another opportunity to prove their sporting credentials. Moreover, such sports enable the players to enjoy moments of personal and professional glory every time they participate in international tournaments.”
Reena Jain Malhotra, Patron, DCS, India, said, “DCS is managed by differently-abled members who are committed to prove that they are a reflection of the immense capabilities existing within each of us.”
Rory Hickson, Chairman, Deaf Cricket South Africa, commented: “We believe disability sports are one of the best ways to overcome such challenges by organising national and international tournaments where the top teams test their mettle. Considering the Indian Deaf Cricket team’s stellar performances, inviting them to South Africa will ensure highly-rated teams lock horns for the coveted trophy.”