Four blind cricketers, including the captain, from AP, secured a place in the Indian blind cricket team for the tri-nation Blind T-20 cricket tournament scheduled to be held from April 2 to 08, 2021in Dhaka. Ajay Kumar Reddy I, who belongs to the Guntur district, is the captain of the Indian blind cricket team.
The Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) announced the Indian cricket squad (blind) for the Dhaka tournament being organized by the Bangladesh Blind Cricket Council (BBCC), an affiliated organization of the World Blind Cricket Ltd. (WBC), on the occasion of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rehman and the 50th anniversary of Independence of Bangladesh.
The teams from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh will take part in the tournament. This will be the first International tournament for the blind since Covid-19 and the teams will follow all the terms and conditions along with the Corona guidelines.
I Ajay Kumar Reddy (captain) (Andhra Pradesh), Sunil Ramesh (vice-captain) (Karnataka), Kalia Pradhan (Odisha), Akshay Borikar (Goa), Sujit Munda (Jharkhand), Mohammed Jafar Iqbal (Odisha), Akshay Choudhri (Maharashtra), Basappa Waddagol (Karnataka), D Venkateswara Rao (Andhra Pradesh), Maneesh Anandan (Kerala), Lokesha (Karnataka), Dibyaendu Mahata (West Bengal), Deepak (Haryana), T Durga Rao (Andhra Pradesh), Pankaj Bhue (Odisha), Prakasha Jayaramaiah (Karnataka) and A Ravi (Wicket Keeper) (Andhra Pradesh) will represent India at the tournament.
CABI selection committee Chairman John David exuded confidence that the team will perform its best at the tournament. CABI president Mahantesh G K extended wishes to the Bangladesh Blind Cricket Council (BBCC) for organizing their first international tournament. Expressing pleasure over the selection of the team, he conveyed his best wishes to the entire team