The squad was today announced by Samarthanam and the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI)    Getty Images (Representational Image)
The squad was today announced by Samarthanam and the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) Getty Images (Representational Image)

Mumbai: Ajay Kumar Reddy of Andhra Pradesh will lead a 17-member Indian squad at the 5th ODI World Cup Cricket Tournament For The Blind to be held in January. The squad was today announced by Samarthanam and the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI). The World Cup will be held in Pakistan and Dubai from January 7 to 21. Apart from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Australia and South Africa will also play in the tournament, a media release issued said on Monday. Prior to selecting the World Cup squad, zonal and national tournaments were conducted in different parts of the country from October 8 to November 3. India wins World Cup for blind: Pranab Mukherjee congratulates

The 24th national championship was conducted here from where 56 players were selected for the final selection camp in Pune. The selected members will now undergo training in a month-long camp scheduled to held in Bengaluru from December 6 to January 4. The team will leave for Pakistan on January 5 to take part in the World Cup, the release added.

The squad: Ajay Kumar Reddy (c), Prem Kumar, D Venkateswara Rao, T Durga Rao (all Andhra Pradesh), Md Jafar Iqbal, Pankaj Bhue (Odisha), Nareshbhai Tumda, Ganeshbhai Muhudkar, Anilbhai Gariya (Gujarat), Mahender Vaishnav (Telangana), Sonu Golkar (Madhya Pradesh), Basappa Vadgol, Prakash Jayaramaiah, Sunil Ramesh (all Karnataka), Surajit Ghara (West Bengal), Deepak Malik and Rambir (both Haryana).