India's blind cricket team felicitated by Pranab Mukherjee

India crush Bangladesh by 10 wickets in a league tie of the T20 World Cup for blind © AFP

New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS)

President Pranab Mukherjee, on Wednesday felicitated India‘s blind cricket team for winning the Twenty20 World Cup championship.

The team was also felicitated by Sports Minister Jitendra Singh and Arun Jaitley, vice president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The sports minister has assured the team that he would consider the request of awarding each member of the Rs.30 lakhs and grant Rs.10 crores to promote blind cricket in the country.

Manhatesh, general secretary of Cricket Association for Blind in India (CABI), said: “I pray each one of them gets rewarded and recognized for the tremendous effort they put across to prove their mettle at the tournament and also a special note of gratitude to CABI for supporting us think and strong all through the event.”