The team was felicitated by © AFP (Representational Image)
The team was felicitated by Union Ministers before their scheduled departure© AFP (Representational Image)

New Delhi: Nov 24, 2014

Union Ministers Anant Kumar and Sarbanand Sonowal on Monday felicitated Indian team for Blind Cricket that will be participating in the Blind Cricket One-Day International (ODI) World Cup. The tournament is scheduled to be held in South Africa. The 17-member squad led by Shekar Naik is scheduled to leave for South Africa later tonight. It will be accompanied by three officials.

Both ministers said the team has the best wishes not only of the Government of India, but also of the entire nation. They also expressed the hope that the team will perform well to win the tournament. Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has given Rs. 10 lakhs as financial assistance to the team.