Sourav Ganguly is NCC’s executive committee member PTI

Kolkata: The National Cricket Club (NCC) today decided to become kit sponsors for the two visually challenged cricketers from Bengal, who have been selected for India trials for the forthcoming T20 World Cup. The two cricketers Surajit Ghara and Prasenjit Adak will be leaving for Kerala tomorrow where the trials are being held. The kit was formally handed over by Sourav Ganguly, who is also an executive committee member of NCC. The second T20 World Cup for the blind will take place in January 2017 with India playing host under the aegies of Cricket Association for the Blind in India. LIVE Cricket Scorecard: India vs England 3rd Test at Mohali

56 players from across the country have been selected for trials. Speaking on the occasion Avishek Dalmiya, Chairman NADP of BCCI, said: “We believe participation in sport has a positive effect on psycho-social development of a person. We have always upheld the greater cause of sport and this is a good initiative in this direction.” Niraj Kajaria, Secretary NCC, said: “NCC’s partnership with Cricket Association for Blind in Bengal would ensure that our objective of promoting cricket is met.”

Earlier in the year, taking a cue from the Green Initiative of the Indian cricket board, the NCC in June initiated Cricket for Environment , a programme for planting saplings and distribution of bins for waste. The NCC planted saplings at Eden Gardens as well as other grounds in Kolkata Maidan on the occasion of World Environment Day.