Ludhiana, November 25
Silent Heroes XI and Deccan Hitters recorded victories on the opening day of the Divyang Cricket League that began on the Punjab Agricultural University grounds here on Thursday.
Twelve teams are taking part in the four-day league being organised by the Deaf Cricket Federation, Punjab. Onkar Singh Pahwa, managing director, Avon Cycles, inaugurated the league and offered employment to ‘special cricketers’ at his cycle manufacturing unit.
Advocate Bikramjit Singh Sidhu, former president of the Bar Council, Ludhiana, and Satish Mangal, former Ranji player and president of the Ludhiana District Cricket Association, were guests of honour. He extended support, offering free legal services to any divyang person in society.
Padam Passi, chief organiser, said ‘special cricketers’ with different disabilities, drawn from different parts of the country formed teams for the league. In the matches played on the first day, Silent Heroes beat Deaf Warriors by seven wickets and Deccan Hitters defeated Roaring Heroes by 46 runs. — OC
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