We don’t want tweets from Sachin Tendulkar and Narendra Modi: Ajay Reddy
He drew a comparison with Pakistan’s blind cricket team stating that they got all facilities from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Updated - Jan 24, 2018 7:55 pm
The Indian Blind Cricket team has been lauded for their successful World Cup campaign. After registering a splendid victory over arch-rivals Pakistan in the final, they managed to win their fifth World Cup. However, the state of Blind cricket in the country continues to be poor.
The Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) is not affiliated with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). As is the case for most of the sports, quite little is being done on the part of the government for blind cricket in India. Even the Indian Blind cricket team’s skipper Ajay Reddy voiced his concern over the same.
We don’t need tweets from Sachin and Narendra Modi
In the midst of all the congratulatory tweets that have flowed in, it’s sad to know how the champions aren’t being treated in a rightful manner. Indian captain Ajay Reddy drew a comparison with Pakistan’s blind cricket team stating that they got all facilities from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
“In Pakistan, the blind cricket team gets support from the PCB. There is a budget for them. When they won the World Cup in 2002, they got official recognition. They are getting regular salaries, government jobs and special rewards while playing. They have won only two World Cups, we have won five, yet we don’t have stability,” Reddy was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
He remarked that no one had come forward to offer any kind of support to the blind cricket team. Reddy further stated that despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweets, hardly anything was done to improve the state of affairs.
“Sachin Tendulkar sir and PM Narendra Modi are tweeting congratulations, but no one comes out and offers support. We don’t need tweets,” he added.
It remains to be seen if the government makes any efforts to improve the life of these cricketers.