Belagavi-based visually-challenged cricketer selected for world cup squad


Published: 04/01/2018



City-based blind cricket player Basappa Laxman Vaddagol, 23, selected for the national team in the B1 category, and will play in the world cup organised in Pakistan and Dubai between January 7 to 21.Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI), which functions under World Blind Cricket Limited (WBCL), selected Basavaraj, considering his past performances. He is one among three from Karnataka, selected to represent India in the world cup.Basappa is completely blind since childhood. He has completed an arts degree. 

According to the Newspaper,He works as the SDA in the gram panchayat office in Markandey Nagar. He is an all-rounder, but is best in bowling. Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled recognized his talent and encouraged him to play in the district, state and national level blind cricket tournaments."I have played in several state and national level matches after I joined the Samarthanam Trust in 2013. 

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