India is going to be the host nation for the T20 Cricket World Cup for the Blind from January 31 to February 12.
The opening game will be between India and the West Indies at Delhi, while the final will be played in Bengaluru.
The world cup, to be organised by the Cricket Association for the Blind in India, is budgeted to cost Rs 24.5 crore.
“Four to five years ago, I was the chief guest at the national championship for the blind in Lucknow. It was a great experience for me. I batted normally against one ball and then batted against the second with my eyes blindfolded and I found it difficult to connect,” pointed out Dilip Vengsarkar, Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) vice president.
“I had seen fielders dive here and there and taking brilliant catches. It was amazing to see,” he added.
England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal are participating in the tournament.
Matches is going to be played in Delhi, Mumbai, Faridabad, Gujarat, Kochi, Bhubaneswar, Andhra Pradesh and Bengaluru.