“PCCAI is doing a great job,” says Himachal Pradesh fast bowler Gurmeet. The bowler who hails from Himachal Pradesh shared how the Physically Challenged Cricket Association of India (PCCAI) has been helping the cricketers in these tough times in an exclusive chat with Cricket22yard.com.
“The PCCAI helped me with a sum of around Rs. 11000,” told Gurmeet.
“Steve Waugh’s manager Harley Medcalf saw the cricketers and was pretty impressed with the way they played the game. This led him to take the decision of helping the cricketers,” he further told.
The PCCAI recently achieved the target of helping 100 physically challenged cricketers in the country. In a statement released on Wednesday, the PCCAI confirmed the development. “Within a quick time, the target of supporting 100 Players was achieved through partnership with ICCL Cricketainment,” the statement read.
He further shared his story on how he got into the game and what all he does apart from playing cricket.
“I have played Taekwondo for India apart from being a fast bowler for Himachal Pradesh,” he said.
When asked about how he got selected for the Himachal team, Gurmeet told that he went for the trials in district Mandi and got selected from there. “I gave my trails in 2010-2011 that were being held in distric Mandi and since then I have been playing for Himachal.”
Apart from being a cricketer and a Taekwondo player, Gurmeet is a graduate and holds a diploma in Hospitality and tourism.