The Physically Challenged Cricket Association of India (PCCAI) achieved their first goal of helping 100 players financially. India off-spinner Vijay Kant who is also the captain of the Karnataka and South Zone sides in an exclusive chat with Cricket22yard.com told how the money has helped the cricketers.
“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,” Kant told.
“Within a quick time, the target of supporting 100 Players was achieved through partnership with ICCL Cricketainment,” the statement from the PCCAI read.
The Karnataka captain further revealed that there are players who are daily wagers and the lockdown situation has created a lot of problems for them to even meet the basics. “The money has surely helped the cricketers as a number of them work on daily wages. The lockdown had created problems for them to even get the basic amenities.”
The Physically challenged cricket in India is not recognised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Kant requested that the board should take notice of the players who and provide them with the recognition. “The BCCI should have a look at the cricketers and the way they have been performing.” “The BCCI should give us the recognition.”
The off-spinner also hailed the media. He said that they get a lot of support from the media. “Media supports us very much.”