The Physically challenged cricket Association of India (PCCAI) has been making a lot of efforts towards helping the cricketers in this diffcult time. The association recently achieved a target of helping 100 cricketers financially.
Steve Waugh’s manager Harley Medcalf saw the cricketers and decided to come in support. “Within a quick time, the target of supporting 100 Players was achieved through partnership with ICCL Cricketainment,” the statement from the association read.
But the physically challenged cricket is not recognised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and PCCAI has been keenly working towards the same.
The members of the association including General Secreatry Ravi Chauhan had even met BCCI President and former India captain Sourav Ganguly in November last year for the same.
“It was duly promised after the meeting that within one month from then, concrete steps will be taken by BCCI in this direction. However no positive news has been received by us till now,” said one of the tweets from the PCCAI.
As per the BCCI constitution, “The differently-abled cricket committee shall consist of Three persons to be appointed by the BCCI at the Annual General Meeting, on such terms and conditions as may be decided by the Apex Council from time to time. Only former differently-abled players who have represented the country in any format of the game shall be eligible to be appointed to this committee. It is preferable that different categories of impairment (Visual, Physical, etc.) be represented among the members of the committee. The Senior most among the players shall be the Chairperson.”
Ravi Chauhan,Abhai Pratap Singh and Mr.Mahantesh It was duly promised after the meeting that within one month from then, concrete steps will be taken by #BCCI in this direction. However no positive news has been received by us till now. pic.twitter.com/jbjhr3bPNJ— PCCAI (@PCCAIOfficial) September 10, 2020
We would take like to take this opportunity to remind you @SGanguly99 of the very positive meeting held in @BCCI office on 30th November 2019 along with Mr.Saba Karim, Mr.Jayesh George, Joint Secy, BCCI as well representatives of @PCCAIOfficial @india_wcc @blind_cricket https://t.co/7TH4qdn9pt— PCCAI (@PCCAIOfficial) September 10, 2020
Well, the way cricketers have been performing especially in the recent past, the association surely deserves the recognition. We can hope for the best and expect BCCI to take the decision as soon as possible.