Kathmandu, January 25, 2019: A cricket team of blind women from Cricket Association of Blind (CAB) Nepal will be heading towards Pakistan for five- match series on Saturday. It is the first international take off for the team as they will be performing from January 26 to February 6. In 2006,Nepal became the first to establish a Blind cricket team. They even beat Britain with 3-0 in three match series in 2014.
In a farewell program organized by CAB in Kathmandu on Thursday. According to the president of Pawan Ghimire, the team are looking forward to win first international match against Pakistan and create a history. Ghimire added, “When we formed a National women blind cricket team in 2006, The men’s blind cricket team were not strong as well, so we were under a pressure of improving the men’s team before forming a women’s team. The women were mistreated by their own family for not being physically fit. But now they have made the country proud in international blind cricket.”
On the same program, Pitambar Timalsina the vice-president of National Sports Council (NSC) said that, even though the assistance and sponsorship is not much for Women’s cricket team NSC will be providing financial assistance in coming days.
Including the leader and coach, Bhagwati Bhattrai and Rijan Praju respectively other 14 members Sushma Tamang, Mankesi Chaudhary, Bhagwati Amgai, Asha Regmi, Ashika Dagaura, Geeta Poudel, Binita Pun, Hita Gurung, Muna Aryal, Rita Devi Thapa, Sareeta Ghimire, Bimala Rai, Aayushma Chettri and Bhuma Kharel will be joining them.