CABI president Mahantesh GK elected as chairman of WBCC

This comes as a tremendous boost for Blind Cricket in India after the recent announcement of Padma Shri award to former Indian Captain Shekhar Naik.

Speaking on occasion Mahantesh GK said, “It is an honour to lead World Blind Cricket. Our vision will be to make every visually impaired youngster to dream about sports as a career.   -  Special Arrangement

Cricket Association for Blind in India (CABI) has received a big boost as CABI President Mahantesh GK was unanimously elected as the Chairman of World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC) at the annual general meeting held at Radisson Hotel Dwarka on Monday. This comes as a tremendous boost for Blind Cricket in India after the recent announcement of Padma Shri award to former Indian Captain Shekhar Naik.

The office bearers now include Mahantesh GK (India) as Chairman, Muhammad Bilal Satti (Pakistan) as the first vice president and PawanGhimire (Nepal) as second vice president, Raymond Moxly (Australia) as Secretary General, John David (India) as Finance Director and Armand Bam (South Africa) as Global Development Director and Maher Yousaf Haroon (Pakistan) as Technical Director.

Speaking on occasion Mahantesh GK said, “It is an honour to lead World Blind Cricket. Our vision will be to make every visually impaired youngster to dream about sports as a career. We will make this format of cricket in the current playing nations more popular and expand Blind Cricket to currently non playing nations.”

“In India we will take Blind Cricket to universities, schools and make it as popular as Cricket. Our effort will be to make Blind Cricket financially stronger and bring recognition at par with other sports federations. This is by far the best time for Blind Cricket in India with former Indian Captain ShekharNaik being named for Padma Shri Award. I wish my colleague, dear friend Nagesh, who was instrumental in laying the foundation of Blind Cricket in India was with us to see the progress,” he added.

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