The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given permission to the All-India Cricket Association for the Physically Challenged (AICAPC) to field an official Indian team for the Physical Disability World Cricket Series in Worcestershire from August 3 to 13.
“We are not funding it right now. We have only given recognition to the All India Physically Challenged Organisation (Association) so that they can represent (the country) in the World Series Championship,” BCCI's General Manager, Cricket Operations, Syed Saba Karim, said during the ‘Ajit Wadekar Memorial Day’, a function orgainsed to commemorate the former Indian skipper’s 78th birthday.
The AICAPC has also named the Indian team as Wadekar Warriors with the catchline “One Team, One Dream.”
The Physical Disability World Cricket Series will feature six nations and the Indian team will be picked post a selection trial.
The first round of selection camps will be held in Mumbai, Chandigarh and Vadodara from Tuesday and will continue till April 15. The association hopes to select 80 players from these camps and then conduct selection matches in Anantpur.