India win deaf cricket series against England

New Delhi (thestates.news)| The Indian Deaf Cricket Team secured a memorable victory at the County Ground, Leicester, in a gripping bilateral series against England, showcasing exceptional skill and resilience on the global stage. Hosted graciously by the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the series unfolded across five prestigious cricket venues, providing a platform for the Indian team to shine.
The triumph of the Indian Deaf Cricket Team over England marks a significant milestone in India’s cricketing journey, inspiring a nation and setting new benchmarks in deaf cricket. Their consistent performance throughout the series exemplified their prowess and determination, laying a strong foundation for future generations of deaf cricketers to aim for the stars.

In a fiercely contested series, India emerged victorious, culminating in a decisive 6-wicket win over the hosts in the seventh and final match. Abhishek Singh was recognized as the Man of the Match for his stellar performance, while Sai Akash earned the prestigious title of Man of the Series. Captain Virender Singh’s leadership was pivotal, notably leading the team with his exemplary bowling performances.

Sumit Jain, President of the Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA), expressed profound pride in the team’s achievement, stating, “This series win against England is not just a sporting triumph but a testament to the talent and perseverance of our hearing-impaired players. It underscores our ability to compete at the highest level and reaffirms our commitment to excellence in deaf cricket.”
Jain credited the collective effort of the team members and acknowledged the unwavering support from fans and stakeholders, essential in achieving this historic feat.

The victory not only reinforces India’s dominance in deaf cricket but also highlights the growing talent pool within the deaf cricketing community. It stands as a symbol of inclusivity and diversity in Indian sports, demonstrating that dedication and skill can conquer any challenge.

Roma Balwani, CEO of IDCA, expressed her elation at India’s historic triumph, emphasizing the team’s resilience and dedication to cricketing excellence. She praised the role of supportive partners like Serum Institute of India, KFC India, Hero MotoCorp Ltd., APL Apollo Tubes Ltd., Shiv Naresh Sports Pvt. Ltd., Impact Measurement, and Kaizzen, whose contributions were instrumental in the team’s success during their tour hosted by ECB in England. (UNI)