Edited By Tarun Vats | IANS | Updated: 27 Jul 2020, 10:30:00 PM IST
The Divyang Cricket Association (PCCAI) has written a letter to BCCI President Saurabh Ganguly in which he has sought to recognize the association and form a committee for disabled players. PCCAI Secretary Ravi Chauhan has said in his letter that when Ganguly became the BCCI president, many hoped that the fate of the board would change in the same way that Indian cricket changed when he became captain.
Chauhan wrote, “Especially, the disabled cricketers were very happy that someone has come who will look into the matter and their lives will change. His hopes were further heightened when the Divyang cricketers had meetings with Dada (Ganguly), but nothing concrete has happened yet and the hope has turned into despair. '
He said that the Justice Lodha Committee had recommended the formation of a committee for the disabled cricketers which the BCCI should have included in its new constitution. He said, “A few years have passed but when it comes to doing something for the disabled cricketers of India, the BCCI seems calm.”
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He further wrote, 'The effect of this behavior of the BCCI is that the disabled cricketers of India, including the visually impaired, wheelchairs, hearing and speaking cricketers, are still not recognized in India and hence the players who are part of these teams They are not getting any kind of help and no identity from any corner of society.
The PCCAI general secretary said that the condition of the players was a little bit better before Covid-19but after that it has become worse. He said, “The players are good and they don't want others to show mercy to them, these people only want equal opportunities. We wrote several letters to the BCCI, several times we put our point before the board but there was no hearing of our appeal. '