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National Wheelchair Cricket Championship in Vadodara featuring eight teams from different states

Divyang cricketers need financial stability and support from the government like the normal ones.

National Wheelchair Cricket Championship in Vadodara featuring eight teams from different states
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Divyang cricketers need financial stability and support from the government like the normal ones. We need grounds, facilities, easy accessible for players and request corporate companies to come forward to help such cricketers, " Said Manish Patel President of Wheelchair Cricket Federation India. He was in Vadodara to witness the Sardar Patel National Wheelchair Cricket Championship organised at SRP ground in Lalbaug.

Teams from eight states consists of Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat are playing this National Wheelchair Cricket Championship played for first time in Gujarat. It's a knockout tournament and final will be played on 14 November. Apart from winner and runner up, Best bowler, fielder, batsman, man of the match and man of the series will also be felicitated.

"We start this championship from 2011 with corporate companies and slowly reached this stage. It's a tough job to prepare for the championship involving around 120 players from eight states. The aim is to help the divyang players with financial stability, " Said Manish Patel.

After elected as President of Wheelchair Cricket Federation India, Manish Patel is now planning to have their first ground and cricket academy in Vadodara. He will also approach the SAI, Paralympic association and CSR committee to increase facilities for divyang cricketers like ground and easy accessibility. He also focus on more matches to increase the awareness about the wheelchair cricket and support from corporate companies as well as government.

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