Economy India

Cricket on Wheel Chairs

Cricket-crazy nation India has come up with a new cricketing idea, that is the cricket for the wheelchair sitters. As of now, we are on the way to catching our 100 years of cricket legacy, which formally got started in 1932 when India played its first test match with England at Lords. Since then we have had many insertions in this Indian cricket, a nationwide hugely popular sport. We have an introduction of limited-over cricket, women’s cricket, divyang cricket and now we have cricket for wheelchair sitters also. This very idea of the cricket for the wheelchair sitters was coined by Mrs. Shikha Chaturvedi, a social activist. She instituted this wheelchair cricket association in order to give a platform to innumerable numbers of handicapped and disabled persons who dreamed to play cricket but could not fulfill it because of physical tragedy in their life. Mrs, Chaturvedi just organized a delhi state-level tournament for the wheelchair players very successfully and now she has the plan to organize a national and international tournament for wheelchair-sitting players. She also thinks of a plan to tag her organization with that of the supreme cricketing body of the country, BCCI also. Wheelchair cricket association (DWCA) recently organized a match of wheelchair cricketers of Delhi on 2nd February at Talkatora cricket stadium. Teams were formed as Delhi red and Delhi blue teams, in which Delhi blue team was the winner which defeated Delhi red team by 120 runs.It is to be noted here, bowling batting fielding everything in this wheelchair cricket match has to be rendered while sitting on a wheelchair by the participant players. Mrs. Shikha Chaturvedi says very soon her association DWCA is willing to organize wheelchair cricket matches in different states of the country and thereafter the National Championship for the wheelchair cricketers will be organized. DWCA Chairperson Mrs. Shikha Chaturvedi is of the view that the Prime Minister of our country is taking various efforts for the development of our Divyangs in different fields. Therefore, under this circumstance, such kind of cricketing tournament for the divyang will bring them massively into the mainstream of society.  Member of Parliament Sangam Lal Gupta was invited as the chief guest in this tournament program. DWCA  President Vicky Lamba, General Secretary Kundan Prasad, Many social workers, IAS officers, and IRS officers  also participated in the event. The man-of-the-match trophy was given by Shikha Chaturvedi and the winning cup to the Delhi Blue team was given by Devendra Nath Mishra, an ex-income tax commissioner