T20I Blind WC: Yuvaraj Singh named brand ambassadortext_fields
New Delhi: Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been named as the brand ambassador for the 3rd T20 World Cup for the Blind, scheduled in India for December, The Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) announced on Friday.
The Indian team will be led by I Ajay Kumar Reddy, B2 (Andhra Pradesh) and Venkateswara Rao Dunna - B2 (Andhra Pradesh), will be the vice-captain.
The tournament will take the stage from December 6 to 17
The countries that take part in the 3rd T20 World Cup for the Blind are India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and the opening match will be between defending champions India and Nepal on December 6 in Faridabad.
On naming as the brand ambassador, Yuvraj Singh said, "I am thrilled to be a part of the 3rd T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind as the Brand Ambassador. I commend and appreciate the spirit of the visually impaired cricketers for their passion for cricket and determination to fight everyday challenges. It is a different world, but it is a world of cricket. Cricket has no boundaries. And I believe this game taught me how to fight, how to fall, how to dust myself off to get up again and move forward. So I urge and invite everyone to support this great initiative."
The Blind World Cup was organised by the Samarthanam Trust for the disabled and started in 2012.
World Cup Cricket for the Blind, Dr Mahantesh G. K., President CABI and Founder Managing Trustee Samarthanam, commented, "We are privileged to welcome Yuvraj Singh to Cricket for the Blind family. His personality shines through his unmatched energy and commitment to being bold, authentic, true, fighting spirit and uncompromising quality fit with CABI's brand values."