After a rejuvenating cricket initiative of blind cricket for women in Nagpur, The National Association for the Blind (NAB) and the Odisha Cricket Board jointly organized a two-day third State-level Banani Memorial Blind Women’s Cricket Tournament in Bhubaneshwar. It was coordinated by Trilochan Behura and Kishore Kumar Baliarsingh. In the finals, the Abhinna Sundar School, Bhadrak defeated the Ranipatna School, Baleswar by scoring 90 runs and losing seven wickets.
The match saw many high profile attendees like Former ZP Member Dr. Behera, Utkal Blind Cricket Association secretary Dr. Sisir Kumar Das, Ladies’ Protection Trust VP Ramakant Swain, late Banani Patnaik’s father Damodar Patnaik, Former IAS Officer Pramod Kumar Patnaik, NAB, Odisha general secretary Ajay Kumar Samal and Priyabrata Panda. The guests felicitated the winner and runners up teams with trophies.
Such initiatives are proof that women’s cricket is gradually witnessing an all-round development. It increases the moral value of the culture we live in, respecting all the people either they are differently-abled or not, each of us deserves to get equal opportunity and such wonderful initiatives keep this value going forward.