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First ever sound ball tennis workshop in Mumbai for people with visual impairments

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:41 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

What is sound ball tennis you may ask? Well, it is a sport for people with visual impairments. Similar to tennis and played with a modified ball.

Sound ball tennis is played indoors using rackets and sponge balls that make sound when in motion. The rattling sound made by the balls is followed by the players. The game takes some practice and technique is such that players need to stay agile and focused on the sound the ball makes while using hand moments to hit the ball.

Arushi organises 13th Car Rally for the Blind

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 11:04 -- geeta.nair

Arushi organised ‘The 13th Car Rally for the Blind’ here on Sunday. Dilip Suryawanshi, MD Dilip Buildcon and Sarit Kumar Choudhary from IGRMS were present as the Chief Guest and flagged off the first vehicle which was driven by Aruneshwar Singhdeo and navigator Kamal Bhamore and started the rally from DB Mall, MP Nagar, Bhopal.

Many other guests, volunteers of Arushi and staff were also present. The Rally was supported by Amway, Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare, LIC, IGRMS, MP Tourism, Indian Oil Corporation and Aquarius.

Indian team donates Rs 50,000 to Indian Blind Football Federation

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:12 -- geeta.nair

Fines collected for minor breach of discipline in the Indian football team are being put to use for a noble cause as the team decided to donate Rs 50,000 to the Indian Blind Football Federation.

The small amounts collected from the Indian footballers as fines for minor breach of discipline are being put to use for a noble cause as the team decided to donate Rs 50,000 to the Indian Blind Football Federation.


Blind football tournament in Kolkata spells new hope for young talent

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 11:01 -- geeta.nair

In the heart of Kolkata, not very far away from the sprawling Maidan, six teams got together for a one-of-a-kind tournament — the first East Zone Blind Football tournament — on Saturday.

On the sixth floor of ‘Extraatime Turf’, Shakira’s ‘Waka Waka’ played loudly on stereo speakers while players dribbled and referees were immersed in pre-match pep talk.

Pupils appeal for blind football camp funds

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 10:26 -- geeta.nair

Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Senior Sports Reporter
SIX visually impaired pupils from Murehwa High School in Mashonaland East are appealing for assistance to take part in the second edition of the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSAB1 Football) women’s training camp and games in Japan.

A total of £3 000 is needed to register the girls for the tournament that will be held in Tokyo and Saitama, Japan, from February 20-25, 2019.

Impairments are in mind: Blind cricketer

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 11:18 -- geeta.nair

Suhail A Shah
Pampore, October 28

When he was six months old, this Pampore youth was hit by a mysterious disease, leading to complete blindness.

With grit he has, however, not only become self-sufficient but also the first-ever Kashmiri to make it to the Indian national cricket team for blind.

While talking to The Tribune at his home amid the saffron fields in Dussoo village of Pampore in Pulwama district, Irfan Ahmad Mir, 21, was all smiles while he narrated his feat.

BCCI should take positive actions to recognise: President CABI

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 10:07 -- geeta.nair

Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) president GK Mahantesh on Wednesday said BCCI should recognise the federation and provide them with proper infrastructure and financial aid. “We have written to the BCCI several times and their response has been very positive till now. However, actions should follow the response. We need positive actions from the custodians of cricket in India,” Mahantesh told PTI.

Despite BCCI Apathy, India’s Blind Cricketers Continue to Solider On

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 12:21 -- geeta.nair

Sportsmen, over all ages and continents, have, in their own way, fought varied challenges to attain the highest pinnacle, and though their fields might be diverse, the hunger to be the best is all too similar.
Some players participate in team games and have to co-join talents as a whole. Some have to keep pushing ahead as a lone entity, and still others have to ensure that their mental strength overpowers their physical stamina. Under the searing sun or in an air-conditioned hall, the vagaries of sport might differ but at the very core, the basics of each sport remains similar.

City’s Kapil Dev makes it to Indian blind cricket team

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:21 -- geeta.nair

Ludhiana: Named after the cricket legend, and one of India’s  greatest all-rounders by his father, 29-year-old Kapil Dev  is setting a unique example of hard work and strong  dedication.


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