Disabled cricketers beat corporate players | Coimbatore News
Coimbatore: The Tamil Nadu differently-abled cricket team played a friendly match with the 11 best players from corporate teams. Organized by Pitch Burners Cricket Club, the match was played on Bharatiyar University ground on the outskirts of the city on Sunday.
The club has been conducting tournaments for cricket players from corporate companies in the district for the past three years. This year, the club had hosted a tourney that saw participation of 32 corporate teams. The proceeds from the event was used to support physically-challenged players.
R Charles, a member of the club said, “Last year, we had organized a match between the 11 best players from the corporate teams and blind players. This year, a similar match was played with the differently-abled players from the state team.”
The differently-abled players scored 164 runs in 16 overs at a loss of three wickets. While the corporate team managed to draw the score at a loss of six wickets, the differently-abled players were declared as winners, as they had lost only three wickets.
“The game was exceptional. The differently-abled players were brilliant at bowling, fielding and batting. The match was very tough,” Charles said.
The club has sponsored two cricket kits for the players.