For all the sports loving blind and visually impaired youths, cricket has always been their first choice. It’s not only because it resembles with mainstream sports but it’s because blind cricket has been successful in gaining its own international height and success. This success of blind youths in cricket motivated blind youths in Hetaunda to initiate cricket training in their own location. Hence, in the financial support of Hetaunda sub-Metropolitan city and management of Nepal Association of the Blind [Rehabilitation program], a seven days long cricket training has been conducted from 19th June to 26th of June at Huprachour, Hetaunda.
The training incorporated 23 players including 7 girls with visual impairments. Ms. Gaeta Poudle, the vice-Captain of Nepalese blind women cricket team, Mr. Ram Psd Poudel and Mr. Bhupraj Pathak were there as training facilitators. According to MR. Sunil Thapa Magar, the Co-coordinator of the training, the continuity to the cricket in Hetaunda will be given by forming a branch of CAB and getting registered at Makwanpur District Administrative office at the earliest.
Over the extension of cricket in one more location,Pawan Ghimire, the Chairman of Cricket Association of the Blind, Nepal expressed his happiness as his dream to see all blind youths and children gaining a new identification through cricket is coming true . He is equally happy to be the part of the training through technical and logistic support.