As a support partner, the Villoo Poonawalla Foundation will support IDCA’s specially-abled cricket teams for the IDCA T20 National Cricket Championship for the Deaf 2022.
- Teams from 17 states will compete with each other to win the title of National Champion in this Championship.
- The 6th edition of the T20 National Cricket Championship for the deaf will be held in Agra (U.P.) from 14th to 20th November 2022.
- For the first time, the nation will witness a mega T20 National Cricket Championship for the deaf with 17 squads from across India.
- Courtyard by Marriott, Agra extends its support as Hospitality Partner.
Dedicated to nurturing upcoming sports talent among specially-abled youths in the country, Villoo Poonawalla Foundation has joined hands with Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA) as a Support Partner for the upcoming National Cricket Championship for the deaf. As a partner, the foundation will extend support to the IDCA teams as they participate in the 6th edition of the National Cricket Championship for the deaf to be held in Agra, Uttar Pradesh from 14th November to 20th November 2022. Teams from 17 states will compete with each other in this championship to win the title of national champion.
Speaking on the occasion, Sumit Jain, President Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA) said, “We are elated and thankful to Villoo Poonawalla Foundation for extending their support for the 6th National Cricket Championship for the deaf. It will help to motivate the specially-abled youths of the country to dream big and strive hard to achieve their dreams as nothing is impossible. We are looking forward to a long partnership with the brand.”
On this occasion, the chief guest, former cricketer KK Sharma appealed to the BCCI and said that it is a matter of great pleasure that the environment that is provided to the normal cricketers, is given to the differently abled talents. But the development fund received by the State Association should also be given to the organizations of these cricketers. They are completely normal cricketers who simply cannot hear or speak. That’s why I request the people of Agra and media colleagues to come to see these cricketers and increase their motivation.”
Jaswinder Narang, CEO, Villoo Poonawalla Charitable Foundation said, “We are happy to collaborate with IDCA for the upcoming National Cricket Championship for the deaf. Sports have the power to inspire and unite people. Being the ‘Support Partner’ of the Indian Deaf Cricket Association, we stay true to our commitment to promoting sports among the specially-abled youth of the country. We wish immense luck and success to the participating teams.”
Among the chief guests in the 6th IDCA T20 National Cricket Champion-2022 organized for the deaf, Mr. Narang, CEO of Villoo Poonawalla Foundation, Registrar of Dayalbagh Institute, Prof. Anand Mohan, GM Courtyard by Marriott Agra, Mr. Saurabh Khanna, UPDCA, General Secretary Mr. Santosh Srivastava, former cricketer KK Sharma and IDCA CEO Roma Balwani were present.
Roma Balwani, CEO, of IDCA, said, “All these kids are professional cricketers. Their eye-hand coordination is completely accurate like professional cricketers. They have been associated with athletics since childhood and started their career in sports at school itself. We need to give them a better platform, which we have got from UP and Agra Cricket Association today. BCCI can get good results by having one of our cricketers part of the core team.”
We welcome and thank our Support Partners Villoo Poonawalla Foundation, Serum Institute of India Pvt Ltd, Hospitality Partner Courtyard by Marriott Agra, Streaming & Scoring Partner MyySports, Research & Measurement Partner Impact Aseem Sood, Annual Report Partner Cognito Harsh Purohit.
We are grateful to all long-term partners:
Title Sponsor – KFC India
Cause partner_heromotocorp #wecare
Team Support Partner – I Knox Leisure Limited
Media partner – Kaizen
Kit Partner- AE Live
During this, Mr. Narang, Prof. Anand Mohan, Mr. Saurabh Khanna, and Mr. Santosh Srivastava addressed the audience. The IDCA President Mr. Sumit Jain concluded the program with a thank note.
Enjoy the match as it goes live on the MyySports app and IDCA_TV YouTube channel.