The BCCI has established a committee for the country’s differently-abled cricketers, clearing the path for them to play under the BCCI’s auspices. The BCCI Apex Council agreed in April of this year to recognize the Differently Abled Cricket Council of India (DCCI) as the sole body responsible for promoting cricket among physically challenged, deaf, blind, and wheelchair players.

The Board has now gone a step further, giving differently-abled cricketers another significant benefit. “Yes, we have established a committee to oversee cricket for physically challenged people. It is now a BCCI subcommittee. As a result, the BCCI will now oversee the Indian disabilities squad “On Monday, a BCCI official told PTI. Mithali Raj, the captain of the Indian women’s ODI and Test teams, as well as the DCCI, praised the action.

“The DCCI thanks @JayShah @SGanguly99 @ThakurArunS, as well as all the BCCI’s distinguished state and affiliated units, for constituting the Differently Abled Cricket Committee. It’s the first time the @BCCI has acknowledged disabled cricketers and welcomed us into their fold “The DCCI sent out a tweet.

“Kudos to @BCCI for such an inspirational & historic decision,” Mithali wrote in her post, praising the BCCI’s action.

The decision will undoubtedly benefit the DCCI and its players in the future.

In other news, former BCCI selector Sarandeep Singh has reacted angrily to Ravi Shastri’s explosive comments about the exclusion of Ambati Rayudu and Shreyas Iyer from India’s 2019 World Cup squad and questioning the ‘logic’ of having three wicketkeepers in MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, and Rishabh Pant at the ICC event.

The former India spinner, who served on the BCCI selection panel with chairman MSK Prasad, revealed that nothing the selection committee did was done without consulting the captain and coach (Virat Kohli) (Shastri).

In a recent interview with the Times of India, Shastri indicated that he had “no say” in Rayudu’s exclusion from the squad and that having three wicket keepers in the squad made no sense, adding that “either Ambati [Rayudu] or Shreyas [Iyer] could have come in.” Sarandeep responded by explaining why he chose Pant, Karthik, and Dhoni.