Eight teams, including Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, and Punjab, competed in the championship.
Gujarat bowler Manish Hadiya claimed four wickets in the championship to hold the Maharashtra team to 137 runs despite Maharashtra setting a target of 138 runs in 15 overs.
Hitesh Patel’s top score of 77 runs in 26 balls helped Gujarat chase down the target in 7.1 overs without losing a wicket.
The tournament was effectively brought on for the ninth year in a row by Siyaram’s in cooperation with The Blind Welfare Organization. The group closely collaborates with athletes from all over the nation and has assisted more than 20 athletes in making it onto the Indian National Cricket team.
We are extremely proud of all the teams and players who participated in the tournament. At Siyaram’s we have always believed in uplifting and encouraging talent from across various fields. After the recent winning moments of the Indian National Blind Cricket team at the T20 World Cup, there is great interest among the audiences as well. We are thrilled to be providing a platform and creating further opportunities for undiscovered talent from across the country,” said Ramesh Poddar, CMD, Siyaram’s Silk Mills Ltd.
In blind cricket, there are three divisions: B1 (4 players), B2 (4 players), and B3 (3 players). Players in the B1 category are totally blind, those in the B2 category are 75% blind, and those in the B3 category are 60% blind. Gujarat has completely dominated this tournament since the first one. The Gujarat team captain, Sanjay Darwaada, chose to field first after winning the toss. Hitesh Patel, who scored 77 runs in the chase in just 26 balls, was named the game’s top performer. In addition, he was named the tournament’s player of the year for his all-around play in every game, which included taking 2 wickets and scoring 307 runs.