Training Camp for the Players of Indian Cricket Team for the Blind for the 5th ODI World Cup for the Blind, 2018 Supported by BookASmile

The Training Camp was inaugurated on 6 Dec'2017, at KSCA club by Mr.G.K.Mahantesh, President of Cricket associaon for the Blind In India. The Inauguraon also included a press meet wherein the Press and Media got an opportunity to interact with the players. The Players were introduced by Mr. John David, Secretary –CABI. Mr.Ajay Reddy who is the captain of Indian Team said he is confident of winning the world cup. Mr. Paras Mhambrey, the former Indian cricketer, wished the players good luck.

On 7 Dec'2017 the players gathered at 5.00 am in the morning at Gopalan Sports Complex Cricket Ground. They had a warm up session for the first one hour followed by exercise. Aer a brief breakfast gap, the players had praccing net sessions. Mr.David guided them on bang techniques.

Aer Lunch, the teams were divided into two groups and a 10 overs match was played among the players. The preference of playing was given to B1 Category players both in bang and bowling. In the evening again the players had relaxing sessions. This includes bare foot walking on the grass, foot massaging, and body relaxaon.

This roune of training is been followed in the first week. In between on 8 Dec'2017, Mr.Ajay Reddy was felicitated at photo shoot exhibion of CBM at St. Joseph College

The players also aended the 13 Walk A Thon organized by Samarthanam at Kiur Rani Chennamma Sports Stadium thGr ound on 9 Dec'2017. This event was aended by Smt Swa Singh-Minister of State for Women and Family welfareUP, Mr.Sridhar Ranganathan-MD-Allergan, Smt. Priyanka Updendra-Actress, Smt. Salumarada Timmakka- Environmentalist, Mr.Nagaraju-BBMP Corporator, Smt. Sowmya Reddy-VP-Youth Congress. The Indian players were thc alled on the stage and all the dignitaries wished the team good luck and are hopeful that India will li the 5 ODI World Cup. The Indian Team also walked along with the 10000 children urging the public to save the environment for a greener Bangalore.