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April 25, 2004

10 teams to participate in second World Cup for deaf

From: Deepika - India - Apr 25, 2004

Lucknow, Apr 25 (UNI) As many as 10 teams will take part in the second cricket World Cup for deaf, to be held in India in November 2005. The competition would be jointly organised by UP Non-Olympic association and UP Cricket Association for deaf under the aegis of All India Cricket Federation for deaf.

Chairman of the organising committee Kashmir Singh told here that 10 teams were likely to participate in this 12 -day tournament which would be played on league basis.

The teams would be divided into two pools. He said the 50 overs-a-side matches would be held in Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Meerut and Bareilly.

Each team would have 15 players and five officials in its fold and the championship would follow the ICC rules while neutral umpires would officiate the matches, he said.

Earlier, a two-day delegate conference of Deaf Cricket International federation was held here and elected its office bearers. The conference was attended by host India, Pakistan, Australia, England, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and New Zeland while delegates from South Africa, Kenya, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe failed to turn up.

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