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November 10, 2005

Second Deaf World Cup Announced

From: European Cricket Council, UK - Nov 10, 2005

10 November 2005

Commenting on the event, ICC President Ehsan Mani said: "For an event to be called a World Cup it needs to be something that includes countries from all over the globe and this tournament certainly fulfils that criterion.

"With nine outstanding squads, including Bangladesh and Nepal for the first time, I am certain the standard of cricket will be excellent, and I am equally certain Lucknow will prove to be an outstanding choice as the location for the tournament.

"Special mentions should be made of the All India Cricket Association of the Deaf and the organising committee for the tournament for their efforts in pulling together all the logistics required to ensure the undoubtedly success of this event.

"Thanks, too, should go to the Government of Uttar Pradesh for their support in making this tournament possible.

"The 2nd Deaf World Cup shows our game can touch individuals who may never even have heard the unmistakeably magical sound of leather on willow. It proves once again that cricket is a game without boundaries," said Mr Mani.


The newly established (April 2004) Deaf Cricket International Federation (DCIF) are delighted to announce that the 2nd World Cup Deaf Cricket will be held at Lucknow, India for the period from 16 November 2005 to 27 November 2005.

The World Cup is under the aegis of DCIF and is being organised jointly by Uttar Pradesh Non Olympic Association and the Uttar Pradesh Deaf Cricket Association under the patronage of TANSAI (Traditional, Ancient & Non Olympic Sports Association of India) and AICAD (All India Cricket Association of the Deaf). The Local Government of Uttar Pradesh has extended its full support of this tournament.

Competing countries will include India (host), Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. The Round Robin competition of 9 teams totalling 36 matches will be played at K.D.Singh Babu Stadium, Chowk Stadium, Gomti Nagar Stadium and L.D.A Stadium, Aliganj.

Australia won the inaugural World Cup in Melbourne, Australia in 1995/96, defeating Great Britain by 5 wickets in the competition final.

For further information regarding Deaf Cricket, please see our website in the first instance or contact either myself or Dr Kashmir Singh who is a Chairman of DCIF and President of the Organising Committee 2nd Deaf Cricket World Cup – 2005.

Email address:
Dr Kashmir Singh:
Peter Jurgenstein: P.Jurgenstein@BoM.GOV.AU

Peter Jurgenstein
DCIF Secretary General

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