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New Zealand blind cricketer Neil Fellows officially retires from full time employment

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New Zealand Blind Cricket Association (NZBCA)  announced today that Neil Fellows officially retired from full time employment, finishing his last day of work yesterday.  To celebrate this event, Fellows is going on a ten-week holiday with his son Ben to China, Russia and Rome.

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Fellows has played an important role in the blind cricket community in New Zealand for around 20 years.  He has served in several positions including national team manager, and held several executive positions inside NZBCA. Currently, both Neil and Ben are NZBCA committee members.  He has indicated that upon his return, he plans to use his free time to help grow blind cricket in the country.

NZBCA is a non-profit sports organization based in  Auckland, and are charged with selecting the national blind cricket team.  They are affiliated with the World Blind Cricket Council.  In the past 2 years, NZBCA has been very active in renewing international participation after a break of almost 20 years.

 

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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