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Sri Lanka team flies to India for T20 Asia Cup

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Sri Lanka national blind cricket team in Sri Lanka. Image credit: Blind Cricket Sri Lanka

With the T20 Asia Cup scheduled to officially get underway tomorrow at at Jawaharalal Nehru International Stadium, the Sri Lankan men’s national blind cricket team flew to India earlier today. Sri Lanka officially starts play on Tuesday, when they take on Bangladesh at 9:30 AM local time.

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The Pakistani team is also making their way to India for the competition.  There were some concerns that Pakistan would not allow them to attend or India would not give them visas to enter the country.  At one point they were officially not going to compete because of tensions between the two countries.  All concerns were cleared up in the past week that enabled the team to take part.  The World Championship runner ups open play on Monday against Nepal.

The competition was organized by the Cricket Association for the Blind in India and Cricket Association for Blind in Kerala.  The final is scheduled for next Sunday.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
<p>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.</p>

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