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United Kingdom and Nepal seek to have first ever blind women’s cricket team match

The British team is seeking funds to compete in Nepal

Women wearing shirt saying they are the first vision impaired UK team. Members of the British team. Image credit: The Change Foundation

The Change Foundation is currently attempting to raise funds to allow their women’s blind cricket team to tour in Nepal and compete against the world’s first women’s vision impaired cricket team.  The game between United Kingdom and Nepal would be the first ever women’s blind cricket international cricket match.

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Beth Evans  who is leading the fundraising says on the fund raising page, “I have a wonderful and inspirational group that are all fundraising to go to Nepal to play the Nepalese female visually impaired team. This team is the first female team in the UK and this tour will see the first ever international female visually impaired cricket matches being played. This trip is truly groundbreaking and will inspire females all around.”

 

The Nepalese team was founded over four years ago, and has women of all ages playing for it. So far, they have raised  £80 of the £1,000 they are seeking, with donations from Carol Driver, Paul Frost and Anonymous.

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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