Punjab's deaf and mute cricket team to play tournament in Malaysia, Singapore

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Chandigarh, Sep. 29 (ANI): A hearing and speech-impaired cricket eam from Punjab will participate in a special tournament to be eld in Singapore and Malaysia.

Organized by the Deaf Cricket Federation of Punjab, the ournament will have four matches between Indian and Sri Lanka.

The fifteen-member team along with four officials will leave for ingapore on Wednesday.

"This cricket team is going to Singapore and Malaysia for playing atches. It is for the first time that a team like this will be epresenting India in Singapore and Malaysia," said Honey Kumar, he caretaker of the team.

He added that since there was no support from the government of unjab, they collected funds to sponsor the team for the ournament.

The players have been selected from different parts of the state nd trained and supported by the Federation.

Team's sponsor Sanjay Vashisht said that it was the moral esponsibility of the government to encourage such people with pecial talents.

"Like others these cricketers are normal too. They have the apability of delivering a good performance on the field. It is ecause of the people who promoted them and boosted their onfidence that these players are going abroad for a cricket ournament," said Vashisht.

He added that a fund of 5,00,000 rupees has been collected by the ederation for this tour. (ANI)

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