Sourav Ganguly (TOI Photograph) MUMBAI: In a scathing assault on Sourav Ganguly, Ravi Chauhan, secretary common of the Bodily Challenged Cricket Affiliation of India (PCCAI) has alleged that the present BCCI president has “dissatisfied” differently-abled cricketers who’ve been left struggling […]
Sourav Ganguly (TOI Photograph)
MUMBAI: In a scathing assault on Sourav Ganguly, Ravi Chauhan, secretary common of the Bodily Challenged Cricket Affiliation of India (PCCAI) has alleged that the present BCCI president has “dissatisfied” differently-abled cricketers who’ve been left struggling for his or her livelihood within the lockdown.
In a launch, Chauhan has mentioned that: “When Sourav Ganguly was elected because the president of the BCCI, many had hoped that Saurav would change the destiny of the Board simply as he had completed with Indian cricket when he first turned the Indian captain. The disabled cricketers had been hopeful that somebody would lastly look into their matter and alter their lives. Their hopes had been raised when there have been a few conferences between him and differently-abled cricketers. Nonetheless, nothing has materialised until now.
“Hope has became disappointment. The latest information of disabled cricketers working as labourers and taking over different menial jobs have as soon as once more dropped at floor the situation of their sports activities and the significance that the federal government and the BCCI have been giving to disabled sports activities.”
“It is rather trendy to speak about differently-abled gamers, getting photos clicked with them after they obtain some worldwide glory, posting sympathetic messages for them on social media, however the true fact is that nobody cares about them,” Chauhan lamented.
He alleged that the BCCI wasn’t following its personal structure in forming a committee for differently-abled cricketers, which was mandated by the Lodha reforms. “Donating some cash to some people whose plight makes it to the pages of a newspaper is not any answer. Nobody is able to take the bull by its horns. Nobody is able to deal with the true state of affairs at palms. When the Lodha Committee appointed by the Supreme Courtroom had really useful to type a Incapacity Cricket Committee for the event of the Bodily Challenged Cricket in India, the BCCI was pressured to undertake it in its new structure.
“On Web page 70, of the newly adopted structure of BCCI, clause F mandates the BCCI to type a ‘In another way Abled Cricket Committee’ which in session with the cricket expertise committee would choose the differently-abled nationwide groups throughout all age teams for illustration in Assessments, One Day, T20 or some other format. Nonetheless, such has been the audacity of the BCCI that it is able to knock the doorways of the Supreme Courtroom for extension of the newly-elected BCCI office-bearers, however has no time or intention to abide by its personal structure. It has been greater than a few years, however the BCCI continues to be dormant relating to do something for the disabled cricketers of India,” he mentioned.
PCCAI has claimed that disabled cricketers aren’t recognised in India. “The results of this behaviour of the BCCI is that differently-abled cricket that features blind, wheelchair, deaf & dumb Cricket continues to be not recognised in India and therefore the gamers who’re a part of these groups get completely no help or no recognition from any quarters of the society. Since this cricket isn’t recognised by BCCI, these gamers can by no means qualify for the varied sports activities schemes of the state or the centre,” Chauhan mentioned.
Chauhan claimed that the situation of the differently-abled cricketers had develop into worse because of Covid-19. “These cricketers don’t need individuals to pity them. All they need is equal alternative. The cricket boards of England, South Africa and even Pakistan have gotten a incapacity wing, however for some cause, the BCCI has utterly missed this subject on this nation. Now we have written many letters and made many representations to BCCI, however our prayers have met deaf ears,” he alleged.