The Deaf International Cricket Council (DICC), today inaugurated the first-ever T20 Champions Trophy 2022 (UAE) at Malek Stadium Ajman, UAE. The tournament was inaugurated by board members of DICC and will run for nine days, during which 4 teams will compete against each other for the coveted debut trophy of the tournament. The tournament is the first to be held for Deaf International Cricket since the pandemic struck in 2020. The nine-day tournament is scheduled to encourage specially-abled cricketers across India.
In the ceremony, players were told about the schedule and rules for the practice session. In the practice session, each team will get 2 net fields for practice and 2 outfields for practice. The DICC follows all the norms of ICC (International Cricket Council) and the fixture method for arranging participating teams in a process that follows the IPL.
On occasion Sumit Jain, President Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA) said, “The DICC T20 Champions Trophy is a wonderful platform for promoting sports among the specially abled individuals. We wish all of the teams and players the best of luck throughout the championship and hope to arrange many more in the future”.
The Four Teams – Deaf cricket team of India, Deaf cricket team of Australia, Deaf cricket team of Bangladesh, and Deaf cricket team of South Africa.
The tournament commenced after the opening ceremony (i.e. 4th October 2022) and will continue till the finals being played on 9th October 2021.