Five -day long ICRC T20 cricket for the people with physical disability has started in Dhaka on Sunday amidst festivity, reports BSS.
Duronto Lalmonirhat, a team hailing from the northern district Lalmonirhat, beat ARDRID Physically Challenged Cricket team from Dhaka in the opening match by four wickets. Tipu from Duronto Lalmonirhat became the man of the match taking three crucial wickets and scoring 19 runs.
Batting first, the ARDRID team scored 126 runs losing all wickets; while chasing the target, the opposition side Duronoto Lalmonirhat scored 129 runs keeping six wickets in hand.
Earlier a short opening held where Walter Jeanty, ICRC acting head of delegation, Ian Martin, head in disability cricket of England and Walsh Cricket board, A E M Kawser, game development manager and in charge of high performance, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), Dr. Asim Sarker, Provost, Jagannath Hall, University of Dhaka and former national cricketer Javed Omar Belim graced the event and encouraged the players with their inspiring words.