Multinational flexible packaging and solutions provider UFlex has given a CSR grant of Rs 50 lakh to promote cricket for the blind in India in the financial year 2023. Ashok Chaturvedi, CMD of UFlex, also felicitated the Indian Blind Cricket Team at the UFlex corporate office in Noida.
The Indian Blind Cricket Team, affiliated with the Cricket Association for the Blind (CABI), has completed a hattrick by winning their third T20 World Cup for the Blind. They beat Bangladesh by 120 runs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
In addition to the CSR funding for blind cricket in India, Chaturvedi gave a cheque of Rs 51,000 each to 17 players part of the current squad of the Indian Blind Cricket Team, their coach, and physio, at the felicitation ceremony held at their corporate offices recently.
Congratulating the team on their commendable performance at the World Cup, Chaturvedi said, “It is heartening to see the hattrick performance of the Indian Blind Cricket Team at the T20 World Cup and we are all proud of their achievement. Their winning streak in the World Cup is a testament to the fact that with the right support and motivation, you can be a winner, in spite of all odds. It has not been an easy journey for these cricketers but their grit and determination put them on the global map. We would like to urge the BCCI to recognize the Indian Blind Cricket Team and provide strong financial support to the players so that they can continue to make India proud. We, at UFlex, are glad we got an opportunity to play our role in promoting cricket for the blind and will continue to cheer for them on their journey”.
The Cricket Association for the Blind in India(CABI) is the apex body governing, organizing, and developing cricket for the blind in India and has 24 state associations and over 25,000 players affiliated at various domestic level tournaments in India. CABI is affiliated with the World Blind Cricket Ltd (WBC) and Indian Paralympic Committee and is the Cricketing Arm and Initiative of Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled.
UFlex is one of India’s largest multinational flexible packaging and solutions companies.