Noida, (16/3/2019): Wheelchair Cricket India Association (WCIA), is a non profit registered organization that has been promoting and providing rehabilitation to persons using wheelchair through the sport of cricket in India.
WCIA has been organizing regular cricket outings since its inception in 2016 and aims to establish professional annual series such as Asia Cup, National Tournaments and Inter-Team tournaments.
The association’s consistent efforts have also led to the formation of the Asian Wheelchair Cricket Council (AWCC), with Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan and India as its members.
Amros Consulting in association with WCIA organized a wheelchair cricket championship started on March 2 2019 and saw participation from a total of 12 teams and 180 players from all over India.
Today, semi finals of this championship is organized in Noida sector 122 in Smashtress Cricket Stadium between Punjab and Karnataka and also between Gujarat and Chhattisgarh. The winners of the semi finals will play the final tomorrow.
While speaking to Ten News, Abhay Pratap Singh, CEO of WCIA and an ex pilot in IAF said, “The spirit to beat all the odds is commendable in these wheelchair bound cricketers. All they need are opportunities to excel and that’s what we are providing them through WCIA by organizing various tournaments. We are also in talks with several countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka in the asian region to organize an Asia Cup as well”.
Supporting the initiative, Monicca Agarwaal, Director of Amros Consulting while talking to Ten News said, “being such a noble cause, we decided to become the principal partners of WCI to collaboratively conduct the event. We aim to provide several opportunities to these young aspiring sportsperson and help them achieve their dreams by organizing and promoting cricket tournaments across India and International platforms”.