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The members of the Indian team which won the Blind Cricket World Cup received Rs. 5 lakh each from Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at New Delhi on Wednesday.
The Indians defeated Pakistan in the final in South Africa recently. Hailing the maiden success of the Indian team in the World Cup, Sonowal said, “You have shown how, with determination and hard work, you can be world-beaters, overcoming all odds.
“With your historic win, you have inspired the entire nation. I feel proud that our differently-abled sportspersons are not lagging behind other athletes in bringing glory to the country.”
Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot said his ministry would present Rs 2 lakh to each of the players.
Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla was also present.
Earlier, the players and team officials were received at the IGI airport by Gehlot, Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar and Sonowal in the morning.
India will host the 2016 Blind Cricket T20 World Cup.
From : The Hindu