Karnataka CM promies Rs 3 lakh each of State Blind players
Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar today announced Rs 3 lakhs to each of the three players who were part of Indian team which won the first ever T20 World Cup in which teams from ten countries participated.
Indian team defeated arch rival Pakistan in the final yesterday to lift the title.
The Chief Minister, who felicitated the team members who called on him at his residence, also promised to consider providing job opportunity to Karnataka players including Shekar Naik, Prakash Jayaramaiah and S Ravi.
G K Mahantesh, Vice-President, World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC), Secretary, CAIB and Managing Trustee, along with Nagesh, Trustee of the Samarthanam Trust appreciated the Chief Minister's gesture and acknowledged that the State Government had also released funds to the Trust for organizing the world cup. Mahantesh, who was accompanied by Rajendra, CEO, and Kishore Joseph, Corporate Communications, Head said they had also appealed to the CM to announce a separate grant for promotion of sports for the disabled just like it was the case in Gujarat. Baldev Krishna, IAS, Director, and MK Meena, Secretary, Department of Sports and Youth Services, also joined in felicitating the players and the organisers.
The Indian cricket fans disappointed with the performance of their cricket superstars had something to cheer today when hundreds of young supporters lustily cheered the Indian Blind T20 World Cup winners. Waving fans and placards, they accompanied the Indian Blind players led by captain Shekar Naik in an open jeep from the Movenpick Hotel to the Chief Minister's residence.