Tata Steel at Noamundi hosts Jharkhand State Selection Cup Cricket for blind
~ Jharkhand Mines team performs phenomenally well to clinch the title
Taking forward the culture of Diversity & Inclusion, Tata Steel organised the Jharkhand State Selection T20 Cup Cricket Tournament for blind during February 16-18, 2018 at DAV School ground in Noamundi for the first time. Mr Uttam Singh, Vice President (Iron Making), Tata Steel graced the occasion as Chief Guest along with Mr Pankaj Satija, General Manager, Ore Mines & Quarries (OMQ) Division, Tata Steel at the closing ceremony. The objective of the tournament was to trace and nurture the fresh talent in Jharkhand.
The visually impaired players were divided into three teams, namely Jharkhand Ore, Jharkhand Mines and Jharkhand Quarries, subtly symbolizing the OMQ Division of Tata Steel. Jharkhand Mines with back to back wins, defeated Jharkhand Ore and Jharkhand Quarries in the series, eventually went on to emerge as winners, winning by 6 wickets in the finals after a thrilling encounter with Jharkhand Ore. The three-day tournament concluded on February 18, 2018.
The cricket tournament was organised in association with Cricket Association for the Blind in Jharkhand (CAJB). A total of 4 matches were played including the finals. Mr Vivek Kumar Singh, Vice President, Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) along with his team was present to select the 11 best players from the tournament for Jharkhand team.
A total of 33 players from all over Jharkhand gathered to showcase their talent. Presence of players like Golu Kumar, a regular member of Indian blind Cricket Team, kept encouraging the young players. Kumar, a fantastic bowler, captained Jharkhand Ore team.
Present on the occasion were Mr R P Mali, Chief Noamundi Iron Mine, Tata Steel, Mr P K Dhall, Chief Processing & Logistics, Tata Steel, Mr Allen Joseph, Unit Head Tata Steel Rural Development Society, Noamundi, Tata Steel and Mr Raman Jha, Programme Manager, Enable India.
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