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Home » Types of Cricket »Cricket For Blind
Cricket For Blind
For all those people whose hearts, quite alike the millions others, beat for cricket but being visually impaired could never partake of the excitement of playing it, cricket for blind could not have been a more joyous gift.

Cricket for Blind goes back to the not so recent 1940s. British Blind Spot are credited for initiating the version of the game.

Rules for Cricket for Blind

Apart from few alterations, cricket for blind remains quite loyal to the normal rules of the game. The cricket ball for the blind is bigger and filled with bearings that enable the batsmen to hear the ball and thus follow its trajectory. The stumps too are bigger than the normal ones to allow some help to the partially blind players.



Quite understandably, in Blind Cricket, verbal signs edges out visual signal and one sees umpires making their decisions aloud. A bowler has to shout 'play' at the time he releases the ball, which must be sent rolling.

A batsman cannot be given out LBW unless he is trapped twice; and the blind fielders are allowed to take catches on the first bounce.

Competitions

Blind Cricket Tournaments are catching on and various matches are being held the world over. The World Blind Council recently announced that Pakistan would be the venue for the third World Cup for Blind Cricket.

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