Dhaka, Bangladesh
BCB donates 21 wheelchairs to physically challenged cricketers

BCB donates 21 wheelchairs to physically challenged cricketers

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) handed over 21 sports-grade wheelchairs to the members of the Bangladesh Wheelchair Cricket team on Tuesday, reports BSS. The BCB responded to a request from Centre for Research and Information (CRI) for providing specially modified wheelchairs to the Bangladesh Wheelchair Cricketers Association. "One thing they needed was a wheelchair. The type of the chair used in sports and with the one they play… the difference is huge. We are trying to work on. We tried with England but they don't make it anymore," BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon said here today. "Individual's weight is important on wheelchair and they chose it and said it will serve their purpose. That's why we brought these wheelchairs and we are giving them to the players today," he said. A number of wheelchair cricketers, who have experienced considerable successes in international wheelchair cricket competitions and the BCB and CRI officials were present during the wheelchairs hand over programme at the BCB Management Office in Mirpur. Mohsin, who is the skipper of the Bangladesh wheelchair cricket team, said they are expecting to perform better with the new wheelchair. "In the past, we have seen that other teams picked three runs with this kind of wheelchair while we had to satisfied with one run because our wheelchair does not supported us in running fast between the wickets," said Mohsin.

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