The third edition of the National Wheelchair Cricket Championship concluded in the city of lakes Udaipur with a world record being created on Saturday.
During this seven-day event, which was organized jointly by Narayan Seva Sansthan, DCCI, WCI, and Rajasthan Royals, Uttar Pradesh won the championship trophy by convincingly beating Haryana. This victory allowed Uttar Pradesh to claim ownership of the trophy. The second place finisher was Haryana, but the defending champions, Punjab, were knocked out of the competition in the very first league match this time around. According to the president of the Narayan Seva Sansthan, Prashant Agarwal, the Guinness Book of World Records made its debut with the inclusion of the world’s biggest wheelchair cricket event. Regarding this matter, a representative from Guinness World Records named Swapnil gave the certificate of world record to Narayan Seva Sansthan. Padmashree Kailash Manav, the founder of the Sansthan, welcomed the attendees and then proceeded to provide information on the 38-year service journey of providing education, treatment, and rehabilitation to those with diverse abilities.
The Uttar Pradesh team took first place in this competition, which required a lot of drive, fervor, and emotion, and they were rewarded with a cash award of Rs 2.50 lakh for their efforts. The team from Haryana came in second place and won 1,50,000 rupees.
Prashant Aggarwal, the president of the Narayan Seva Sansthan, expressed his delight at the fact that the third National Wheelchair Championship set a new global record. He also said that the Sansthan will make ongoing efforts to promote the National Para Games via its Sports Academy.
The winning team was presented with the trophy in the presence of Olympian and Arjuna Awardee Dhulchand Damor, District Collector Tarachand Meena, Tikamchand Bohra, CEO of the Rajasthan State Heritage Conservation and Promotion Authority, WCI President Squadron Leader Abhay Pratap Singh, DCCI Secretary Ravi Chauhan, Abhijeet Singh of the Rajasthan Royals, Rajasthan Tribal Commission member Pannalal Meena, Rajasthan Heritage Conservation Authority Director Mano During this, the victorious team and their fans displayed a palpable amount of excitement. Padmashree Kailash Manav, the founder of the institution, welcomed the attendees and provided background information about the organization’s history of 38 years of contribution to the handicapped community in the areas of education, treatment, and rehabilitation.
The championship match between Haryana and UP took place at RCA field in front of a large crowd of people who are passionate about cricket. After winning the toss, UP gave the first pitch to Haryana and asked them to bat. Within the first over of the match, three crucial batters for the Haryana squad were forced to go to the pavilion. The first wicket for the side fell after the first delivery, the second wicket fell after the fourth ball, and the third wicket fell after the last ball of the third over. The team was put under strain as a result of this, and as a result of the rapid loss of wickets, the Uttar Pradesh team was able to bowl out the Haryana team in only 14 overs. Only 85 runs were able to be scored by Haryana. The UP side, headed by skipper Somjit Singh, won the championship trophy in 6.2 overs without losing a single wicket. They did this by taking on the mentality of a victorious team. Shailesh Yadav, an all-rounder from from Uttar Pradesh, was named the man of the match after achieving a remarkable 36 runs off of 20 balls batted in his direction. Anmol Vashisht, who opened, too made a contribution with 45 runs.
Monu Master of Haryana was recognized as the best bowler; Gaurav Yadav was selected as the finest fielder from UP; and Shailesh Yadav was selected as the man of the series from UP. The award for the team that shown the greatest discipline was given to Karnataka. On Friday, the first semi-final was played between Delhi and Haryana, while the second was played between Uttarakhand and UP. This is important since the first semi-final was played on Friday.