Lovely Professional University hosted the final match of USHA Deaf India Cricket League (ICL) Matches Series- 2018 at LPU Playgrounds on March 30, 2018. The tournament was organized by All India Cricket Association for the Deaf(AICAD) and Deaf Cricket Federation, Punjab.
Chief Commissioner Income Tax(Punjab) Vinay Kumar Jha; Commissioner GST, Ashutosh Bhareywal; Chairman Lovely Group, Ramesh Mittal and, Deputy Commissioner GST Lakshey Gupta also witnessed this special tournament. ‘Chenab XI’ won the Usha Deaf ICL 2018 Trophy and, a cash prize of 1 Lakh INR. ‘Player of the Tournament’ along with ‘Datsun Ready Go Car’ was awarded to Aman for scoring 174 runs and taking 14 wickets. The Honourable guests present at the tournament bestowed the rewards to the winners.
For this 3rd edition of Usha Deaf ICL 2018, 15 matches were held among participating teams including Satluj XI, Ravi XI, Chenab XI, Beas XI, Jhelum XI, AICAD XI, Silent Heroes XI, Deaf Lions XI and more. Many of these 144 national and international players have also represented India as part of the Indian Deaf cricket team for Deaf Cricket World Cup, T-20 and in one-day format matches.
On this occasion Chairman Lovely Group, Mr Ramesh Mittal said, “We are proud to be associated with such a wonderful endeavour. We always care for differently abled sports enthusiasts and are committed to promote sports and an active lifestyle. It is inspirational to see their skills and excitement against all odds by competing in high spirits for a national level tournament.”