Chasing dreams and defying odds in Bangladesh

09 April 2017

For about 200 young men with disabilities in Bangladesh, cricket is more than just a sport.

Cricket requires physical stamina and fitness but to play the game, these men have to overcome immense physical challenges. Some have had to travel overnight from remote parts of the country to take part in the third edition of a talent hunt camp, held in Savar earlier this year.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and the Bangladesh Institute of Sports (BKSP) co-organized the event together with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). On the last day of the camp and after challenging skill tests, 10 players were selected to participate in the six-week training camp with other players from the BCB Physically Challenged Cricket team, under the supervision of expert coaches.

 

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