First, office holders from the newly formed Indian Cricket Council (DCCI) will witness the opening match of the Indian Premier League 14 between the Indians of Mumbai and the Royal Challengers Bangalore here on Friday.
“This year IPL the opening ceremony must be presented for the first time by the various members of the board. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has invited DCCI office holders to come and be part of the IPL opening match. This is the first time DCCI members will be part of any BCCI event, “a DCCI statement said.
DCCI President Mahantesh GK said, “We are extremely grateful to Jay Shah for inviting us to attend the opening ceremony of the world’s largest T20 tournament. From the beginning, he was very encouraging and promoted cricket with various opportunities in the country.”
DCCI Secretary Ravi Chauhan said the invitation was a sign of respect and appreciation for thousands of cricketers in different ways.
“Although five DCCI members will attend the opening ceremony, in reality thousands of cricketers from the disability community will feel proud.
“We are just the faces, but in fact the invitation is for each cricketer in a different way and for that we will always be grateful to the BCCI secretary for keeping his promise to give dignity and equality to our cricket,” Chauhan said.