TIPS AND tactics were swapped as Solihull United Cricket Team welcomed Indian blind cricket players.
The international team visited the Stanway Road club ahead of their appearance at the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) World Games in Birmingham, which ran from August 14 to 27.
The team gave club members and residents an insight into how the game was played and the strategies needed.
The Solihull United club’s chairman presented momentous to the Indian teams captains, the teams manager and the Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled.
The Indian team presented the club with some cricket balls used in the cricket game for blind to the club’s representatives.
Solihull United CC committee said: “The Indian team’s visit was not only a sporting event but also a platform for cultural exchange, inspiration, and mutual learning.
“The exchange of ideas and the tales of determination and resilience left an indelible mark on everyone present.
“Highlight of the event has been touching and emotional team’s journey shared by the team’s manager Dhiraj. Dhiraj also explained the complex rules in the cricket for blind and the strategies they follow to win the games following the rules.
“We believe that such interactions contribute significantly to the growth of our cricketing fraternity and the promotion of inclusivity in sports.
“We are grateful for this opportunity to host the Indian blind cricket team and express our heartfelt appreciation for their willingness to share their experiences with us.”