Disabled Sporting Society and Big Brother Foundation come together to aid Physically Disabled National cricket team

Haroon Rasheed, Secretary of DSS, said that the basic aim that led to the foundation of DSS in 2007 was to provide the personal with disablities, equal platform as the others.

  • Disabled Sporting Society and Big Brother Foundation come together to aid Physically Disabled National cricket team
  • Disabled Sporting Society and Big Brother Foundation come together to aid Physically Disabled National cricket team
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On May 23, Wednesday, Disabled Sporting Society (DSS) announced its association with Big Brother Foundation (BBF), a CSR arm of Viiking Ventures owned by Sachin Joshi. The initiative came in support of the Physically Disabled Indian Cricket Team who are touring Singapore for Alan Border Cup for the Physically Disabled, which is a three-day tournament (May 25 to May 27).

DSR and the foundation came in support of the Physically Disabled Indian team at a press conference which was held at Sofitel in Bandra-Kurla Complex(BKC). Many dignitaries like Rashid Khan, Disabled Sporting Society (CEO), Haroon Rasheed, Secretary, DSS, Suvro Joarder- Captain of the Physically Disabled Indian Cricket Team, Mohinder Amarnath (former Indian cricketer), Hiten Tejwani were present at the event and extended their support to the team.

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Rashid Khan, CEO, Disabled Sporting Society expressing his thanks said,

We are glad to have got associated with Big Brother Foundation for this tournament and are really thankful to Mr. Sachiin Joshi for coming forward so enthusiastically with the support. The Physically Disabled Indian Cricket Team, who is heading to Singapore for a 3-day tournament, are very excited and extremely hopeful to come back with the Alan Border Cup. We are also very thankful to each & everyone who came to the press conference, to show their support to the team.”

Along with the promotion of the cricket team, their new jersey was also unveiled at the event in the presence of Mohinder Amarnath.

Suvro Joarder, Captain – Physically Disabled Indian Cricket Team said,

I am extremely happy that Big Brother Foundation & Mr. Sachiin Joshi have come forward with this support. It is a really great gesture and our whole team is very thankful to them.”

Suvro is also the first Asian blade cricketer and is the first disabled cricketer to score a century. Talking about his jouney he described how initially the team were not given necessary importance and lacked proper training but after they won the Asia Cup for Disabled, they received recognition and have gradually been given the needed facilities.

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Haroon Rasheed, Secretary of DSS, said that the basic aim that led to the foundation of DSS in 2007 was to provide the personal with disablities, equal platform as the others. In the beginning, the task was difficult since they couldn’t find other cricket teams for disabled. Only England had the team assigned for Physically Disabled.

When asked about future plans, Rashid Khan said, 

What matters the most is the intention. Our intention is to provide these players with such a platform that they do not need someone else to decide for them.” 

He further added that he wanted the players to grow in such a manner that people saw them as stars instead of offering sympathy.

The Alan Border Cup is being organised by his son, Dean Border.

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