Bhubaneswar: Odia film actor Sabyasachi Mishra has been chosen as the Brand Ambassador in Odisha for the 2nd T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind 2017.
The cricket for the Blind will kick start on January 29, 2017.
The popular Odia film actor has been roped in to popularize the sport in the state.
“I am extremely happy to be chosen as the brand ambassador for the cause of Cricket for Blind in Odisha. As the brand ambassador, my immediate responsibility will be to take the 2nd T20 World Cup for the Blind to the masses. I will look to enhance awareness on the opportunities this format of sport beholds and help create cricketing talents for blind cricket in the state of Odisha by working closely with CAVI and CABI,” said Sabyasachi.
Bhubaneswar will play host to the Qualifier Match between India and New Zealand on February 7, 2017.
President of Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) Mahantesh G K said: “It is a great honor to have such a popular hero of Odisha associating with Cricket for the Blind in India in general and specifically to Cricket Association for the Visually Impaired Odisha (CAVI Odisha). We thank Sabyasachi for his assistance which will be a great encouragement for the deserving in Odisha.”