Member of Parliament Santokh Singh Chaudhary on Thursday gave a cheque of Rs 2 lakh to cricket player Tejinder Pal Singh, who was part of the Indian team that won the Blind Cricket World Cup held in South Africa. The Indian team had brought home the World Cup trophy after defeating Pakistan in the final.

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, True Scoop highlighted the issue of Tejinder that he hasn’t received his cash prize till date. Meanwhile, weeks after the news, the amount was released by Captain Amarinder Singh Government’s Punjab State Sports Council.

Speaking on the occasion, MP Chaudhary said that Tejinder Pal Singh was the only player from Punjab who was part of the World Cup winning team and he had made Jalandhar and the country proud, adding that the blind players too should be encouraged and felicitated by governments so that they can bring more laurels for the nation.

He further said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) too should support the blind cricket team and provide opportunities for visually impaired cricketers to excel.

Jalandhar District Sports Officer Jasmeet Kaur and the cricketer’s father Harjinder Singh were also present on the occasion.

You Might Also Like