Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) partnered with the Cricket Association for the Blind of Maharashtra (CABM) for the State Level Cricket Tournament for the visually impaired held at Islam Gymkhana, Marine Lines, in Mumbai.
Under its umbrella corporate social responsibility (CSR) theme “Ek India Happywala”, Sony Pictures extends its support and encouragement towards India’s differently-abled and high-spirited sportsmen.
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“We at Sony Pictures Networks India, consistently strive towards creating an inclusive society. Our aim is to be catalysts of growth and success, for India’s differently-abled sportspersons,” said Rajkumar Bidawatka, Head of CSR at Sony Pictures.
“It gives us immense pride to partner with the Cricket Association for the Blind of Maharashtra to provide a platform to encourage the spirit of true sportsmanship. This is an opportunity to enable rising stars within the state to hone their cricketing skills and unlock their potential,” he continued.
Ramakant Satam, Secretary of CABM, added, “This association brings alive the synergy in our goals and strengthens our belief of empowering India’s youth to become independent.”
SPN and CABM partnered to host two tournaments – Women’s and Men’s state-level matches. The tournament witnessed the participation of six teams from Maharashtra: West Maharashtra, Khandesh, Konkan, Marathwada, Vidarbha, and Mumbai.
The Vidharbha team emerged victorious and won both the women’s and men’s tournaments. The women’s team won by eight wickets, while the men’s team won by 61 runs.
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