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Vijay Goel congratulates India for winning Blind T20 World Cup

News Agencies | Updated on: 12 February 2017, 17:04 IST

Sports Minister Vijay Goel today congratulated the Indian team for lifting T20 World Cup for Blind for the second successive edition after defeating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final at Bengaluru.

In a message to the team, Goel said that the blind cricket team has added another chapter of glory in history of Indian sports.

"After success of Para Athletes at Rio Paralympics 2016, Indian team for blind cricket has added another chapter of glory in history of Indian sports by retaining T20 World Cup," Goel said in a statement.

The Sports Minister said that the emphatic victory of India in finals over Pakistan is significant as the visiting side was enjoying unbeatable record in the championship this year till their defeat in finals by the home team.

Today's victory was a sweet revenge for the Indians, who had lost to Pakistan in the league stage of the current edition.

--PTI

First published: 12 February 2017, 17:04 IST
 
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