Cricket: Indian team for disabled give SCC good fight before 12-run loss

Members of the Singapore Cricket Club and the Indian Cricket Team for the physically challenged pose for a photo before the start of their friendly Twenty20 match on Oct 5, 2016.
Members of the Singapore Cricket Club and the Indian Cricket Team for the physically challenged pose for a photo before the start of their friendly Twenty20 match on Oct 5, 2016. PHOTO: SINGAPORE CRICKET CLUB
Action from the match between the Singapore Cricket Club and the Indian cricket team for the physically challenged at Dempsey on Oct 5, 2016.
Action from the match between the Singapore Cricket Club and the Indian cricket team for the physically challenged at Dempsey on Oct 5, 2016. PHOTO: SINGAPORE CRICKET CLUB
Action from the match between the Singapore Cricket Club and the Indian cricket team for the physically challenged at Dempsey on Oct 5, 2016.
Action from the match between the Singapore Cricket Club and the Indian cricket team for the physically challenged at Dempsey on Oct 5, 2016. PHOTO: SINGAPORE CRICKET CLUB
Action from the match between the Singapore Cricket Club and the Indian cricket team for the physically challenged at Dempsey on Oct 5, 2016.
Action from the match between the Singapore Cricket Club and the Indian cricket team for the physically challenged at Dempsey on Oct 5, 2016. PHOTO: SINGAPORE CRICKET CLUB
Action from the match between the Singapore Cricket Club and the Indian cricket team for the physically challenged at Dempsey on Oct 5, 2016.
Action from the match between the Singapore Cricket Club and the Indian cricket team for the physically challenged at Dempsey on Oct 5, 2016. PHOTO: SINGAPORE CRICKET CLUB

SINGAPORE - Members of the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) played a friendly Twenty20 match with the Indian cricket team for the physically challenged at their Dempsey ground on Wednesday.

The home side, made up of able-bodied players from SCC's Under-15 to Divison One sides, won the match by 12 runs, but the Indian team showed commendable spirit and ability on the field.

"The only concession they asked was for 'runners' for some of their batsmen. But otherwise it was played as equals," said SCC's captain Dene Border. "The way they threw themselves into the game was moving for the whole SCC side."

The Indian team, who last year won the Asia Cup for the physically challenged, are currently on a tour of Singapore and Malaysia to raise their profile and garner support as they are largely self-funded.

"SCC agreed to host the match without knowing much about us. We leave having forged a friendship that will last a lifetime," said the team's coach Haroon Rasheed.


Correction note: An earlier version of this story said that the SCC team won by seven wickets. It should be 12 runs.