Goan advocate Diya Shetkar appointed Vice-President of Asian Paralympics Forum
Panjim-Goa: Prominent Goan Advocate and social worker Diya Shetkar was today appointed as Vice-President of the Asian Paralympics Forum and will be tasked with overseeing activities of the Paralympic Cricket League to be held in Goa in April this year. Shetkar through her NGO Nari Adhikar has been offering free legal services and legal aid to women, across Goa for the last two years. She has also been actively involved with Paralympic sports in the State. She is an established legal practitioner and has been practicing law for over 12-14 years in the State of Goa.
As informed earlier, the Asian Paralympics Forum has teamed up with the organisers of the Goa Cricket League 2019 to attempt a Guinness World Record for the World’s Biggest Paralympic Cricket League. The Goa Cricket League has been re-christened as the Asian Paralympic Cricket League (in association with GCL 2019)
24 wheelchair cricket teams from different parts of India had already confirmed their participation in the Bharat Wheelchair Cricket Cup 2019, which is part of the Goa Cricket League – GCL 2019. More than 60 differently-abled cricket teams along with 8 differently-abled women’s cricket teams are participating in the event, Event Director & Chairman Flynn Remedios informed presspersons today, adding that the Board of Disabled Cricket Association is now with GCL 2019 and will be a co-organiser of the Goa Cricket League.
The GCL 2019, is slated to be one of the biggest sports events in Goa till date, with overall nearly 200 teams in the lineup, said Haroon Rasheed, Secretary of the Disabled Sporting Society. In addition, twenty-one state-level Women’s Cricket teams from the different States of India will participate in the Goa Cricket League as part of the Women’s Cricket Series to be held in Goa in March and April, Flynn Remedios said.
As part of the Goa Cricket League, an added international attraction will be the India-Bangladesh wheelchair cricket international match which will be held in the State on 31st March 2019. Wheelchair cricket teams from Goa, Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have already confirmed their participation. Eight Blind cricket teams have confirmed their participation in the series.