Heritage Bengal Global (HBG), a non-profit organisation promoting Bengal’s heritage and culture in Britain is organising a cricket tournament to celebrate India’s independence day on Sunday 27 August at the Hatch End Playing Ground. The HBG Cricket Day is supported by Harrow Council and GBS, a global higher education provider. Teams will include MPs, Harrow Councillors, members of the High Commission of India under the leadership of Deputy High Commissioner Sujit Ghosh and members of the local community.
The Indian Men and Women's Divyang (visually impaired) Cricket Teams who are in the UK for the IBSA World Games at Birmingham, will be felicitated at the HBG Cricket Day.
Harrow Councillor Mathew Goodwin Freeman who is leading the support from the Harrow Council said, “We have organised this cricket tournament to bring communities together. Councillors, Member of Parliament Bob Blackman CBE, the Mayor of Harrow and local volunteers, will all come together to take on the Indian High Commission of India and Heritage Bengal Global. We are bringing communities, cultures, and countries together, for a fun day of cricket - what more could you want!
"It will be a great occasion to felicitate the Indian Men and Women Blind Cricket team on the day and watch a demo match. They are all inspiration to us, and we feel honoured to have them on the day.”
John David, Coach of the Indian Men’s Divyang (Blind) Cricket Team said, “We appeal to the Indian diaspora in UK to support us. We are also looking forward for the HBG Cricket Day in Harrow on 27th August- would request the Londoners to be there to encourage us and watch a demo match how Blind Cricket is played.
Director of HBG, Anirban Mukhopadhyay said, “Continuing with our healthy living initiative and after a very successful football tournament, our cricket day also poised for a very successful one. We are thankful to GBS and Harrow council for their support.”
GBS which is a private higher education provider is committed to changing lives through education. The group is working closely with the Harrow Council and HBG, to bring communities closer together through sports.