Combined teams of blind and partially sighted players play visually impaired cricket. There are 2 versions of cricket for people with visual impairments; an international version and an English rules discipline. The domestic competitions in this country use the English rules version.
At British Blind Sport, we work with the Blind Cricket England and Wales (BCEW) organisation to run the domestic league and two tournaments.
If you want to improve your stamina and balance, while enhancing your social and team working skills, cricket is a great sport to try.
The English rules version is based on the traditional, sighted laws of cricket, with a few alterations to make it accessible to blind and partially sighted players.
There are a number of visually impaired cricket clubs around the country, competing in a league and cup competitions. To find your nearest club or if you want more information about cricket, contact us via telephone or email.
To compete in the national league or cup competitions, you will need a sight classification. This ensures all of the cricketers are playing in a fair and equal competition. Classifications can often be expensive, but if you become a British Blind Sport member, sight classifications for these national league and competitions are included for free!
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