Four Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) clients will be proudly wearing the green and gold for Australia later this year when take on the rest of the world in the fourth One Day International Blind Cricket World Cup.
It’s the first time four South Australians have ever made the Aussie squad and it turns out Stephen Palmer, Mark Haskett, Ricky Segura and Michael Zannis have more than just SA pride tying them together!
“Blind cricket is a great way to make friendships and travel the world and it’s great to be able to go with the three other SA guys who are also RSB clients,” says Michael, a Braille trainer with the RSB.
“I’ve personally never been to South Africa, so I’m really looking forward to taking on the international competition and experiencing the people and culture of the country.”
Despite tough competition, the four cricketers made the Australian team after impressing at the National Championships earlier this year and then again at a training camp in Queensland, and their skills will be on show in Capetown during the World Cup from 30 November to 17 December.