New Delhi, Feb 13 (PTI) Four teams are participating in the third Test National Cricket Championship for Deaf 2024, the Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA) said in a statement.

Hearing impaired men's teams from Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir are participating in the six-day tournament, which started on Monday.

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The final is scheduled for February 17.

Dedicated to nurturing sports talent among specially-abled youth, Serum Institute of India, a part of the Cyrus Poonawalla Group, has joined hands with IDCA as the principal partner.

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"It is an important tournament as it signals IDCA's focus on promoting not just world-class cricket, but also nurturing diversity and inclusion. All our partners share our vision and are committed to helping hearing-impaired cricketing talent and join the 'DaretoDream' movement to mainstream these players, who have won accolades for India," IDCA president Sumit Jain said.

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