Lone woman cricketer in Australia’s WC T-20 blind team is on a mission

Bipin Dani

Observer Correspondent

Mumbai

Christie Casy is a woman player in Australia’s Blind team participating in the ongoing T-20 World Cup in India.
“It was not that we had no enough blind male players in the team, but Christie Casy is really a very good and working player that we could not omit her in the World Cup team”, the team coach David Brewer, speaking exclusively, said.
“The game of cricket is not restricted to only the male players, our team is known as an Australian blind team”.
“Christie’s performance at the Victoria state team was excellent and that’s why she was selected in the team for the World Cup”.
“Apart from cricket Christie has love for the music.
She is a music teacher in one the schools in Melbourne. She teaches them how the musical instruments are played and she has also travelled overseas for her same profession”, the coach further added.
Later, speaking exclusively, the female player says, “I am blind by birth but this blindness has never come in my way of building a career in cricket and music”.
“I was introduced to this game of cricket by my brother Michael. Few blind cricketers came to my school to play and I was invited to participate. Since then I have never looked back and now I play for my country”, she added.
“This is my first (blind) World Cup and I want to play many more”, she signed off.
Casey, being the only woman player in the team, is being assisted by the wife of her team coach (Brewer) in all other routine activities.