Featured News | 22nd June 2009
Free commentary service thanks to RNIB
Spectators at this week’s Twenty20 Cup matches may be interested in utilising a new commentary service for blind and visually impaired fans.
Nottinghamshire are working in conjunction with the Royal National Institute for the Blind to offer the service, using a group of volunteers to provide a ball-by-ball service at all Notts home fixtures, starting today against Yorkshire Carnegie.
Anybody wishing to use this service can pick up a handset at main reception in the Radcliffe Road Stand before the game starts. The service is free, with users just asked to leave their name and contact telephone number on reception.
Community Marketing Co-ordinator Alex Picker hopes the scheme will benefit many supporters and said: “We’ve trialled it at a few of our recent home matches and we seem to have had a steady flow of enquiries recently about what commentary services we offer, so hopefully it will be something that will go from strength.
“The volunteers that have come on board are all great guys who really love their cricket and they are all very happy to be able to give something back to the game.”
Anybody with any queries about the service can contact Alex on 0115 982 3048 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.