The woman whose tireless work led to the introduction of Cricket for the Blind in Dominica was the Digicel special guest at the toss for the historic First Digicel One Day International at Windsor Park.
Nathalie Murphy, who is also a member of the Dominica and Windward Islands Blind Cricket teams, and a leading Dominican lobbyist for the rights of persons with disabilities, handed over the coin for the toss to West Indies captain, Floyd Reifer, to commence the first ever international cricket match on the island.
An inspiration to persons with and without disabilities all across her native Dominica and an ardent cricket fan, Ms Murphy was naturally delighted to be a part of the coin toss ceremony which was televised across the Caribbean, Bangladesh and other parts of the world.
Her work though has not been limited to blind cricket. She led the effort in Dominica to encourage the government to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities.
Dominica should not be confused with the Dominican Republic. Dominica is located between French-controlled Martinique and Guadeloupe in the eastern Caribbean.
The official name of the island is 'Commonwealth of Dominica' Dominica's pre-Columbian name was Wai'tu kubuli, which means 'tall is her body'... Dominica is referred as the 'Nature Island', where two-thirds of the island are home to the tropical rain forests and thousands of plant species.
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