Pakistan, Nepal to play in world’s second women’s blind cricket series in December


Photo Courtesy: Pakistan Blind Cricket Council

The world’s second women’s blind cricket series will be played between Pakistan and Nepal during the latter’s tour of Pakistan in December.

Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) Chairperson Syed Sultan Shah told APP that a 16-member national women’s team will be finalised in November to play a five-match Twenty-20 series against their Nepalese counterparts.

“Phase-I of the women’s training camp was held in Abbottabad. Now we have asked for more players entries for the women’s team of which the last date is August 15,” he said.

He said the first women’s blind cricket series was being played between West Indies and England in West Indies. “The Pak-Nepal women series will be the second in the world,” he said.

Nafees Ahmed, who coached national men’s team to victory in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, is imparting training to the women players.

“Phase-II of the camp will take place in Lahore in September,” he said.

The Nepal team was also visiting Pakistan in 2014 but the plan could not be materialized as PBCC did not get the required three million rupees grant from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to host the series.

The first ever blind women’s cricket series was played between Nepal and United Kingdom.

This news article was originally published on SAMAA DIGITAL


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