Sports: Cricket: Afghanistan to arrive in Pakistan for disability series

Karachi: Pakistan will host Afghanistan disabled cricket team in International Disability Cricket Series, consisting of two one-day and three T20 matches, here at National Stadium from February 22.

Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association (PDCA) Secretary Amir Uddin Ansari addressed a press briefing on Thursday regarding the series here at National Stadium.

“We cherish the fact that we had been the pioneer of disability cricket and now I hope by the end of this year, at least the strength of disabled cricket teams around the world will reach to five. Australia and Bangladesh are being convinced to establish teams as we, England and Afghanistan has done,” he said.

PDCA is organizing this series with support of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Association of Builders and Developer of Pakistan (ABAD).

Former captain Pakistan Cricket team Rashid Latif with Junaid Ashraf Taloo Chairman ABAD, Hanif Memon Vice Chairman, Hasan Bakhshi Regional Head, Prof. Ejaz Ahmed Farooqui President KCCA, Arshad Khan PCB representative, Saleem Karim President PDCA, Amir Uddin Ansari Hon. Secretary PDCA and Mohammad Nizam Media Manager were also present on the occasion.

On the occasion, Rashid Latif said that it was good to see our disabled players play international matches.

“To me these players are as good as our normal cricket team players,” Rashid said.

“Just PCB is patronizing women cricket, it should also start patronizing disabled cricket as well and help it promote at international level,” he added.

“Sponsors should come forward and patronize this cricket as well so that it could reach length and breadth of the country,” he said.

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