Pakistan team will be participating in the upcoming T20 Blind Cricket World Cup to be held in India. Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) chairman Sultan Shah on Wednesday confirmed that the team has been issued visas by India. The T20 Blind Cricket World Cup starts on January 30 and Pakistan open their campaign against New Zealand in Delhi. They will then face-off rivals India on February 01. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir Witness Blind Cricket For First Time
It is expected that the Pakistan team will receive their passports in coming two days. The 17-man squad will leave for India on January 28. The opening ceremony of the T20 Blind Cricket World Cup will take place in New Delhi. Also Read- Azhar Ali’s captaincy to be reviewed after Australia tour: PCB Chief Also Read - Sports minister announces cash reward for T20 World Cup-winning blind cricket team
The final of the tournament will be played on February 12. Total of ten teams, including hosts India, will participate in the event. The other teams are Australia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, England, Nepal, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies. Also Read - T20 World Cup Cricket for Blind-winning team felicitated
Earlier, PBCC named Muhammad Jamil as the captain of the team while Anees Javed will be vice-captain.
Fortunately, there has been no interference from politicians from both the sides regarding Pakistan teams participation in a tournament hosted by India unlike in the past. Also Read- Never spoke my mind as I was scared of being dropped: Sarfraz Ahmed
Pakistan Squad: Muhammad Ayyaz, Sajid Nawaz, Amir Ashfaq, Riasat Khan, Muhammad Idrees, Saleem Zaffar Iqbal, Anees Javed (Vice Captain), Ayub Khan, Badar Munir, Nisar Ali, Mati Ullah, Muhammad Akram, Muhammad Jamil (Captain), Mohsin Khan, Israr Hassan, Muhammad Ijaz, Sana Ullah Khan.