Pakistan Women’s Blind Cricket: 1st Team Announced; Australia To Support
LAHORE: After having worked on the selection process since July 2018, the PCB – Pakistan Blind Cricket Council supported by The Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, announced Pakistan’s first blind cricket team for women and girls.
The team is to play its first international Twenty20 game against Nepal, in January 2019 as part of the second ever women’s blind cricket series.
The announcement was made after culmination of the Australian High Commission sponsored one of two six-day training clinics for visually impaired women and girls at Kinnaird College for Women in Lahore.
The Chairman of Pakistan Blind Cricket Council, Syed Sultan Shah, said, “Cricket for the blind is a highly competitive game which enables people with visual impairment to become people of vision – a vision of an accessible future full of exciting opportunities for all.”
The Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Margaret Adamson, mentioned that “Australia and Pakistan share a passion for cricket, so we are happy to support the Pakistan Blind Cricket Council’s efforts to bring women and girls living with disabilities into the sport.”
Ms Adamson added, “By providing women and girls with disabilities with the opportunity to compete and demonstrate their physical ability, sport can help to reduce gender stereotypes and negative perceptions associated with people with disabilities.”
Elaborating she said, “Coach Nafees Ahmed helped these players push their boundaries. They are brilliant exponents of Pakistan’s best-loved game and a source of inspiration for us all.”
Mr Nafees also coached the national men’s team to victory in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups.
The list of shortlisted 25 players for 1st Pakistan Women’s Blind Cricket Team are:
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