Sports: Cricket: Pakistan Blind cricket team leaves for Cape Town tomorrow

November 21, 2014 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: Looking to defend the title, Pakistan Blind cricket team will leave for Cape Town, South Africa tomorrow morning (Monday) from Lahore to compete in Blind Cricket World Cup.

Zeeshan Abbasi will be seen leading the national team in the important event. The Blind Cricket World Cup will run from November 26 to December 8.

Pakistan will be the defending champion of the tournament. Pakistan defeated arch-rival India in the final of the third edition of the tournament back in 2006 in Islamabad.

Apart from Pakistan, India, Australia, England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and host South Africa will also feature in the event. The tournament will be played on one-day format.

Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) media manager Asif Azeem said that although a competition is expected from all teams but team Pakistan could defend the title. “Yes our players can defend the title and we are very hopeful for that,” Asif told PPI.

Squad:

Zafar Iqbal, Mohammad Idrees Salim, Sajid Nawaz, Aamir Ashfaq, Mohammad Taufeeq, Mohmmad Ayaz, Anees Javed, Nisar Ali, Badr Muneer, Mohammad Afzal, Haroon Khan, Mohammad jameel, Mohammad Akram, Israr Hasan, Tariq Samuel. Reserves: Mohammad Waqas, Mohammad Arsalan, Irfan Majeed.

Officials:

Syed Salman Tariq Bukhari (Team Manager), Nafees Ahmed (Coach), Tahir Mahmood Butt (Assistant Coach), Masood Jan (Trainer), Asif Azeem (Media Manager).

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