After striking two back to back victories in the World Blind Cricket Cup, Pakistan blind cricket team will be traveling to United Arab Emirates today (Thursday) to play India on January 12 at Ajman cricket ground.
The match has been scheduled in UAE after India’s refusal to feature in the World Cup being played on Pakistani soil. Nine players and four officials of the Pak team have already flown to UAE and manager Zeeshan Abbasi and other players will be leaving on January 12.
Pakistan team struck awesome performance in its first two matches, outplaying Bangladesh at Gaddafi Stadium and Nepal at Gujranwala with an identical margin of nine wickets. “We are fully prepared to face India in a decent way, no matter we will be playing India in UAE there will be no added pressure on us,” said team manager Zeeshan Abbasi on Wednesday.
The semifinals will be played on January 17 in UAE with final on January 21 at historical ground Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
BLIND TEAM: Nisar Ali (captain), Aamir (vice captain), Zafar Iqbal, Sajid Nawaz, M Ayaz, Riasat Khan, M Asif, Badar Munir, Mutih ullah, Anees Javed, Haroon Khan, Zeeshan Abbasi, M Jamil, Mohsin Khan, M Ejaz, Sana ullah, Israr Hussain and M Rashid.