ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) Chairman Syed Sultan Shah has high hopes for the national team to triumph in the World Cup to be held in Cape Town, South Africa this November saying the players are fully prepared for the mega event.
The Blind Cricket World Cup (BCWC) will be held in November. Pakistan has won two World Cups in 2002 and in 2006.
Talking to APP, Sultan Shah said we will be selecting a total of 30 probables for the preparation of the mega event and then a final squad of 17 players will be finalized.
“We have formed a two-member selection committee including Nafees Ahmed and Tahir Mehmood to pick the players,” he said. Sultan Shah said the players performing best in the National Bank T20 Cup and PAF T20 Trophy will be picked for the World Cup squad,” he said.
Speaking about the difficulties faced by PBCC, Sultan Shah said the biggest problem for the national team is the lack of a stadium.
“We don’t have a particular stadium to conduct our matches,” he said requesting the Punjab Government to build a stadium for the national blind cricket team so that they don’t have to go from pillar to post for organizing matches.
“We have got 45 kanals of land at Ferozepur, Lahore but we don’t have sufficient funds to build a stadium therefore I request the higher authorities to help us,” he said.