WEB DESK: Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) Chairman Syed Sultan Shah said the national team won’t be participating in the Asia Cup for the blind scheduled to be held in India, due to security concerns of the Pakistani nationals in India today.
The Asia Cup Cricket for the Blind was scheduled to be held in Kochi, India from January 17 to 24. A total of four teams’ were to participate in the event including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.
“Shiv Sena’s attack on Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarter, causing cancellation of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shahryar Khan’s meeting, threatening Aleem Dar from officiating the last two India-South Africa series matches and decision of ICC to send him back on security concerns has compelled us to consider the matter of Pakistan’s team security seriously,” he said, local media reported.
Sultan said the decision has been taken due to security circumstances. He added that if the situation gets worse Pakistan Cricket Borad(PCB) should also back out from World Twenty 20 Championship to be held in India next year.