Pakistan likely to host blind cricket series against India in 2011

April 17th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, April 17(ANI): Pakistan’s Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) is likely to host a bilateral series against India in Dubai at the end of this year.

“As the nation is working to improve Pakistan-India relations, we too are not lagging behind…we want India and all other countries to tour Pakistan and revive international cricket here,” The Daily Times quoted PBCC Secretary Bilal Satti, as saying.

The series will be discussed at a meeting of the World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC) on May 12, he added.

About the number and the format of the matches, Satti said: “We will be playing three ODIs and three Twenty-20 games in the series.”

He emphasised that Pakistan has the most successful blind cricket team, and is the only country that spends the most on blind cricket.

“We get a grant of 1.3 crore rupees from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which has made it very easy for us to participate in many international events,” the secretary said.
Three Blind Cricket World Cups have been held so far. South Africa won the inaugural trophy at New Delhi in 1998, while Pakistan won the last two editions held at Chennai in 2002 and at Islamabad in 2006. (ANI)

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