Australia seek help from Pakistani blind cricketers

ISLAMABAD: Blind Cricket Australia (BCA) has hired the services of two visually-impaired Pakistani cricketers to train their squad for the Twenty20 World Cup of the Blind to be held in India in November.

Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) Chairman Syed Sultan Shah said Muhammad Jamil and Anees Javed will be imparting training to the Australian blind players for the mega event.

“The training camp will be of 2 to 10 days,” he said. He said BCA will bear all the expenses of the two Pakistani players on the said tour.

About the national blind cricket team, Sultan said the final squad for the upcoming ODI-T20 series against Sri Lanka would be announced on March 28.

Sultan said a whole new team will play in the series against Sri Lanka.

“We are planning to play 10 new players in the series so as to prepare them for the T20 World Cup of the Blind,” he said.

The T20 matches against Sri Lanka will be played in Faisalabad on April 3, 4 and 5, while the ODIs will be held in Bahawalpur on April 7, 9 and 10.