PBCC begins operation clean-up, To pick new-look team for SL series

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) has done an operation clean-up in the team and will be playing a completely new-look side in the upcoming ODI-T20 series against the visiting visually-impaired cricketers from Sri Lanka.

Talking to APP, PBCC Chairman Syed Sultan Shah said they have also sacked Anees Javed from captaincy as his performance has not been up to the mark recently. “Hence a new captain would also be appointed for the series against Sri Lanka,” he said.

He said the new captain will be announced soon. “We are planning to enter a whole new team in the series against Sri Lanka”, he said, adding it had been decided to play 10 new players in the series so as to prepare them for the Twenty20 World Cup of the Blind to be held in India in November,” 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.

Speaking about the Sri Lankan team’s tour to Pakistan, Sultan said all the arrangements were being made by PBCC itself. “The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has not given a single penny for the series,” he said.

Responding to a question, he said the sponsors for the series belonged to Faisalabad and Bahawalpur. Therefore none of the matches were to be conducted in other cities. “”We hardly found any sponsor from Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Lahore,” he said.