Blind Cricket World Cup 2018 final to be held in Pakistan

Blind Cricket World Cup 2018

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) on Monday announced that the final and some matches of the fifth edition of the Blind Cricket World Cup 2018 will be played in Pakistan.

Talking to APP, PBCC Chairman Syed Sultan Shah said Pakistan would be hosting the Blind Cricket World Cup 2018 matches in Pakistan and Dubai.

National Blind Cricket Tournament starts from April 24 in Quetta

“Besides Pakistan, seven other teams would be participating in the World Cup including India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Australia, South Africa and West Indies,” he said.

Sultan further added: “Asian teams India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal have confirmed playing matches in Pakistan while matches with European countries including Australia, South Africa and West Indies will be played in Dubai.”

Sultan also believes that hosting World Cup matches in Pakistan will help in portraying a softer image of the country.

“This would help pave way for restoration of international sports in the country,” said Sultan. “We are proud to host the World Cup and hopefully it would boost the effort for return of international cricket to the country.”

Sultan also confirmed that the PBCC had requested the Prime Minister of Pakistan for financial assistance for the successful holding of World Cup.

“We’ve written a letter to the Prime Minister in which we have requested for financial assistance and for the early visa process of the international teams touring here,” he said.

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