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Blind World Cup: Five Pakistan Players Missed a Game Due to Visa Problem Against India

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Pakistan is hosting the fifth overall edition of the Blind World Cup. Photo Credit: Web.

As the fifth Blind World Cup 2018 is underway after kicking off on 7th of January, the latest development revealed one of the six teams, Pakistan has been deprived of at least five players after they were not able to receive the visas on time – to play the crucial fixture at the neutral venue Ajman Oval, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against neighbouring country India.

Missing out on the quintet is seen as the massive blow for Pakistan Blind Cricket Team which includes Badar Munir, who is a brilliant all-rounder and has played the definite role for his team.

The Pakistan team manager Maher Haroon revealed Munir is a massive loss for the side while remarking the side has worked hard to excel.

“Munir has scored two consecutive centuries and has led us to two consecutive wins so he will surely be a big loss,” Haroon was quoted as saying by Express Tribune.

So much so, the management was forced to settle with the reserve players to feature in the ongoing match.

“We are now in a tough situation but we will do our very best,” Haroon conceded.

However, the other four players are named as Mohsin Khan, Sajid Nawaz, Rashid Khan and Riassat Khan Pertinently, India won the toss on Friday (January 12) and opted to bowl first.

Earlier, the team was refused by the government to travel to Pakistan according to the reports; however, the management has made the efforts to organise the matches out of India in the UAE owing to the political escalations.

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The latest score saw Pakistan post 283 for eight in the Blind Cricket World Cup game at Ajman. Photo Credit: PBCC.

According to Haroon, the travel agent failed to manage the visa for players after submitting the documents very late while adding the players could be able to future in the next encounter in the UAE.

“The travel agent sent these players’ documents late, due to which they were unable to get their visas on time. However, they will play the next game,” Haroon remarked.

Concurrently, the hosting side Pakistan is leading the charts after winning two games, as India has collected four points. Pakistan won its matches against Bangladesh and Nepal to register six points, as India won the match by six wickets against Sri Lanka on January 10 (Wednesday).

Concluding, it’s the 50-over format and only Australian team is participating from the overseas.

Follow the reports of the Blind Cricket World Cup here: BWC 2018 – Pakistan

Tahir Ibn Manzoor

Tahir Ibn Manzoor is a staffer at Cricket Addictor, who follows cricket like food and he has a great affection for the long-form journalism. He Tweets @TahirIbnManzoor