The Pakistan disabled team is all set to play a tri-series against England and Bangladesh. The news was announced by Amiruddin Ansari who is the secretary of Pakistan’s Disabled Cricket Association (PDCA). The tournament is slated to be played in the first week of July. It will be hosted by the England and the Wales Cricket Board.
During an interaction with Associated Press of Pakistan, Amiruddin Ansari confirmed the date and venues of the tri-nation series. The tournament will begin on 4th July. All the matches will be played in and around Worcestershire’s grounds. The final of the tournament is slated to be played on 13th July. New Road of Worcestershire County Cricket Club will host the final of the series.
Ansari has stated that the association has selected a pool of 30 players. They will take part in the Pentangular Cup and the National Disabled Cricket Championship. Based on their performances the best 20 players will be traveling with the team for the tri-nation series. We have shortlisted a pool of 30 players from our national competitions including the Pentangular Cup and the National Disabled Cricket Championship,” Ansari said.
President Rashid Latif has approved a four-member committee
Following the dates of the tri-series being announced, the PCA made further announcements. President Rashid Latif who is a former Pakistan wicket-keeper approved a four-member committee for the player selections. As per a press release, Iqbal Imam will be leading the four-member committee. Imam played first-class cricket in Pakistan as an all-rounder.
Sabih Azhar, Mohammad Javed, and Javed Ashraf are the three other members of the selection panel to help out Imam. The Pakistan blind team recently reached the final of the Blind World Cup only to defeated by India.
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