LAHORE: The Pak Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) has announced to form a blind women’s cricket team in upcoming days. As many as 100 players have been registered for the new team.
Talking to reporters, the PBCC head Sultan Shah said:
” A trial would be held soon to pick a 15-member team for its first home series against Nepal this year.”
Shah said the West Indies had also formed a blind women’s team, so, later a series against them could also be staged.Shah further added that a number of Test playing nations have blind women cricket teams.
CHAIRMAN Further added:
” As a first step to initiate the project, PBCC is conducting an orientation and training Workshop for the women blind cricket players and coaches from June 25 to 30 at Abbottabad, thereafter Pakistan Blind Cricket team will be selected that will play International series with Nepal.”
PakBlind cricket is a version of the sport of cricket adapted for blind and partially sighted players. It has been governed by the World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC) since 1996. So far, five Blind World Cups have been held in New Delhi (1998); Chennai (2002) Islamabad (2006), India (2018).