July 05, 2017

PM Nawaz gives Rs20 million grant to host Blind Cricket World Cup

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday gave Rs20 million grant to the Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) for hosting the Blind Cricket World Cup scheduled to be held in Sharjah and Pakistan from Jan 10, 2018.

“A total of Rs 50 million is required to host the Blind Cricket World Cup and we have also requested Punjab government and our other sponsors for their support in this regard,” PBCC Chairman Syed Sultan Shah told APP.

Sultan also thanked the prime minister on bestowing a handsome grant to host the upcoming World Cup.

“As many as eight teams who are World Blind Cricket Ltd full members have been invited to participate in the World Cup. Those teams include Australia, West Indies, South Africa, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal,” he said.

Sultan said four teams had agreed to play in Pakistan but few showed concerns to visit here, therefore to confirm the participation of all countries in the mega event, PBCC had decided to host the World Cup at two different venues at Sharjah (neutral venue) and Pakistan in January.

However, the final of the World Cup would be played in Pakistan.

Pakistan blind cricket team would be selected by a selection committee headed by Syed Salman Bokhari and members Masood Jan and Ibrar Shah.


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