All-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi has become the ambassador of the fifth edition of Pakistan Blind Cricket World Cup, Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) Friday said in a statement.

“Afridi is not only an icon in arena of cricket across the globe but also a philanthropist and role model in social work as well,” said chairman PBCC Syed Sultan Shah in a statement.

The PBCC chairman added that the blind cricket will gain new heights in Pakistan with charismatic personality of Shahid Afridi .

Pakistan Blind Cricket Council will host the fifth edition of ODI Blind Cricket World Cup at United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Pakistan simultaneously in January 2018.