LAHORE - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar M Khan hosted a reception in the honour of victorious Pakistan deaf cricket team here on Monday.

Pakistan deaf team won the four-nation inaugural DICC Championship held last month in United Arab Emirates (UAE). Pakistani team won three out of their four matches in the tournament which included India, England and South Africa. It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan deaf team has won all the tournaments/championships since 2006.

In a ceremony at the NCA, the PCB chairman distributed cash prize of Rs 100,000 each among 14 players of the team. Addressing the players, Shaharyar said: "The deaf cricket team has won laurels for the country by winning the tournament and the whole nation is proud of their splendid performance.”

He reiterated that deaf players were ambassadors of Pakistan and they had proved this fact through excellent teamwork on and off the field. He extended his full support to the deaf association on behalf of the board.

Pakistan Deaf Cricket Association (PDCA) president Abdul Salam thanked the PCB chairman for honoring the deaf cricket team . “PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan had granted them financial support for the first time during his last tenure in 2006 and the association was grateful that he was around this time and honoring them again,” he added. National Cricket Academy (NCA) director Aizad Hussain Syed, Shafiq Papa, deaf team manager Mian Javed Ali and all the team members were also present on the occasion.