ISLAMABAD - The 1st Five-nation ICRC International Cricket Tournament for people with physical disabilities will be held at Shar-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka from September 2.
Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association (PDCA) organised six-day training camp of Pakistan disabled team at National Stadium Karachi for preparation of the event, while also conducted a practice match between national disabled cricket team, who beat Karachi disabled cricket team by 56 runs.
Pakistan's star wicketkeeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmd visited the camp and met with disabled cricket team players. Sardraz hoped that the national disabled team would raise the green flag high in Bangladesh and said: “The team is capable enough of beating any top team including India and I hope and pray they will return home as champions.”
National disabled team captain Hasnain Alam presented the traditional Sindhi Ajrak to Sarfraz on behalf of the PDCA. Assistant manager and media manager M Nizam, head coach Zafar Iqbal, assistant coaches Rashid Mahmood, Qambar Ali, Dr Noman Palikir, camp in-charge Saeed Ali, Affan Zafar Farooqui, Farooq Khan and others were also present there.
Earlier in the practice match, Pakistan disabled team, batting first, made 156-7 in 20 overs. Danish Ahmed scored 64 of 51 balls while Matloob Qureshi added 49. Noman Ullah took two wickets. In reply, Karachi disabled could score 100-7 in the allotted overs. Riasat Ali made 28 and Haroon Rashid 19 runs. Slow left arm spinner Fayyaz Ahmed grabbed 4-20. The match was supervised by ICC Test umpires Riaz Uddin and Waseem Uddin, while Rashid Aslam was the official score.