PM Pakistan grants Rs20m to host Blind Cricket World Cup 2018

PM Pakistan grants Rs20m to host Blind Cricket World Cup 2018. The Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) has received a Rs20 million grant from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to host the Blind Cricket World Cup scheduled to be held in Sharjah and Pakistan from January 10-25, 2018.

PBCC to organise Blind Cricket World Cup final in Pakistan. Blind Cricket World Cup will start from January 10, 2018. Although the whole event will be hosted in Sharjah, the final match will be in Pakistan. While talking to APP, PBCC Chairman Syed Sultan Shah said,

“A total of Rs50m is required to host the Blind Cricket World Cup, and we have also requested the Punjab government and our other sponsors for their support in this regard,” PBCC chairman Syed Sultan Sultan said Wednesday. Blind Cricket World Cup

He also thanked PM Nawaz for the grant.

“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.”

Sultan said four teams had agreed to play in Pakistan but others had exhibited concerns.

“Therefore, to confirm participation of all countries in the mega event, the PBCC has decided to host the World Cup in both Sharjah and Pakistan in January 2018.”

The final of the World Cup will be played in Pakistan. The Pakistan Blind Cricket team will be picked by a selection committee comprising Syed Salman Bokhari, Masood Jan and Ibrar Shah.

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