The Managing Director of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Wasim Khan wished Pakistan Disabled cricket team best of luck for the World Disabled Series, scheduled from August 5 in England.
“Our disabled players have achieved so much for Pakistan in recent past. I am hopeful for them to clinch the World Disabled Series in England,” Khan said in a statement released by the PCB on Tuesday.
Pakistan team is all set to leave for the UK on Wednesday to participate in the mega event. They will play their first match against England on August 5.
“These specially-abled players are the true ambassadors of Pakistan at international level and I assure on the behalf of PCB that they board will continue playing its role in their development,” Khan added.
Pakistan men’s team captain Sarfraz Ahmed also believes in the ability of disabled players who can win laurels for the country.
“I am confident that these players will show their strength in England and will the coveted title for the country,” he said while advising the players to enjoy the game.
It is pertinent to mention here that India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and England will participate in the extravaganza. Pakistan will play a high-pressure game against India on August 9.
Syed Nihar Alam Shah (captain) (Peshawar), Malik Jahanzeb Tiwana (vice-captain) (Multan), Abdullah Ijaz (Lahore), Farhan Saeed (Karachi), Hamza Hameed (Hyderabad), Hamad Shaukat (Islamabad), Hasnain Alam (Lahore), Kashif Nawaz (Rawalpindi), Majid Hussain (Multan), Muhammad Matloob (Multan), Muhammad Haris (Multan), Muhammad Shahbaz (Lahore), Muhammad Zubair Saleem (Multan), Saif Ullah (wicketkeeper) (Quetta), Wajid Alam (Peshawar), Waqif Shah (Islamabad)
Muhammad Jawed (coach), Muhammad Amir Uddin Ansari (manager), Jawaid Ashraf (assistant manager), Rashid Ali Quereshi (trainer), Muhammad Nizam (media manager), Shaikh Asif Gulzar (physio)