Deaf cricket: ‘T20 World cup is our next target’ says coach Umar Fayyaz


Pakistan deaf cricket team head coach, Umar Fayyaz eyes on to clinch the World T20 Cup for deaf players scheduled in India in November.

Umar while talking to the media personals said that they are unbeatable since 2005 and now their target is to bring the coveted World T20 trophy for the country.

“T20 World Cup is around the corner hence we are getting prepared for achieving good results in the mega tournament,” Umar said.

He applauded the support shown by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in all their major assignments which pave the way for them to represent their country on high.

“PCB has supported us throughout and helped us in participating in major events,” he said.

The president deaf cricket association, Salman Zaheer asked the Prime Minister Imran Khan to provide job opportunities for the National deaf players to help them meet their ends.

“The new government should provide job opportunities to the deaf players of the country,” Salman said.

He also asked the new Chairman of the PCB, Ehsan Mani to raise his support for deaf players in the country to boost their confidence level.

“The support from the PCB would definitely help deaf players to improve their playing standards,” he stated.

Moreover, National deaf cricket team captain, Qamar Naveed wants the PCB boss to organise an award ceremony for the deaf players to praise their achievements.

On Friday, Pakistan deaf cricket team defeated Bangladesh to win the 2018 Deaf Tri-nation Twenty20 Cricket Series in Dhaka.