ISLAMABAD: After getting the federal government’s approval on Thursday, the Pakistan cricket team for the blind will be participating in the first-ever Asia Cup to be staged in India next month. The Asia Cup for Blind will be played from January 17 to 24. The participating teams in the event include Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.
According to the Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) Chairman, Syed Sultan Shah, the national team had received the government’s permission to participate in the Asia Cup. He said he had earlier written a letter to the Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) and foreign office to seek the government’s permission for participation in the event and finally the PBCC had got it. He said the Indian Interior Ministry had said that it would provide security to all teams participating in the tournament including Pakistan.