Pakistan’s blind team to participate in T20 Asia Cup

After weeks of doubt and confusion, it is confirmed that the Pakistan cricket team will arrive in Kochi on Sunday morning for the first T20 Asia Cup for Blind which will be played here from Monday.

A file photo of Zeeshan Abbasi (left) during the World Cup for the blind in Bangalore in 2012. Pakistan's team had reportedly pulled out of the T20 Asia Cup, but their participation now seems confirmed.   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

After weeks of doubt and confusion, it is confirmed that the Pakistan cricket team will arrive in Kochi on Sunday morning for the first T20 Asia Cup for Blind which will be played here from Monday.

“The Pakistan team has already crossed the Wagah border and reached India. It will be leaving Delhi for Kochi by an early morning flight tomorrow,” confirmed S. P. Nagesh, the President of the Cricket Association for Blind in India, on Saturday evening. “So now, there will be no change in the fixtures. And the other teams, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh, have already arrived here.”

Meanwhile, the Indian team has been training at Aluva for the last few days for the five-nation event. The Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the championship at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sunday evening but matches begin only on Monday.

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