Vikrant Keni named captain of Indian team for T20 Physical Disability Cricket World Series

The event is hosted by the England and Wales Cricket Board, with England, Pakistan, Afghanistan among those participating.

The Six-nation T20 Physical Disability Cricket World Series is hosted by the England and Wales Cricket Board. (representative image)   -  PTI

All-rounder Vikrant Keni has been named captain of the first-ever India team for a Six-nation T20 Physical Disability Cricket World Series, to be played in England from August 5-15, 2019.

The event is hosted by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), featuring host England, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe as the other participants. The BCCI will send the 16-member squad, selected by the Al India Cricket Association for Physically Challenged as the official national squad for the T20 tournament.

The Indian team is named Wadekar Warriors, in honour of the late Ajit Wadekar, noted India skipper and founder of AICAPC. The first game is on August 5 against Bangladesh.

The team, as announced by AICAPC, is as follows: Vikran Keni (captain), Tushar Paul and Debabrata Roy (wicket-keepers), Kunal Phanase, Wasim Khan, Ravindra Sante, Suganesh Mahendaran, Anish Rajan, Anshul, Ramesh Mantri, Narendra Mangore, Jitendra Nagaraju, Gurudas Raut, Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh Sran, Aamir Rather.