KARACHI, March 20, 2019: The 8th edition of NBP Disabled T-20 Pentangular Cup 2017 will begin from Monday 25th March at National Bank Sports complex in Karachi.
This was announced by the tournament secretary and Honorary Secretary Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association (PDCA) Amir Uddin Ansari at a press conference held at the National Bank Sports Complex on Wednesday in Karachi.
Head of CSR Division NBP Iqbal Wahid, Head of sports NBP& Former Test Cricketer Iqbal Qasim, Manager CSR NBP Asif Ahmed Khan, event manager Anwar Farooqi, former international cricketer Saeed Azad, Aleem Musa, Azmat Ullah PDCA Official Syed Rahat Ali Shah, Muhammad Sadiq Khatri Media Manager Muhammad Nizam and others were present on the occasion.
Amir Uddin Ansari said PDCA organized eight events and all sponsored by National Bank of Pakistan while ICRC is the co Sponsor and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also supported PDCA. We are very thankful to the National Bank for their support from day one. We also thank Iqbal Wahid, Head of CSR Division National Bank of Pakistan for sponsoring the Tournament. All the matches of this event will be broadcast live on Pakistan disabled cricket association face book page.
Amiruddin Ansari said that the main purpose of the tournament is the preparation of the upcoming World Series which is scheduled in England in August this year and the 4-member national selection committee of the PDCA, under Iqbal Imam and Sabih Azhar with Muhammad Javed and Javed Ashraf as members, will pick 30 for the camp after which the National disabled cricket team will be named for the World series.
Former Pakistan captain and President PDCA Rashid Latif send the message from Islamabad and said the National Bank, Pakistan Cricket Board’ and ICRC have always been generous supporters of PDCA for the promotion of disabled cricket. He hoped the support will continue. Rashid Latif congratulated all selected players of five participating teams and hoped PDCA selectors will find talented players from this event.
Iqbal Wahid in his speech lauded the efforts of PDCA in Disabled Cricket promotion at local and international levels. He said National Bank of Pakistan will sponsor more National and International Events for Disabled Cricket with PDCA.
Head of Sports NBP Ex-Test Cricketer Iqbal Qasim said in his brief address that the National Bank of Pakistan had been working with PDCA from the very first day for the development of Disabled Cricket in Pakistan and the PDCA has done tremendous work for Disabled Cricket worldwide, Pakistan Cricket Board has also recognized the PDCA.
The media manager Mohammad Nizam thanked all electronic and print media representatives for their support& ecooperation with PDCA, media also played a major role in the promotion of disabled cricket. I again thank the National Bank, PCB and the ICRC for their cooperation.
The Tournament will be played on the league basis with top two teams qualify for the final. The event is being held under the auspices of Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association and is being sponsored by National Bank of Pakistan.
The Winner Team will Get cash Prize of Rs: 1,50,000= (One Lac fifty thousand ) with Trophy while the Runners-up Team will receive Rs: 75,000/= (Seventy five Thousand) with Trophy. Man of the Match for each match will get Cash Prize Rs 2,000 rupees and Man of the final match will get 5,000. Best Batsman, Best Bowler, Best Fielder and Player of the Tournament will get Rs 5,000 each.
On the Opening Day, first match, between Federal Areas and Punjab, will begin at 9:30 am. The second match at 01:30pm between Balochistan and Sindh. According to Tournament Secretary other league matches will be played at RLCA and TMC Cricket Ground while final will be held on 25th March at NBP Sports Complex.
PDCA, PCB and NBP Officials and others dignities will also attend the Opening Ceremony. Five Teams include four provinces and Federal Areas will feature in the Championship with Federal Areas as defending champions.
The Chief Selector PDCA Iqbal Imam (Karachi) and Member Selection Committee Sabih Azhar (Rawalpindi), Javed Ashraf, (Lahore), M Jawaid (Karachi) announced the following squads.