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Pakistani cricketers departed for Worcestershire for Disability T20 series

Lahore, July 31, 2019: The Pakistan disabled cricket team departed for Worcestershire, England, to participate in the Physical Disability T20 World Series Cricket, hosted by the England and Wales Cricket Board. Pakistani disabled cricket team will play their first match on 5 August versus the host England disabled cricket team.

Apart from the host country, sides from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan are featuring in the series, which will be played on a single league basis. The top side on the points table will qualify automatically for the final, while the second and third-placed teams will compete in the semi-final which along with the final will be played on 13 August.

On 15 August, the top performers from the four visiting sides will form a Rest of the World, which will take on England in a one-off T20 match at New Road, Worcestershire.

The squad, led by Nihar Alam, includes a number of talented players, who are ready to exhibit their skills at the world stage.

The team has been well prepared for the series. Apart from providing operational and technical support to the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association for this series, the PCB has also contributed PKR2.5million.

Squad:

Sayyed Nihar Alam Shah (captain) (Peshawar); Malik Jahanzeb Tiwana (vice-captain) (Multan); Abdullah Ijaz (Lahore); Farhan Saeed (Karachi); Hamza Hameed (Hyderabad); Hamad Shaukat (Islamabad) Hasnain Alam (Lahore); Kashif Nawaz (Rawalpindi); Majid Hussain (Multan); Muhammad Matloob (Multan); Muhammad Haris (Multan); Muhammad Shahbaz (Lahore); Muhammad Zubair Saleem (Multan); Saif Ullah (wicketkeeper) (Quetta); Wajid Alam (Peshawar);Waqif Shah (Islamabad).

Team Management:

Muhammad Jawed (coach), Muhammad Amir Uddin Ansari (manager), Jawaid Ashraf (assistant manager), Rashid Ali Quereshi (trainer), Muhammad Nizam (media manager), Shaikh Asif Gulzar (physio).

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