Pakistan to host Blind Cricket World Cup 2023

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The Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) Satur-day confirmed that Pakistan would host the 4th edition of the T20 Blind Cricket World Cup next year.

The blind cricket tournament would be played from November 18 to December 3, 2024, in the country, according to a statement issued by the PBCC.

The decision to award hosting rights to Pakistan was made at the 24th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of World Blind Cricket Ltd (WBCL), held in India a day earlier.

“Due to the non-issuance of visas on political grounds, Chairman PBCC Syed Sultan Shah, who is also the president of WBCL, presided over the meeting via video link,” read the press release. The WBCL unanimously passed a resolution to regret the Indian government’s insensitivity to refuse Pakistan blind cricket team visas for the Blind Cricket T20 World, held in India from December 5 to 17.

“The WBCL is of the view that Pakistan is cur-rently top-ranked T20 blind cricket team and the Indian government’s insensitivity has deprived it to exercise equal rights to take part and win the title.”—APP