Pakistan Disable team favourites to win five-nation series in England, says Rashid Latif
· Pakistan Physical Disability Team is favourite to win the World Series in England: Rashid Latif.
· India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and host England will face the challenge of beating Champion Pakistan Team in the event.
· It is an honor for the national team to become a title sponsor again for Interlop
· We are extremely grateful to InterLoop Ltd., with the cooperation of Hilton Pharma Unicorn and PCB, extremely grateful: says Amiruddin Ansari
· We will continue to support the Disability Cricket Association. Waqas Anjum
KARACHI (Sports Reporter): The Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket Team are favourites to win the NatWest Physical Disability World Series in England under the leadership of Nahar Alam. This was stated by none other than former Pakistan captain and President Pakistan Disable Cricket Association.
Having won the title by defeating England in the final of the Tri-Nations series in 2018 on their home ground last year, Pakistan team once again enter the event with great expectations.
The press conference was attended by GM Sales and Marketing Hilton Pharmahanicon Waqas Anjum, PCB official Wasim Bari, Honourary Secretary PDCA Amiruddin Ansari, Vice President PDCA Fouad Mustafa, Media Manager Vice President Dr. Noman Paliker, Member Board of Directors Mohammad Sadiq Khatri, Mohammad Imran Khan, Corporate and Communication Manager High Nikon Sharq Yaqub.
President PDCA Rashid Latif paid tribute to former President and current generation PDCA and Disability Cricket Founder Salim Karim and said that he would like to congratulate him for his great services in introducing disable cricket under some difficult conditions.
“I think Salim Karim took the challenge and undertook this project and the series with great determination,” said Latif. “It is a great pleasure to work with these Pakistani cricketers. The former captain said, “I went to Bangladesh with the National Disable Team and it is not possible to describe in words what these disable cricketers have shown. Their spirit and hunger to do well in this sport is admirable.”
“I hope PCB and ICC will take this disable cricket in their strides more and more,” hoped Latif. In the end he thanked the sponsors Inter Loop Limited, the support high Nikon, the Sindh government, and especially PCB and the media for their support.
The Pakistan team will leave for UK from Jinnah International Airport, Karachi on Tuesday 31st July at 11am to attend the Pakistan Team World Series.
Teams from Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan and host England will alsoe feature in the series to be played at the county ground of Warwickshire.
The national team will play its first match against host England on July 5 at 11am. The final of the series will be played on August 14. The most awaited match will be between arch-rivals Pakistan and India, scheduled for August 9.
Title Sponsor Inter Loop Limited Chairman Mushtaq Zulkarnain said in his message that it is an honour for his organization to be the sponsors of Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket Team. “We are serving to promote sports and sponsor teams globally,” he said. “The manner in which the Physical Disability Cricket Team of Pakistan has raised the nation’s pride in the world by highlighting its outstanding name in the world, must be appreciated.
“Inter-Loop Limited will continue to cooperate with the PDCA in the future, SAIL and Marketing Waqas Anjum, General Manager of High Nikon, the first sponsor of the national team, said that they are proud to support the Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket Team. High Nikon will continue to cooperate with the PDCA in the future and I have strong hope that the national team will once again return winners.
On this occasion, Amiruddin Ansari, Honorable Secretary of Pakistan Disability Cricket Association, thanked the Inter Coalition Limited, High Nikon, Sindh Government and especially the Pakistan Cricket Board for their cooperation.
“It is not possible to have any event without their support and I am delighted that more sponsors have stepped up to promote Disable Cricket and in the World Series to be held in England,
Former Test captain Wasim Bari said, “I call them special cricketers instead of a disabled one,” said Bari. “It is commendable that these sponsors come forward and help this type of cricket while they have the full support of PCB. “
On the occasion a large number of delegates from electronic and print media were present.
The team consists of these players. Nahar Alam (captain), Jaha Najib Toana (vice captain), Hasanin Alam, wanted Qureshi, Zubair Saleem, Abdullah Aujaz, Wajid Alam, Mohammad Shahbaz, Hamad Shaukat, Waqif Shah, Malik Shaf, Mohammad Harris, Saifullah ( Wicketkeeper), Farhan Saeed, Hamza Hameed, Majid Hussain.