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Pakistan disabled cricketers to leave for England

The Pakistan disabled cricket team is all set to represent their nation as the side will depart for Worcestershire,

July 30, 2019

The Pakistan disabled cricket team is all set to represent their nation as the side will depart for Worcestershire, England, on 31 July to participate in the Physical Disability T20 World Series Cricket, being hosted by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

The five-nation series will see hosts England alongside Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, and will be played on a single-league basis. The five-nation series will be held from 5 to 13 August.

The format of the tournament is that the top side on the points table will automatically qualify 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.

The Pakistani squad will be led by Nihar Alam, who alongside his teammates is ready to exhibit their skills at the world stage.

“This T20 series will be a great opportunity for our players to display our potential and make our country proud. I would like to thank the Pakistan Cricket Board for providing us with great facilities at the Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre in Karachi,” said Alam, quoted PCB.

“They are the ambassadors of Pakistan and, on behalf of the PCB, I would like to wish them well, and also assure them the PCB will continue to play its small part in their development,” stated PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan.

Squad: Sayyed Nihar Alam Shah (captain), Malik Jahanzeb Tiwana, Abdullah Ijaz, Farhan Saeed, Hamza Hameed, Hamad Shaukat, Hasnain Alam, Kashif Nawaz, Majid Hussain, Muhammad Matloob, Muhammad Haris, Muhammad Shahbaz, Muhammad Zubair Saleem, Saif Ullah (wkt), Wajid Alam, Waqif Shah.

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