ISLAMABAD: Amidst political tensions between India and Pakistan, blind cricket teams from both the countries will face-off against each other in the Blind Cricket World Cup on January 12 at Ajman cricket ground in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Blind Cricket World Cup is being played in Pakistan and UAE. India refused to travel to Pakistan and thus team’s matches were scheduled in UAE.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Blind Cricket Team manager Zeeshan Abbasi has said that they are ready to face India. “We are fully prepared to face India in a decent way, no matter we will be playing India in UAE there will be no added pressure on us,” Abbasi on Wednesday.
“It is going to be a very important of the event for us and I have urged the players to demonstrate a higher level of cricket keeping in view the strength of our opponents. It will be a tough match, rather the toughest of the event and collective efforts and hard work will be the key to success,” he added.
Pakistan comes into the match following back to back victories against Bangladesh and Nepal.
India, on the other hand, courtesy Deepak Malik’s unbeaten 179 off 103 balls defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in their opening match. India was set a target of 359 which they completed in 32 overs.