DICC to hold important meeting with ICC regarding development of deaf cricket , CEO, DICC , Zaheer ud Din Babar


Sohail Ali

LAHORE, May 11 (APP):Pakistan's Chief Executive Officer of deaf International Cricket Council (DICC), Zaheer ud Din Babar said on Wednesday that an important meeting of DICC and the International Cricket Council (ICC) will be held from May 13 to 17 at ICC headquarters in Dubai. 

“The five day long meeting will finalise ten year game development of DICC around the globe with the cooperation of ICC besides finalising the dates of elite deaf international cricket events”, he told APP here.

The DICC delegation includes its chairman Stefan Pichowski, Secretary, Michael Lombard, CEO, Zaheer ud Din Babar and treasurer, Sumit Jain.

The DICC official said ICC was taking keen interest in the overall development of deaf cricket and its General Manager Development William Glenwright, was a key factor to work in close liaison with the DICC for taking deaf cricket to new heights in future.
Zaheer said the meeting will finalise the venue of the inaugural Deaf T20 Champions Trophy to be held later this year in United Arab Emirates.

“Another important agenda of the meeting is to finalise the dates and venue of the deaf T20 World Cup which will be held next year “, he asserted.

The DICC CEO said the meeting will also discuss the affiliation of DICC with the ICC and they are confident that the ICC will give a due consideration to their request keeping in view the hard work and efforts put in by DICC for the cause of deaf cricket world wide.

“After getting affiliation with the ICC we will be under the fold of games ruling body and with its guidance and cooperation we will be able to organise deaf cricket activities internationally in a more professional way besides implementing our ten year development plan among our affiliated countries in a organised manner on long term basis to expand the base of the game“, he said.

Zaheer said DICC has worked very hard to introduce and promote deaf cricket across the world in previous years and their efforts are known to ICC.

“Our mission is to create ample international deaf cricket activities and to lunch various development plans to create equal opportunity for deaf cricketers around the world to showcase their talent the way the ICC is doing for normal cricketers throughout the world “, he said