PWCC announces Pakistan team for T20 Wheelchair Cricket Asia Cup 2023

T20 Wheelchair Cricket
ISLAMABAD, Sep 18 (APP):Pakistan Wheelchair Cricket Council (PWCC) on Monday announced a strong 15-member team for the second edition of the T20 Wheelchair Cricket Asia Cup 2023, taking place from October 2 to 8 at the neutral venue of Kathmandu, Nepal.
Seasoned Muhammad Zeeshan, who led Pakistan to victory in the inaugural edition in 2019 in Nepal, has again been handed over the reins of team’s stewardship.
The event, being hosted by Pakistan was earlier scheduled to be held in July but was pushed to October due to the rainy season in Kathmandu,” President PWCC Rookhsana Rajpoot told APP.
“We wanted to hold the event in Pakistan but due to some travelling issues of the Indian team, it was decided to move it to Nepal.
“Recently, we’ve visited Nepal to oversee the arrangements for the tournament. We assure fans of some exciting contests during the event,” she added.
Teams from Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will participate in the Asia Cup.
Rookhsana said geographically Nepal was the best destination for all the participating teams to arrive.
She said the PWCC would be responsible for covering the event cost, while Nepal’s National Disability Sports for All Organization (NDSO) and Physically Challenged Cricket Association of Nepal (PCCAN) would provide logistic support.
All the fixtures will be held at Kathmandu’s Tu International Cricket Ground. Every day, there will be two matches. The opening match will be held between Nepal and Bangladesh on October 4, while in the second on the same day Sri Lanka will face India. Pakistan will launch their campaign against Nepal on October 5, whereas in the second match of the day Nepal will face Sri Lanka.
In their second match, Pakistan will meet traditional rivals India on October 6, while in the other match of the day Nepal will clash with Sri Lanka.
On October 7, Bangladesh will meet India in the first match of the day, while in the second match Pakistan will lock horns with Sri Lanka.
Similarly, on October 8 Nepal will compete against India in the first match, whereas the second match of the day will be held between Pakistan and Bangladesh. The top two teams on the points table will advance to the final, scheduled to be held on October 9.
Pakistan team:
Muhammad Zeeshan, Muhammad Fiaz, Muhammad Latif, Muhammad Imran Ameen, Sajid Ali Abbasi, Mozan Nawaz, Ahmed Yar, Umargul, Mohsin Thabel, Muhammad Shahid, Misal Khan, Muhammad Adnan, Asif Nadeem, Zulfiqar Swati, Khalid Shah
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