Telenor Pakistan & PBCC Blind Cricket Talent Hunt

Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Admin), Air Commodore, Hassan Kamran, Chairman Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC), Syed Sultan Shah and Sohaib Mustafa, from Telenor Pakistan are seen in a picture with the finally selected 15 blind students at the closing ceremony of the Khuddar Pakistan Blind Cricket Talent Hunt held at Islamabad. This is the first time a Junior National Team for the Blind has been selected by PBCC under Telenor Pakistan’s corporate initiative ‘Khuddar Pakistan’ that aims to implement social inclusion for the visually impaired.

The ‘Khuddar Pakistan Blind Cricket Talent Hunt’ began on 5th October 2009 spreading over two phases of selection that covered all parts of the country. A total of 16 schools for the visually impaired from 11 cities participated in the talent hunt. At the end of the selection process, a training camp was set up by PBCC in Islamabad , during which the selected forty four students were trained by the National Team Coach, Nafees Ahmed as well as other national level physical trainers.

At the end of the camp, 15 students were selected as players for the first Blind Junior National team.  At the closing ceremony held at the PAF Cricket Ground, team players were awarded certificates by Air Commodore Hassan Kamran, Chairman PBCC, Syed Sultan Shah and Executive Corporate Communication Telenor Pakistan, Sohaib Mustafa.

Through this program, Telenor Pakistan and PBCC are hoping to facilitate the blind with personal benefits such as fitness, stress relief, resilience, discipline, team work and leadership opportunities.