The Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) has announced that a women’s blind cricket team will be formed in the upcoming days, and over 100 players have already been registered for the new team.
This initiative has been taken to empower women and give them a hope to become a part of something bigger than themselves. While talking to media, the head of PBCC, Sultan Shah stated:
A trial would be held soon to pick a 15-member team for its first home series against Nepal this year.
He further added that a number of Test playing nations have blind women cricket teams. He said that West Indies recently formed a new team as well and a series with them can be staged later this year.
Shah admired all the women who have shown keen interest in this new initiative and added that this can prove to be a very good decision from PBCC.
In blind cricket, all those who are blind and partially sighted can participate. The blind cricket is governed by the World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC) and thus far, Blind Cricket World Cups have been organized in:
- New Delhi in 1998
- Chennai in 2002
- Islamabad in 2006
- India in 2018
The full member list of WBCC include Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Nepal, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and now Pakistan.