ISLAMABAD - Afghan Handicapped cricket team arrived in capital to play three-match T20 Cricket series against Pakistan Handicapped team with the first match to be played today at 11:00am at Shalimar Cricket Ground, this was announced by Chairman Pakistan Cricket Association for Physically Handicapped on Thursday at Bhutto cricket ground on Thursday.Hashmi said, Afghan team reached Peshawar in the morning and they were given a reception at Qayyum Stadium on behalf of PCAPH by coordinator Kifayat, the 22 members and officials reached Islamabad at 8:00pm. They will stay at a rest house along with Pakistan team, he added. He said due to non-availability of sponsor for this series as negotiations were going on with Nadra-e-Sahulat for the title sponsorship they were hoping that the deal will reach soon. Due to shortage of time they backed out so now the association decided to name this series as Pak-Afghan Handicapped Cricket Series.Abbas said that Nadra officials had promised to extend full cooperation for the upcoming national handicapped championship to be held in September this year in Islamabad.Ch Nasir, chief organizer of the Pak-Afghan series said: “As all are well aware that we have arranged back to back series in very short time, so we could not find any major sponsor. We have collected donations from Islamabad Chamber and other friends and I am very thankful to all those persons who lend a helping hand and providing us much needed financial support.He specially thanked Jockey for providing kits to Pakistan Handicapped team and also promised to provide further assistance when ever required.While speaking at the occasion Pakistan international player and head coach of Pakistan Handicapped team Irfan Bhatti said: “During the 8 days training camp I have delivered special lectures to all the players focussing on fielding and batting departments. We were facing problem in fielding and the middle order batting and are quite fortunate that have found two quality players in the middle-order Altaf and Anees. Abdul Manan is a very good all rounder, the boys have improved a lot and they want to deliver against Afghanistan,” he claimed. “I am satisfied with the preparations and would win the series against Afghanistan. Meanwhile former Pakistan opening batsmen and chief selector Aamir Sohail who was guest of honour on the inaugural ceremony, had to left for Lahore due to some domestic problem, he had promised to attend the concluding ceremony. Now CDA Chairman Farkhand Iqbal will be the chief guest on the first T20 match today. ICCI Founder Group Chairman Tariq Sadiq and former ICCI president Munawar Mughal will also be present as special guests.