KARACHI - Hasnain Alam has been named to lead a 16-member Pakistan disabled squad in the second International Disability Cricket Series against England being played at ICC Global Cricket Academy Ground Dubai from March 21.
Pakistan disabled team and other details of the series were announced at a news conference by president Saleem Karim, secretary Amiruddin Ansari at National Stadium here on Thursday.
Vice chairman ABAD Saleem Qasim Patel, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) representative M Arshad Khan and PDCA media manager M Nizam were also present on the occasion. Pakistan team will play three 40 overs matches and as many T20 International during their 12-day trip. All matches will be played at the ICC Global Cricket Academy in Dubai. Pakistan had won the opening T20 2-0 and ODIs series 2-1 in the year 2012.
Amiruddin said holding of the series will cost 4.7 million with ABAD funding Rs 1.6 million. PDCA president Saleem Karim himself contributing Rs two million while the PCB has extended Rs 500,000 and DG Rangers Sindh is providing Rs 100,000. The PDCA secretary said their team had been invited to play disability series against England in 2016.
He said the PCB did not allow them to use their logo and kit for the series against England. He expressed the hope that Australia and South African disabled teams would also join them to play the international level. He hoped that more and more countries will be joining the disability fold in the near future including India.
Hasnain Alam (capt), Matloob Qureshi (vc) Ashfaq Ali, Altaf Ahmed, Rehan Ghani Mirza, Danish Ahmed (wk), Rao Javed, Jahanzaib Tiwana, Abdullah Afridi, Abdullah, Farhan Saeed, M Kalam, Umaizul Rehman, Fayyaz Ahmed, Ameer Ahmed and Iqbal Hussain.
RESERVES: Fazal Hadi, Raja Qaisar, Abdullah, Abdul Bari. TEAM OFFICIALS: Jameel Kamran (manager), M Nizam (assistant manager), Sabih Azhar (head coach), Amiruddin Ansari (series director), Dr Noman Palikar (sports physician) and Salman Hussain Kazmi (video analyst).