LAHORE ) - Pakistan deaf cricket team will tour Sri Lanka from November 19 to play two ODIs and three T20 matches in Colombo.

“The tour has been dubbed as ‘2-nation international deaf cricket series,” said team manager here Monday. He said the series has been arranged by newly-elected Pakistan Deaf Cricket Association (PDCA). “The team will play back-to-back matches during the eight-day trip which is quite challenging. PCB has granted NOC regarding the tour,” he added.

He said the training camp for the buildup of the team will commence from Nov 9 at Aleem Dar Cricket Academy ground and players will be undergoing training 10 days. “We are thankful to the PCB for supporting the cause of deaf cricket and extending help to make this tour happen.” He said the team will be named after reviewing the performance of the players during the camp. “We have selected the best available deaf cricket talent for the camp and we are confident our team will live up to the expectations by producing desired results.”

He said the present PDCA regime would soon announce an ambitious activity programme to engage deaf cricketers in regular cricket activities across the country. “By that way, we will be able to identify new talent and to expand the base of the game,” he added.