Pakistan face Afghanistan in first ODI today

ISLAMABAD -  Our Staff Reporter - Pakistan and Afghanistan Disabled cricket teams will play first One-day International match at National Stadium Karachi today (Thursday).
The two one-day internationals will be played of 40-overs aside, while the second ODI will be played tomorrow (Friday) at 10am at same venue.
Earlier, Pakistan disabled cricket team won the T20 series 3-0. Talking to The Nation, Pakistan captain Hasnain Alam said: “I am very hopeful of winning the ODI series as well. We worked very hard and playing as single unit under the watchful eyes of head coach Sabih Azhar, who put a new energy in boys.”
Sharing his views, Afghan captain Nabi Ullah Nabi said: “We will play positive cricket and I hope my team will bounce back forgetting about T20 clean-sweep.”
Test umpire Riaz Uddin and first class umpire Tahir Rasheed will supervise the first ODI, while Shameem Ansari will be reserve umpire and M Ahsan official scorer.
PDCA secretary Amir Uddin Ansari said that security arrangements had been completed for the series and entries in Javed Maindad and Hanif M enclosures were free.

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