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CRICKET - Blinds02 Feb 2023

Bahawalpur win the Blind T 20 Cricket Tournament
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: Bahawalpur have won the title of 5th LCCB T20 Blind Cricket Tournament after beating Islamabad by 4 runs in the final at Aleem Dar Cricket Academy Lahore on Thursday. Islamabad won the toss and elected to bowl first. Bahawalpur set the total of 220 runs on the board for the loss of 4 wickets in allotted 20 overs. Mohammad Rashid was the highest scorer with 92runs while Zafar Iqbal made 40 runs for Bahawalpur. Anees and Shahzaib took 1 wicket each. Islamabad scored 216 for 4 runs in 20 overs. Matiullah was the star batsman with 104 runs and well supported by Shahzaib who scored 36 runs. Mohammad Rashid was declared player of the match on his excellent innings in the final. Many famous celebrities like (R) Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, Chairman PBCC Syed Sultan Shah, Film star Fawad Khan, International umpires Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza, Test cricketers Azhar Ali and Abid Ali, Singer and Politician Abrar-ul-Haq, Comedian Ali Meer and other dignities attended the closing ceremony.

CRICKET - Blinds01 Feb 2023

Blind Cricket T 20: Islamabad and Bahawalpur confirm final
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: Islamabad and Bahawalpur have confirmed their potion in the final of 5th LCCB T20 Blind Cricket Tournament after winning their respective matches at two different venues here on Wednesday. Lahore beat Sargoda by 8 wickets Venue: Aleem dar is Cricket Academy, Lahore 1st Match of the day was played between Lahore and Sargoda. Lahore won the toss and decided to field first. Sargoda set a competitive total of 177 runs on the board in the allotted 20 overs by losing 8 wickets. Gulsher was the top scorer with 61 runs.  Mohammad Salman took 2 and Sanwal shared a wicket. In reply, Lahore Mohammad Rizwan was the top scorer, as he made 74 runs and Mohammad Salman played a superb inning of unbeaten 72 runs not out that helped his side to beat Sargoda by 8 wickets. Result: Lahore won by 8 wickets                          Man of the Match: Mohammad Salman Islamabad beat Bahawalpur by 10 wickets Venue: Aleem Dar Cricket Academy Lahore The second match of the day was played between Bahawalpur and Islamabad Bahawalpur won the toss elected to bat first. Bahawalpur set the total of 255 runs on the board for the loss of 4 wickets in allotted 20 overs. Mohammad Moein was the highest scorer with 60 runs while Zafar Iqbal made 58 runs for Bahawalpur. Hasnain took 2 wickets and Kashan took 1 wicket Islamabad in reply reached the target with ease in 17.3 over for the loss of without any wickets. Matiullah wass the star batsman with 118 runs and well supported by Shahzaib who scored 105 runs. Result: Islamabad won by 10 wickets Man of the Match: Mati Ullah

CRICKET - Blinds02 Jan 2023

Islamabad Clinch the title of PAF T20 Cricket Trophy for the Blind
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD: Islamabad have won the title of PAF T20 Cricket Trophy for the Blind after beating Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) in the final by six wickets at PAF Cricket Ground E-9, Islamabad on Monday. Islamabad won the toss and elected to field first. AJK scored 288 for the loss of one wicket in 20 overs Faisal was the top scorer with 138 runs. Islamabad chased the target in 19.4 overs for the loss of 4 wickets. Matiullah scored brilliant knock of 155 runs and awarded man of the match. Mehtab from AJK took 2 wickets. In the prize distribution ceremony of the event chief guest Air Commodore Shahid Raza Khan, ACAS (A) distributed prizes among players and acknowledges spirit of the players. Mohammad Asif from Peshawar was the best player in B1 Category, Kamran Akhtar was the best player in B1 and Matiullah from Islamabad was awarded player of the Tournament in B3 Category. Nisar Ali from AJK was named best wicket keeper of the Tournament.

CRICKET - Blinds01 Jan 2023

T20 Blinds Cricket Trophy: Islamabad and AKJ reach in final
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD: Hosts Islamabad and Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) set their clash in the final of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) T20 Cricket Championships Trophy for the Blind 2022 on Monday at PAF Cricket Ground E-9. On Sunday, in the first match, Peshawar beat Gujranwala by 50 runs. After put into bat by Gujranwala, Peshawar scored 246 for the loss of 3 wickets in 20 overs with top scorer Masood Jan with 58 runs and fifties from Mohsin and Haroon. In reply Gujranwala could score 196 for the loss of 8 wickets. Mohsin Khan took 2 wickets Akram scored 55 runs Mohsin Khan was awarded man of the match for his 2 wickets and 52 runs. Meanwhile, in the Second match, Islamabad opted to bat after winning the toss against AJK. Hosts scored 225 runs for the loss of 3 wickets, Matiullah was the top scorer with 141 runs. Kamran and Idrees from AJK took 1 wicket each. In reply, AJK chased the target in 18.1 overs for the loss of 2 wickets. Faisal scored 98 runs and Nisar Ali scored unbeaten 105 runs and awarded man of the match. Matiullah took 2 wickets. On Monday the final will be played between AJK and Islamabad at the same venue. The prize distribution ceremony of the event will take place at PAF Cricket Ground E-9 at 0200pm.

CRICKET - Blinds31 Dec 2022

Blind Cricket: Islamabad and AJK claim massive victories
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD: The hosts Islamabad and Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) claimed massive victories in the PAF T20 Cricket Championships Trophy for the Blind 2022 at PAF Cricket Ground E-9 on Saturday. In the first match, Islamabad stunned Gujranwala by 207 runs courtesy Matiullah's 5 wickets for 7 runs. After put into bat by Gujranwala, Islamabad scored 240 for the loss of 3 wickets in 20 overs with top scorer Anees Javed 87 and fifties from Matiullah and Akmal. In reply, Gujranwala bowled out for only 33 runs. Matiullah was named man of the match for his 5 wickets and 58 runs. Later, the second match of the day was played between AJK and Peshawar. Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) put Peshawar into bat after winning the toss. Batting first Peshawar could only score 100 runs, Naeem Ullah was the top scorer with 24 runs. Kamran Akhtar from AJK took 5 wickets for 15 runs. In reply, AJk chased the target in 10.2 over for the loss of 1 wicket. Kamran Akhtar scored 41 not out runs and declared man of the match. On Sunday, two matches will be played, first match will be played between Gujranwala and Peshawar while in the second match Islamabad will face AJK at the same venue.

CRICKET - Blinds30 Dec 2022

Blind Cricket T20: AJK and Islamabad claim victories
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) and hosts Islamabad registered victories in the PAF T20 Cricket Championship Trophy for the Blind 2022 that started at Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Base Islamabad at PAF Cricket Ground E-9 Islamabad. Air Commodore Sohail Akbar TI(M),Base Commander, PAF Base Islamabad graced the opening ceremony as chief guest. Also, chairman, Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) Syed Sultan Shah and Bilal Ahmed Satti were present on this occasion.  In the first match, AJK outclassed Gujranwala by 9 wickets. In allotted 15 overs Gujranwala scored 111 for the loss of 5 wickets. Mohammad Akram was the top scorer with 27 runs from Gujranwala while Faisal, Kamran and Mehtab took one wicket each. In reply, Kashmir easily chased the target in 8.5 overs with brisk knocked of 56 by Tehsin who was named man of the match. Later on, in the second match, Peshawar batting first scored 134 runs for the loss of 7 wickets, Mohsin was the top scorer with 38 runs. Anees and Matiullah from Islamabad took 2 wickets each. In reply Islamabad chased the target in 14 over for the loss of 4 wickets. Syed Kashan scored splendid 58 not out runs and awarded man of the match. Two matches will be played on Saturday, first match will be played between Gujranwala and Islamabad while in the second match Peshawar will face AJK at the same venue.

CRICKET - Blinds29 Dec 2022

PAF National T20 Blind Cricket Champions Trophy to start on Friday
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD: PAF National T20 Blind Cricket Champions Trophy will start from Friday (December 30, 2022) at PAF cricket ground under the banner of Islamabad Cricket Club of the Blind in collaboration with Pakistan Air Force (PAF). According to an official of Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC), the final will be played on January 2, 2023 at the same venue. Four teams across the country including Peshawar, Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK), Gujranwala & Islamabad will participate in this mega event. The Inaugural ceremony of the event will be held at PAF Complex E-9 Islamabad on 30 December 2022 at 1100 am. Air Commodore Sohail Akbar TI (M), Base Commander, PAF Base Islamabad will grace the occasion as chief guest. On first day, two matches will be played, as the first match will be played between AJK and Gujranwala while in the second match host Islamabad will face Peshawar at the same venue.

CRICKET - Blinds17 Dec 2022

World Blinds Cricket awards T-20 World Cup to host in 2024
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will host the 4th T 20 Blind Cricket World Cup 2024, as the 24th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of World Blind Cricket decided in Bangalore on December 16, 2022. President World Blinds Cricket (WBC) Syed Sultan Shah President presided over the meeting through video link, as he was not granted a visa to visit India along with the team to participate in the 3rd edition of T20 Blind Cricket World Cup 2022. Pakistan has been awarded the hosting of the 4th Edition of T-20 World Cup Cricket of the Blind to be held in Pakistan from November 18 to December 3, 2024. The final of event will be held on 3rd December to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, 2024. According to Pakistan Blinds Cricket Council (PBCC) press release, the World Blind Cricket Ltd unanimously has passed a resolution to regret the Indian government’s insensitivity in refusing Pakistan tem visas on political grounds, in the ongoing Blind Cricket T-20 World taking place in India from 5th to 17th December 2022. WBC is of the view that Pakistan is currently top ranked T-20 Blind Cricket team and the Indian Government’s insensitivity has deprived Pakistan to exercise equal rights to take part and win this title. Visa denial on political grounds has caused an irreparable loss to World Blind Cricket Ltd in particular and Global Blind Cricket in general because 7 times World Cup finalist team (Pakistan) was a serious contender to win the subject world title. WBC urged the states that Sports should be kept above regional politics and particularly the Special Persons mega sports events would be treated fairly and all teams must be given equal chances to compete in the event. Most States have ratified United Nations Charter for Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) which induces States to provide equal sports playing opportunities to Persons with Disabilities so this charter should be implemented in letter and spirit. The elections of the Executive Committee of World Blind Cricket Ltd were also held during the AGM. Nine (9) out of Ten (10) full member countries’ representatives participated in this meeting. Syed Sultan Shah has been elected unopposed as the President of WBCL for the term of the next two years 2022-24. Syed Sultan Shah is the Chairman of the Pakistan Blind Cricket Council and remained the President of World Blind Cricket thrice earlier from 2012-2014, 2014-2016 & 2020-22. This is his 4th term in this premiere role. The newly elected Executive Committee of World Blind Cricket Ltd comprises the following. Syed Sultan Shah (Pakistan) President, Bhawani Persad (West Indies) First Vice President, Rajnesh Henry (India) Second Vice President, Raymond Moxly (Australia) Secretary General, Maher Yousaf Haroon (Pakistan) Director Technical, Pawan Ghimire (Nepal) Director Finance, David John (India) Director Global Development.

CRICKET - Blinds13 Dec 2022

National Physical Disability T20 Cricket Championship 2022
Bahawalpur PD defeat Karachi PD by 7 wickets in a one-sided fixture Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI: Defending champions Bahawalpur PD continued their winning streak by defeating the hosts Karachi PD by seven wickets after an easy and one-sided contest in the first league match of the second phase of the National physical Disability T20 Cricket Championship at Rashid Latif Cricket Academy Cricket Ground Gulberg on Tuesday. Bahawalpur won the toss and invited Karachi to bat first. Karachi scored 134 runs for the loss of three wickets in 20 overs. Umar Farooq scored 55 runs off 48 balls with the help of three fours and three sixes, while Sadiq Shah scored 35 runs with three fours and two sixes on 25 balls. Abid Hussain and Abdul Khaliq took one wicket each for Bahawalpur. In response, Bahawalpur Disabled reached the target by losing three wickets in 16.5 overs. Mohammad Nauman scored a magnificent half-century of 54 runs off 37 balls with the help of seven fours. Abid Hussain scored 38 runs off 25 balls with the help of four fours while skipper Mohammad Shahzad scored 14 runs. Haroon Rasheed took one wicket for Karachi PD. General Secretary Amiuddin Ansari gave Bahawalpur PD Mohammad Nauman and special guest DSP Sindh Polls Javed Malik to Man of the Match Cash Award of 1000 rupees to Multan's Zubair Saleem. Nabil Akhtar, Zia Shamim, Jameel Kamran were also present on this occasion. In the second match, Quetta won the toss and batted first and the whole team scored 114 runs in 19 overs. Jamin Shah scored 68 runs off 35 balls of aggressive batting with the help of five sixes and four fours. Zubair Saleem was the top scorer. He took seven wickets for 9 runs. In response, Multan PD achieved the required target of 115 runs in 14 overs for the loss of 6 wickets. Ghulam Mohammad scored an aggressive 34 runs off 19 balls with the help of seven fours while Abdul Manan scored 20 runs. Ali Bakhsh took three wickets by giving 21 runs. During the interval, the chief guest, Sindh Police Cricket Captain  Turab Hussain, introduced the two teams while he also watched the match for a while General Secretary PDC and Auran Tournament Amiruddin Ansari, Regional Head Multan and Bahawalpur Jameel Kamran were also present on this occasion.

CRICKET - Blinds06 Dec 2022

India refuses visas to Pakistan Blind Team to participate in T-20 World Cup
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD: India has refused to grant visas to Pakistan Blinds cricket, which had to participate in the T 20 Blinds Cricket World Cup 2022, which has been started in three cities of India from December 5. According to an official of the Pakistan Blinds’ Cricket Council (PBCC), Pakistan was a serious contender to win the World Cup as Pakistan has been the runners-up twice in the earlier two editions of this format of World Cups (2012 & 2017) and has beaten the current T-20 World Champion India five (5) times consecutively in the last five encounters during two Tri-Nation competitions in 2021 and 2022 and won both events. As per the available information, the Ministry of External Affairs India has denied Pakistan blind cricket clearance on political grounds. PBCC strongly condemned this discriminating act of India as sports authorities. Special persons’ mega sports events should be treated fairly and all teams must be given equal chances to compete in the event. Our counterpart Blind Cricket Association in India pleaded with their government for Pakistan clearance but nothing was heard.