Abdul Jabbar Faisal
ISLAMABAD (December 3, 2021):-Bahawalpur Disabled cricket team has clinched the title of ICRC Presents SAF National Disabled T20 Cricket Championship after beating Islamabad by six wickets in the final on the World Day of People with Disabilities on December 3 played at DHA Sports Club Moin Khan Cricket Academy Ground Karachi on Friday.
According to available information from Karachi, the final of National Championship organized by Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket Association (PDCA), ICRC Head of Sub Delegation Peshawar Farrukh Islamov, Former Pakistan Cricket Team Captain Moin Khan, COO Shahid Shahid Afridi Foundation and Country Head Mohammad Rizwan,Disabled Cricket founder Saleem Karim, former Test cricketer Tauseef Ahmed and ICRC Head of Communication Fiza Bangash distributed prizes on the occasion. Disability Cricket Association Secretary Amiruddin Ansari, Imran Latif, Tournament Secretary Jamil Kamran and Tauseef Shah were also present on this eve.
After winning the toss in the final, Islamabad Disabled scored 133 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Usman Paracha scored 45 runs off 43 balls with the help of four fours while Raja Ali Abbas scored 30 off 19 balls, Adil Abbasi scored 24 off 22 balls and Mohammad Noman scored 15 runs.From Bahawalpur Disabled, Abdul Khaliq took two wickets while Mohammad Asif and Kashif Abbas took one wicket each.
In reply, winner Bahawalpur Disabled achieved their target of 134 runs for four 18.1 overs. Abid Hussain was the top scorer with 41 runs off 28 balls with the help of 6 fours. Captain Mohammad Shehzad scored unbeaten 36 runs included a four and a six. Mohammad Noman scored 26 off 20 balls with the help of 5 fours. Hamad Shaukat and Waqif Shah took one wicket each for Islamabad Disabled.
Mohammad Noman of Bahawalpur Disabled was declared the best batter and player of the tournament while Waqif Shah of Islamabad Disabled was declared the best bowler, Ashfaq Shakir of Lahore Disabled the best fielder and Abid Hussain of Bahawalpur Disabled decleard man of the match. Hafiz Ghulam Mohammad of Multan Disabled was also given a special award for scoring a century off just 27 balls in the National Championship.
Talking to media on the occasion, the special guest Farrukh Islamov, Head of Sub-Delegation of ICRC Peshawar, assured full cooperation with PDCA in the future as well and termed the championship as a successful event.