Pakistan to play India in opener of World Blind Cricket Cup

LAHORE, Pakistan: Pakistan will take on arch-rival India in the opening clash of the World Blind Cricket Cup on January 8 at famous Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore.

The clash billed as a ‘test of nerves’ will mark the opening of the World Cup of cricketers with impaired sight.

The matches of the mega event will be played in United Arab Emirates (UAE), Lahore, Gujranwala and Faisalabad, said a spokesman for the Pakistan Blind Cricket Council while talking to the state-run news agency on Thursday.

The spokesman said that the event would be participated by world’s top blind cricket teams and the opening match between Pakistan and India had gained the status of a special encounter as emotions of millions of people from both the countries would be involved in it.

Both the semi-finals of the event would be played on January 17 and 18 at Ajman, UAE while the grand finale will take place at ‘Home of Cricket’ in Pakistan, the Gaddafi Stadium, on January 21.