Kabul: The Afghanistan people with disabilities (PwDs) cricketers are aiming to turn the tables.
At the conclusion of a 5-day training session at National Cricket Academy on Thursday, the physically-challenged cricket team of India arrived to Kabul for a three-match T20 series, scheduled to start on July 22, is hopeful of a positive results.
Chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board said, “I believe this is the best way to promote cricket for the physically- challenged in the country because Afghanistan has huge talent.”
“Morale of the team is very high because this is the first tour of a neighbouring country. We are hopeful that the team will perform well,” CEO Shafiq Stanikzai, Afghanistan Cricket Board added.
Head of PwDs, Abdul Manan Masood, told this will be the first time we are hosting Physically Challenged Cricket Association of India (PCCAI) in Kabul and we are playing for the second time we are playing with Indian team”
Team captain Nabiullah Nabi, a right-arm medium pacer, said “the team is well prepared for the series, because for the last two weeks training sessions were held for the team and participated in thirteen Twenty20 matches in regional tournament, concluding with a match against non-disabled cricketers in Jalalabad Cricket Team.”
Team fitness trainer Khawaja Rohail Ali was also full of hope. “We have selected good talent from across the country and during the training sessions, a balanced team emerged,” he said.