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Blind cricketers ready for maiden WC

Update : 23 Nov 2014, 08:31 PM

Bangladesh blind cricket team are keen to make their presence felt in their maiden Blind Cricket World Cup appearance as their captain Hafizur Rahman Bullet expressed confidence in putting up a good show.

The cricketers trained hard in the past two months and Bullet, who unfortunately lost his mother three days ago, said, “Our team is balanced and have some good players, they are raring to go, I am confident that the team will perform well.”

The 40-over ODI Blind Cricket World Cup is scheduled for Capetown, South Africa from November 26-December 9. Apart from Bangladesh, the tournament will also see Australia, New Zealand, England, West Indies, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal taking part.

Bangladesh team are expected to fly to South Africa this Thursday and play their first match against Australia on December 3. Earlier, Bangladesh blind cricket team participated in the Twenty20 World Cup in 2012 in India and finished 8th.

The national blind cricket team practised under the patronisation of Manikganj-2 constituency Member of Parliament, Momtaz Begum, in Manikganj and team manager M Taijuddin thanked her for the assistance. Walton has provided the playing kits to the players and may sponsor the team before their departure. The logo and jersey of the national blind cricket team for the upcoming World Cup was also unveiled during a programme. 

Bangladesh Blind Cricket Council (BBCC) chairman M Harun-ur Rashid, senior vice chairman Dr AKM Harun-ur Rashid Majumder, vice chairman Lion Alhaj Didarul Alam Chowdhury, director of administration Syed Kamrul Islam and team manager M Taijuddin were present on the occasion among others.

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