July 29, 2017 admin 0Comment

Shahid Afridi appointed ambassador of Blind Cricket World Cup

Shahid Afridi Was appointed as the ambassador for the fifth edition of This Blind Cricket World Cup.

Shahid AfridiShahid Afridi (Reuters picture)

Highlights

  • Afridi was appointed as the ambassador for Blind Cricket World Cup

  • Here is the fifth version of this Blind Cricket World Cup

  • Afridi had last month announced his retirement from international cricket

Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi was appointed as the ambassador for its fifth version of this Blind Cricket World Cup.

The announcement had been made on Friday by the Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC)

“Afridi isn’t only a legend in the stadium of cricket across the globe but also a philanthropist and a role model in social functions,” the Dawn quoted said PBCC chairman Syed Sultan Shah as expression.

Shah asserted that using Afridi’s participation, blind nation will get new heights.

The PBCC statement also stated that the fifth version of this tournament, to be played in ODI format, will be hosted by PBCC in the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan at January 2018.

It is noted that the PBCC is trying to host a number of the pool matches and the closing in Pakistan.

Seven members of World Blind Cricket Ltd will participate in the tournament and four of these have agreed to play in Pakistan.

37-year-old Afridi had last month announced his retirement from international cricket, bringing to an end his famous 21-year profession.

Nicknamed ‘Boom Boom’, the all-rounder was busy in the global T20 format after having quit Test cricket in 2010 and ODIs at 2015.

Afridi completed his international career having played 27 Test matches, in which he hit 1,176 runs with a highest score of 156 and 48 wickets. In the 398 ODIs that he played during his career, he notched up 8,064 runs, with a highest score of 124, also took 395 wickets with his leg twist.

His T20I international career saw him perform 98 score and matches 1,405 runs and shoot 97 wickets.