Muhammad Nizam, Spiritual Belonging to Pakistan Disabled Cricketers (Part 3)

Umer Shaheen

” Muhammad Nizam said once again looking at the past. “I remember very well the enthusiasm of Saleem Karim and Amir Bhai for organizing this match, including me, how eager we were to see the interpretation of our dream with our own eyes, even after that. We also played international cricket but the heartbeat that was random that day and the joy that was erupting in our souls was never realized after that. The match was inaugurated by former CEO Pakistan Cricket Board Arif Ali Khan Abbasi while the special guest of the closing ceremony was Shahid Afridi, the heartthrob of cricket fans, who not only praised the game of disabled cricketers but also assure all possible cooperation.

“The arrival of Shahid Afridi in our first match had lifted the spirits of not only us but also the players of our first disabled cricket team and they showed the best of their abilities against normal under-19 cricketers.” Muhammad Nizam kept saying. “Disabled cricketers came very close to victory and lost, but they proved their worth with this match. Media friends also came for the coverage of this match. They also showed keen interest in this new style of cricket. From this day onwards, full support of friends of media to Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket Association and Disabled Cricketers. To this day. Leading figures of Karachi cricket including Arif Ali Abbasi and Shahid Afridi came to the ground that day and gave us a lot of encouragement.

“Before the first match of Disabled Cricket, Amir Bhai and I had made the rules which are common among disabled cricketers all over the world today.” Mohammad Nizam, who has a sympathetic tone for disabled cricketers, was once again mentioned. “All the rules in disabled cricket are the same as in normal cricket but there are some exceptions for physically disabled players which are not seen in normal cricket. There is no restriction on crutches for those running on crutches. Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket Association Secretary Amir Bhai has a keen eye on cricket rules, so we were able to develop rules for disabled cricketers so that they can show their best skills on the field without any difficulty. They can do it.

“Finally, the day has come when the first physical disability cricket team we have formed, Pakistan, went on a tour of Pakistan for the first time.” An element of enthusiasm was now added to Muhammad Nizam’s discourse. “A sponsor was also arranged for this tour for which the efforts of Saleem Karim, the founder of Disabled Cricket and Amir Bhai were very much involved. The purpose of this tour was to go from city to city to play matches so that people would be aware of this disabled cricket and they would join us. It is worth mentioning here that we and our team traveled by Airplane. All the disabled cricketers were sitting on the Airplane for the first time. Boys who have always been rejected by the society who do not have easy access to buses and rickshaws should travel by Airplane. This was possible only because of Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket Association. The open faces of these players were telling that their hearts are praying to PPDCA from the bottom of their hearts. According to the program, we first went to Multan where our host was reliable umpire Jamil Kamran, due to rain the match could not be held there but we went to the field with our team. He also did some practice etc. and also met the media, and was told that now physically disabled cricket is being formed in Pakistan and this tour is also a link in the same chain, after that our next destination was Lahore. (to be continued)


Muhammad Nizam, Spiritual Belonging to Pakistan Disabled Cricketers (Part 2)

Umer Shaheen:

“Finally, the day has come when we have announced trials for the formation of the first Physically Disabled Cricket Team not only in Karachi but also in Pakistan and the world.” Muhammad Nizam began to tell again. “For these trials, we published the news in all the newspapers and also told our cricket lovers, former cricketers and friends all over Karachi that if there was any cricketer with physical disability in their eyes, they would have to undergo the trials.” Send me to join. Former Test fast bowler Saleem Jaffer was bothered to select players on merit for the trials. Only three disabled players were present at the National Stadium to give trials till the appointed time. It was a disappointing situation but Amir said: “see some more time”. An hour later, three more players were added, bringing the number to six. Seeing this situation, we thought that this is a very difficult task, we cannot become a team. We were just thinking of finishing the trials when we saw four more players coming from afar. After a while two more players came and now the number was 12 which means at least one team could be formed.

“Our chief selector Saleem Jaffer saw all these 12 players on the net and praised their courage, determination and play.” Muhammad Nizam’s tone became more enthusiastic. “The interesting thing was that all these 12 players had all the qualities needed to make a team, including right-arm and left-arm fast bowlers as well as new ball batsmen. Also present were middle order batsmen, wicket-keeper, off-spinner, left-arm spinner, leg spinner and slow orthodox ballers. Some bowlers would hit hard hits as if all-rounders were also found. Seeing these qualities of these players made me even more excited. I thought we could do it, I had no place for my happiness but I also had to see the happiness of Saleem Karim Sahib and Amir Bhai. It was raining and we were getting excited. All those feelings had now turned into happiness. Saleem Karim Sahib also showed the essence of his cricketing abilities on the net. Saleem Karim Sahib and Amir Bhai were also in the forefront in encouraging the players who came to the trials.

In the same trials, Farhan said, who was bowling on crutches, was also the center of attention. He was bowling very fast with great enthusiasm. Muhammad, who saw Imran Khan bowling in the nets in his youth The system is like. “Saleem Jaffer also looked very impressed with him. He bowled continuously for more than half an hour. I went to him and told him that he has been bowling for so long, take some rest and he said, “This is the first time I have had the opportunity to bowl at the net. Let me bowl. I am not tired. So bowling is a lot of fun. I am testing myself for the first time; I have not had a chance to show my bowling skills among those who have an understanding of cricket. Having said that, he got busy in bowling. I remember the photographers on the trials and the cameramen of the channels took pictures from different angles of bowling with the help of crutches and shot his bowling action from many angles. , Not only talked to them but also talked to all the players. Seeing all this, Saleem Karim, Amir Bhai and I had tears in my eyes many times. I kept thinking about how we were going to do this, in which I would have to be emotional again and again and that I would have to shed tears.

“But what was known was that this emotionality, the tears, the innocent joy of the disabled cricketers, the excitement of coming to the National Stadium to give trials, their acceptance in front of the family members who came with them, batting and bowling on the net. Seeing their courage, it was time to make it permanent. In other words, I now had to play the role of a “mother” for permanently disabled cricketers who take care of their children with the utmost safety and care, or maybe he has a soul in it. In the same way, now our lives were in those 12 players. “Muhammad Nizam continued to speak in an emotional manner. “When we talked to them in our spare time, these players would open their hearts to us and tell us how badly they are ignored in the society. It often happens that they have their own family. People also start to feel burdened by them. Their comfort, food and other necessities are not taken care of. Listening to them, I would get a strange feeling and I would start thinking that if we put a smile on the lips of these disabled cricketers who have been persecuted and rejected by the society for a few moments, then there would be some good in our book of deeds. I would have thought my thoughts were correct when I used to hear such things from Saleem Karim Sahib and Amir Bhai too. (To be continued)



Muhammad Nizam has a spiritual connection with Pakistan PD Cricketers

Omar Shaheen:

Muhammad Nizam, a leading figure in Karachi’s local and National cricket circles, has been a part of the Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket Association since its inception and only two people have planned to launch this style of cricket. Saleem Karim and Amiruddin Ansari, the leader of the journey from the introduction of this cricket to its branding, Muhammad Nizam was the third person to form this type of cricket team and then it The idea of ​​giving was reached. These were the earlydays of 2007. After the defeat in the World Cup 2007 and the retirement of Inzamam-ul-Haq, the national team was also being restructured. PPDCA secretary Amiruddin Ansari and Mohammad Nizam had been friends for many years and both of them had a keen eye on Karachi and Pakistan cricket, which is why whenever they met Karachi and Pakistan cricket were discussed. And then when it came to forming his (Physical Disability Cricket) team, he started working as if he had been given the responsibility of forming the national team.

“I have been involved in local cricket in Karachi for many years and it was not a problem for me to form a new team, be it for any age group of boys or girls! But when Amir Bhai talked about forming a disabled cricket team, I couldn’t believe it. ” The tall Muhammad Nizam began to tell. “Actually, Amir Bhai has a very cheerful and playful nature, and I was very well aware of his temperament, so at first I considered his words as jokes and ignored them with laughter. But the next moment he repeated his point very seriously, I realized that the matter goes beyond humor, so I became serious and told Amir bhai that there could be a disabled team. Can’t be Having said that, I had no idea what line of action I had to work on and where the disabled guys who know how to play cricket would come from to form such a team. ? ”.

Before starting the search for the boys, Ameer Bhai briefed me in detail: What is our main goal in forming a Disability Cricket Team? Can’t explain why we made this team? ۔ Muhammad Nizam kept telling seriously. “Actually, our social system is such that no good deed flourishes in it, and people think that there must be some interest behind it. Mr. Saleem Karim Sahib and Amir Bhai wanted our work to be such that no one could point a finger at us. So not only in Karachi but also in Sindh and Pakistan there are numerous organizations that are serving people with disabilities and working to make them useful citizens of the society but the people associated with these organizations have their own agenda, many organizations They are becoming infamous for doing such things. In short, in such institutions their right is not reaching the rightful owners, funds coming from any source are limited to a few hands and persons with disabilities do not get the right they deserve. “

“It simply came to our notice then, because our goal was not to make money, but to get these disabled boys out of their homes and into the grounds, which even their own family members considered a burden. ” Muhammad Nizam spoke emotionally. “When we started looking for boys, we were told, ‘Hey, what is this? You guys are going to make a cricket team for the lame. How to make more than one team? We decided that the first thing we had to get out of the minds of our disabled cricketers was that they were not disabled but normal human beings. “The three of us agreed that we should not reject any player for his or her physical defects or shortcomings, whether he knows how to play or not.” ۔ (to be continued)


Rafay Hashmi became the hallmark of disabled cricket in Rawalpindi (second and last part)

Omar Shaheen

“The principle is that you can teach a skill to anyone only if you have mastered the skill yourself enough to innovate in it which is also beneficial.” Rafay Hashmi continued to talk about the method of cricket coaching. “I can understand what are the problems of disabled cricketers as a cricketer?” That is why during practice I speak in the most friendly manner. At that time I become the coach as well as his friend with whom he can share his smallest mistake or anything. All the disabled cricketers understand the difficult terms and lessons of cricket in the simplest language, I myself have played cricket and know how to adjust myself in any situation, new I have never had a problem with the players, the players keep coming, they are good and we also include those who can be made good. This is my advice to disabled cricketers from all around, including Rawalpindi, to play normal cricket matches to improve their game. ”

“The softer I get during practice, the harder I get during the match,” said Rafay Hashmi with a smile. “Everyone knows my habit that I take cricket very seriously and I want every player of my team to play cricket seriously and go ahead, play the best cricket and make a name for themselves and their country. I did the initial coaching of Shadab Khan of the national team while the cricketers who played in my coaching in the Under-19 World Cup are also participating. I also want the disabled cricketers of my region to play for Pakistan. Under my coaching, Rawalpindi has won the National Cricket Championship, which it had not won before, but that is not enough. And their name in their area because of their sport. The amount of respect that disabled cricketers can get from cricket is unimaginable and that is the real achievement of us and PPDCA.

“Disabled cricketers understand my message very well. I do not place too much weight on the work of any disabled cricketer nor do I ask him to take full responsibility.” The determined and enthusiastic young coach continued. “Keeping in mind the simple coaching training, I urge the disabled cricketers to play according to their abilities, to do what they can easily do and to elevate their skills.” Give everybody urges you to try to present a better game by putting the best player of the opposing team in front of you. I say that you should ignore him and start to understand yourself better than him in your game. It will improve automatically. Any good cricketer can hardly be the best in all fields of cricket but there is always room to be the best in any one field, and that is the point that I always try to make clear to the players. ‘

The manner in which Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket Association has given free hand to its Regional Heads for the promotion of Disabled Cricket is seldom found in other institutions. That is why Disability Cricket is growing in Pakistan. It is flourishing in small areas as well. ” Expert coach Rafay Hashmi, who is fully aware of the intricacies of cricket, started saying once again. “Initially, when PPDCA selected me for the Rawalpindi region, I had a lot of questions in my mind as to whether I would really be able to do justice to disabled cricketers and cricket, and whether I would really be my mentor. Will I be able to pay for work instead of Sabih Azhar? Today, I am very happy that I have made Rawalpindi Disability Cricket stronger than ever by demonstrating my best skills. I feel that in order to improve my work, I have received the full support and encouragement of PPDCA Secretary Amiruddin Ansari, which has enabled me to make my work better and better. It helped a lot. “

“Despite the strong cricket culture in Pakistan, I think the many years of hard work of disabled cricketers have not been appreciated as much as we have hoped.” Rafay Hashmi kept saying. However, PPDCA is still doing a lot on its own for its disabled cricketers which should be commended. I think the time to come will be very good for Pakistan Disability Cricket. ”



Syed Rafay Hashmi became the hallmark of PD Cricket in Rawalpindi

No one can deny the need for players as well as good organizers and sincere workers to develop and promote any sport from the grassroots to the National level. History has shown that a single individual, with the sincere and non-greedy efforts of his peers, achieved his goal and at the same time created his name and place in the world. There are many examples of this style in Pakistan too and especially the sports sector is full of such incidents and stories that the development and promotion of new sports has always been rapid in Pakistan. The Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket Association has also been fortunate in that it has met many sincere, honest and hardworking people from the very beginning of its journey who started playing disabled cricket in their respective regions and Today Pakistan Disability Cricket has made a place not only in Pakistan but also in many countries of the world. One of these people is Syed Rafay Hashmi from Islamabad who joined the PPDCA with some delay but he Despite being a normal person, he did the only thing for disabled cricketers that became his identity.

“Initially I used to play cricket secretly with my family but I hoped that I could do a lot on the cricket field.” Rafay Hashmi, a young coach with a Pakistan Cricket Board Qualified  level two coaching course, began to speak. “My family was against me playing cricket so I fell in love with cricket like a fanatic from the beginning. I used to net regularly every day after my work. Sabih Azhar, a respected cricket personality in Rawalpindi and my mentor, encouraged and guided me at every step. I also played under-16, under-17, under-19, inter-district, grade-two and first-class cricket under the same coaching, and was satisfied with my performance in each style of cricket. After that, it was Sabih Azhar Sahib who persuaded me towards coaching and advised me to come to coaching. You have all the qualities of a good coach, so I came to coaching.

“When I took the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Level One coaching course in 2010 and later tested my coaching skills in the field, I really enjoyed it. Decided to adopt the field. ” Rafay Hashmi kept saying in a tone full of determination and enthusiasm. “I’m not one of those people who rushes to the next level of coaching and rusts their skills. I worked as a level one coach for five years and after passing all the details I passed the level two course in 2015 and now I have been shortlisted for level three by pakistan cricket board anytime Level 3 will be part of it. The simple rule is that when you are sincere in your work, your work will be the key to your success and will testify to your hard work. This is the lesson I have learned from compassion. “

“Nature has made my heart very soft. In spite of the difficulties, I have never been nervous. I did all the hard work of loading and unloading in my boyhood with a smile on my face and tried to show love to my younger brother.” Rafay Hashmi, who joined the Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket Association in 2014, added with a smile. “When I became a part of PPDCA, I had made a name for myself in the Rawalpindi region. I joined PPDCA thinking that I would devote my best coaching skills to disabled cricketers. I will do it, out of them I will cut diamonds for Pakistan Disabled Cricket. I am happy that PPDCA chose me after my teacher Sabih Azhar, I am very grateful to Saleem Karim, and dear Amiruddin Ansari father of all the disabled cricketers of Pakistan that he Gave me this responsibility. I have also spared no effort in the last eight years in the Rawalpindi region. I’m taking everyone from new players to senior players with me. “(To be continued)


Symbol of Disability Cricket in Lahore: Javed Ashraf (Second and Last Part)

“I can’t put into words the radiance and joy I felt on their faces during my visit to the National Cricket Academy. Javed Ashraf, who made the most difficult decision in the field of cricket in a few seconds, kept on talking enthusiastically. “I don’t have the words to describe my condition at the time. It was the first time in my life that I had done anything so great for people with a physical disability that I am so happy today. I still feel it in my heart the richness of these moments in my soul. When our disabled cricketers were training at the National Cricket Academy, the Pakistan cricket team was also engaged in training. These players had seen the cricketers of the Pakistan cricket team so closely for the first time. The disabled cricketers were given a lot of encouragement in this training session and were also given batting and bowling tips. The disabled cricketers who participated in this training session, it is one of the best memories of their life.

When I joined the Pakistan Disability Cricket Association, I had in mind to serve people with physical disabilities and players wholeheartedly. Javed Ashraf, who draws personal experience from the ups and downs of cricket, said while looking into the past. “I remember when the disabled cricketers started their practice at the National Cricket Academy; the players of the Pakistan team left their practice and came to watch their game. They especially watched the game of Farhan and Matloob and were amazed. He said that a bowler can also bowl like this. He had given him full encouragement. I have heard Pakistani cricketers say that I am also very encouraged by the determination of these players and also the lesson that in the field of life not to give up and never leave the field. These words and the whole scenario are still fresh in my mind and I keep recounting these incidents often to raise the morale of my players and the team.

The Pakistan Disability Cricket Team has also got many talented and promising cricketers from Lahore in which Abdullah Ijaz, Hasnain Alam and Ashfaq Shakir have represented Pakistan. Javed Ashraf kept telling. “They include the best all-rounders and also the players who have scored the first century of disability cricket. Ashfaq Shakir is currently the captain of the Lahore team and the best disabled fielder of Pakistan. Dozens of players from Lahore have played national cricket since the inception of Disability Cricket. I keep looking for players all the time. Recently I found a fast bowler who is being groomed. I hope he is Pakistan Disability Cricket Team. Proves to be an asset of the team. In the beginning there were difficulties in finding disabled players but now it is the other way around. Since PPDCA’s social media has become active now players themselves contact us and tell about themselves and they keep asking for trials, so the players keep coming and going. ”

“The future of Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket is very bright. After the successful organization of the National T20 Cricket Championship, players across the country are now eagerly awaiting the next event.” Javed Ashraf once again said. It is the sincere efforts of the PPDCA and the friendly and equal relationship with the disabled cricketers that is remembered in the prayers of Saleem Karim and Amiruddin Ansari for the disabled cricketers. It is because of these prayers that PPDCA is on the path of development, and this is because from day one, the first priority of PPDCA has been disabled cricketers, while in other organizations and sports associations. It is not. When I see these disabled cricketers playing happily on good grounds, I feel like they are my own children and I feel their joy as a father, these are the feelings that they give me real happiness. I pray that this journey of PPDCA will continue successfully, people who have become the hallmark of disability cricket not only in Pakistan but all over the world are familiar with the new milestones of Successes.


Symbol of Disability Cricket in Lahore: Javed Ashraf (Part-1)

The first successful step towards the achievement of any great and noble goal in all walks of life is the selection of the best people for that purpose who are well aware of the usefulness of this goal and its basic importance so that all the steps to reach the destination, to be completed efficiently. History has shown that with this practice, even a few people worked with mutual harmony and unity, so that success kissed their steps. When it comes to Pakistan, the Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket Association Fulfills the task of hiring professionals and cricket-related people for every task, big or small, so that the goals set for their destination are achieved smoothly and that any However, there was no shortage of any place that would break anyone’s heart or disappoint anyone with temporary failure, it was also the best policy of PDCA that it chose Javed Ashraf for the formation of Lahore PD region, which was a well known and respected name in cricket.

Javed Ashraf has been working with Saleem Karim and Amiruddin Ansari since the formation of Physical Disability Cricket in Pakistan. Before becoming a symbol of disability cricket in Lahore, Javed Ashraf played full-fledged cricket and then became associated with the umpiring department and earned a good name and respect here as well. “In fact, bringing people related to cricket together is the key to PPDCA’s success.” Javed Ashraf started speaking in a proud tone. “I consider myself lucky that Saleem Karim and Amiruddin Ansari chose me to lay the foundation of this style of cricket in Lahore. My family background is in sports, I have played national cricket while I have also played first class cricket. I am well aware of the intricacies of cricket. That is why I found it very interesting to work for the promotion of Disability Cricket. I have worked in the areas of and am still doing”.

“It is a fact that in view of the helplessness and deprivation of disabled players in Pakistan, Saleem Karim and Amiruddin Ansari had planted a disability cricket plant in Pakistan which has now become a” tenacious “tree”. It was also his dream to provide a platform for people with physical disabilities to play cricket in Pakistan from where they can showcase their cricketing talents to the fullest. ” Javed Ashraf kept saying. “I think Saleem Karim’s dream has been realized by Amiruddin and his team has been working day and night to promote this cricket throughout Pakistan. Thanks to his hard work and perseverance, Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket Association is now working as the most successful and reliable organization of cricket after Pakistan cricket Board (PCB). The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also acknowledged this fact and shortly after its inception, it joined the PPDCA, which was the result of its sincere efforts.

Javed Ashraf has been associated with the Pakistan Cricket Board for the last 28 years as a respected umpire. He has also officiated in international matches. As they pass, they become happier and stronger. In this regard, Javed Ashraf says, “I accepted to take time out of my professional engagements for Disability Cricket because there were well-known people behind this purpose whom I had known for years and that is what. Things are very important for a good working relationship”. Despite the fact that PPDCA first played matches in Islamabad to promote disability cricket, it is an honor for me to arrange my first visit to the National Cricket Academy for my disabled cricketers so that these cricketers There is a sense of pride that they are now forgetting their frustrations and getting ready to play high quality cricket. ” (to be continued)



Recognition of Disability Cricket in Faisalabad Region, Wasif-ur-Rehman (Second and Last Part)

Omar Shaheen

Wasif-ur-Rehman is basically a sportsman, after full representation at the regional level in more than half a dozen sports, cricket proved to be his last passion and he became a part of Pakistan Physically Disabled Cricket. ۔ Explaining the reason for this, Wasif-ur-Rehman says, “Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket Association has not only organize cricket in Pakistan but has also hosted several international cricket series. They toured the country and participated in many international cricket tournaments. That is why PDCA is seen as a reputable cricket body not only in Pakistan but also outside Pakistan. I am proud to mention PDCA in my sports circles while people appreciate the work of PDCA. I am very happy when someone from another sport tells me about a new disabled cricketer and suggests calling him on trials or meeting him. No doubt it is your work and your love of your own work that compels you to others. “

The disabled cricketer from Faisalabad also wore Pakistan’s green coat and represented Pakistan in international matches which was also a proof that the physically disabled cricketers of Faisalabad also have the ability in understanding the skills and understanding of cricket. No less than the cricketers of the area. In fact, it was Wasif-ur-Rehman who worked day and night to promote this style of cricket in Faisalabad and all its districts and in search of the best players and then formed the team of the region in a fair manner. There should not be any injustice. “Our cricketer from Faisalabad has also represented Pakistan.” Wasif-ur-Rehman emphasized on the memorandum. Rehan Ghani Mirza has been selected for Pakistan from Faisalabad while I am also grateful to Rehan Ghani, Adnan Butt and Waqas for promoting Disabled Cricket in Faisalabad for making Faisalabad region better and better. I was very encouraged. “

“After finding players from remote villages of Faisalabad, I am interested in teaching them cricket as well as etiquette of life. Not only them but all my students I try to teach etiquette to live life like I keep doing it. ” Wasif-ur-Rehman, a member of the Rajput family, started speaking again. “Many of my family members are on the force’s sports teams, so how could it be that I didn’t come to sports. I consider myself lucky to be serving disabled cricketers through sports. I am telling them ways to cope with the weird attitudes of time and satire and to convince themselves, I am turning their sense of deprivation into a sense of pride, I keep urging them to be useful citizens of the society. I am telling them that ordinary cricketers are thirsty to play on the grounds where you are playing. I believe that the reward for my service is with Allah Almighty and I will get many times more.

“Look” Any player in any sport, if he is treated fairly, he can play his game and you can expect the best from him.” Wasif-ur-Rehman, who has a master’s degree in a number of fields, continued his brainstorming session. “I myself am a part of this system and after completing my Masters from Lahore University, I was also studying at Faisalabad University and now I am in a senior position in the Education Department. I know that if you want to convince yourself, you have to try all the tricks of your quiver. Having achieved success in his region and then in the province, he went abroad twice to play Paralympic sports on behalf of Pakistan. I give and I keep making up their minds in this regard.

“When you undertake a major task, you come across two types of people in the world, one who encourages you and the other who discourages you.” Wasif-ur-Rehman shared his experience. “The way I faced difficulties in the early days of my sports career and then in the early days of the formation of Faisalabads Able Cricket Team. PPDCA’s Saleem Karim and Ameer-ud-Din Ansari may have faced similar difficulties, but with perseverance you continue to achieve success. As the Coordinator of PPDCA Region, I am very hopeful that Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket will develop further in the near future, new talent will continue to emerge and International Disability Cricket Series will be held in Pakistan soon. ”.



Recognition of Disability Cricket in Faisalabad Region, Wasif-ur-Rehman (Part-1)

Omar Shaheen

Faisalabad, an industrial city of Pakistan, has the honor of getting the natural and best talent for all sports from here in every era. The person who was selected by the Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket Association for the promotion of this style of cricket in Faisalabad has proved with his work, sincerity, sincere dedication and hard work for the promotion of Disability was not wrong. Before joining Disability Cricket, Wasif-ur-Rehman had made a name for himself by representing Pakistan in the Para Games and that he was already well known in the sports circles of Faisalabad for his hard work and passion for sports. Wasif-ur-Rehman himself was a physically disabled person so he could understand the difficulties of any other disabled player. That was the reason why he formed the Faisalabad Region team in a few weeks at the very beginning of Disabled Cricket and prepared it for the first National Championship 2008.

“It takes time to introduce a new game or a new version of a game and make it popular.” Wasif-ur-Rehman recalls the early days. “Thirteen years ago, when the means of communication were limited, finding disabled cricketers in and around Faisalabad was a difficult task. We used to go from village to village and look for cricketers. Wherever we get information that there is a disabled boy in some village or town who is also fond of cricket, we would go there without wasting time, meet his parents, brief them fully that Disability Cricket is now in Pakistan. And Cricket is about to start and we want your child to be a part of this cricket. Many people did not believe us and avoided us with cunning excuses, but we also kept in touch with them on a regular basis, eventually convincing them and allowing their child to play cricket.

“It’s easy to put into words the struggles of the early days, but only I or my colleagues know the difficulties we faced at that time.” Wasif-ur-Rehman smiled and started telling again. “In 2008, when the trials of disabled cricketers were held in Faisalabad, I told Amiruddin Ansari that I am a sportsman and if you give me the responsibility, I will form a team for Faisalabad region. Expressed confidence and I formed the Region team in just a few weeks as promised, no matter how hard I worked for it. Actually when you intend something, no! Then your paths become easier, and nature also helps you, since I used to play myself and I also led in the beginning of my Faisalabad region so once I formed the team There have never been any problems with the players again. ”

“The cricket frenzy in Faisalabad also made my job easier and I started getting many excellent cricketers.” Wasif-ur-Rehman, who touched the heights of determination in spite of low strength in one leg. “I have represented Pakistan in Paralympic sports. I used to participate in four to five disciplines of athletics. All the educational institutions and sports circles in Faisalabad know how much I am passionate about sports. Although I am disabled, I have given tough time to normal athletes in athletics and other sports at university level and at my district and region level. I have dozens of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. I used to give examples that it never gives up, this habit of mine helped me a lot to promote Disability Cricket not only in Faisalabad but also in Pakistan and now the result is in front of you. In the early days, the step-by-step guidance of Amiruddin Ansari, the Secretary of PPDCA helped me a lot in achieving my goals. (to be continued )



The Spirit of Physical Disability Cricket in Peshawar Region, Sajid Khan (Second and Last Part)

Omer Shsheen:

Nature has endowed the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with natural abilities in all walks of life and this has been going on for centuries. Believe in the hard work of your hands. “The parents of the disabled players said in the beginning that we should never deal with our son’s disability.” Thoughts on Sajid Khan seemed to come again. “I knew very well that all the NGOs in the country and every other organization that works in the name of humanity in Pakistan, their only job is to increase their bank balance and in a year. One and a half function is to help people with disabilities, blind or any other disability with a few thousand rupees. We provide all the facilities to the disabled cricketers in our circle without hurting his feelings, so that he can focus on his game and give the best performance.

“It’s just like the motto of sports federations and associations around the world, ‘Athletes come first for us.’ Sajid Khan kept telling. “Our first task is to restore the self-confidence of a disabled cricketer and then bring him to the cricket field and make him perform at his best because it is all for us,” he said. Before, the PPDCA provided all the facilities to these cricketers in the recent National T20 Cricket Championship that the Pakistan Cricket Board provides to its players in any first class cricket tournament,. I have worked with many famous cricketers including Younis Khan, Kabir Khan, Yasir Hameed, Umar Gul, so I have a good idea of ​​what the players need during a big tournament, I am happy that PPDCA It is maintaining the standards set by the Pakistan Cricket Board for domestic cricket. “

Sajid Khan, who has devoted three-fourths of his life to cricket, also wants to remain associated with the Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket Association and work for disabled cricket in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa till his death. Stay tuned for more popularity and new players. “You can’t imagine how happy I am when I get a new disabled cricketer.” Sajid Khan was telling in an enthusiastic manner. “When we tell his family that we want to make your eyes and light the star of the future, he has so much potential that he belongs to his region, his city and above all, Pakistan. The family may not believe it at first, but when the “cricketer son” of his family says it with his own mouth, I am very happy. There are many cricketers that I discovered from a remote area and they also played cricket for Pakistan.

After the Corona virus, sports activities started in Pakistan as well as all over the world. PPDCA also organized the National T20 Cricket Championship which was stalled for two years. The winner was Bahawalpur team. ۔ “Winning Bahawalpur is a testament to the fact that physical disability cricket is gaining momentum across the country.” Sajid Khan started saying. Another example is the Player of the Event Muhammad Noman of the recent National Championship, who won the Man of the Match award four times in his first participation. Everyone, including PPDCA Secretary Amir-ud-Din Ansari, is very happy today to see that their plant has now become a fertile tree and above all, it is now bigger than the smaller areas. Big players are coming. ”

“Now it is the case that an atmosphere of competition has been created in every region including Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar. First Karachi, then Multan, then Peshawar and now Bahawalpur have become champions, ”said Sajid Khan. “It is also a testament to the fact that cricketers playing disability cricket are not just spending time or fulfilling their hobbies, but they are also aware of all the nuances of cricket and that they are constantly learning from their mistakes. I can say for sure that the future of Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket is very bright, people are happy to see Pakistan Disability Cricket Team and take pictures with these cricketers, I am very excited that PPDCA With the continuous efforts of PCB, the ICRC and the Shahid Afridi Foundation, the Pakistan Disability Cricket Association will work more consistently for its cricketers and new events will be launched for them. ”




Omer Shaheen:

Blessed are the people who find true happiness in the work of others, and they are the real capital of humanity. There are people in all walks of life in Pakistan today who are happy with the success of others, although there are very few such examples in the field of sports but there are certainly, one such example is Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It can also be given to Sajid Khan who is considered to be the soul of disabled cricket in KP. From childhood to adolescence and now even in middle age, there is a connection with cricket. From the beginning of disabled cricket in Pakistan, Sajid Khan has been associated with it. The habit of promoting even in small areas and always looking for new talent has made them very popular in KP. Behind his popularity in disabled cricket are important elements like his selfless service and heartfelt affection with the cricketers which not everyone gets.

Sajid Khan, who is serving is serving on honory bases as Peshawar coordinator in the Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket Association, also played very good cricket but his real identity came from playing cricket. He has been the manager of various cricket teams with the Pakistan Cricket Board, which is why he knew how to work at the grass root level. Because of working with the Pakistan Cricket Board, he knew that boys could play high level cricket. It is important to provide them with proper feeding facilities so that the boys can perform at their best. When the PPDCA’s eye fell on Sajid Khan regarding the Peshawar Region election, he did not disappoint the PPDCA and did more than expected, which led to the emergence of talented disabled cricketers from Peshawar. Come, who made a name not only in Pakistan but also outside Pakistan and made the country famous.

“Finding a cricketer with a physical disability was a big problem in the beginning.”Sajid Khan said remembering the past. “People used to laugh at me when I went to Peshawar and its environs to look for disabled cricketer. How can they play cricket? But I used to laugh at them and continue my search. Many times we even advertised in the newspapers that a tournament for physically Disabled cricketers was being held and that they would be disabled to participate in it. Contact us if you are interested in playing cricket. The reward for our perseverance and hard work was that in just a few months, the Peshawar team was formed which played the first National Championship in Karachi 2008.

The recently concluded ICRC Presents SAF National T20 National Physical Disability Cricket Championship featured a number of players, including many young cricketers from Peshawar. “Yes! Now times have changed.” Sajid Khan said in a happy tone. “In the beginning we were looking for players, now the disabled cricketers are looking for us. It is the constant work of PPDCA, honestly focused on its work and the belief that now the best pool of highly capable disabled cricketers has been formed not only in Peshawar region but in all regions, most of them new players. Of The main reason for this is that all the teams are treated equally by PPDCA. It is not that this style of cricket has started in Karachi then it should be given priority over other regions. The PPDCA has never allowed a sense of deprivation to arise in any region and that is its greatest virtue. (to be continued).



ICRC Present SAF National Physical Disabled Cricket Championship: Bahawalpur crowned victory

From: Umer Shaheen

“He came! He saw and conquered. “This well-known English quote comes true to Bahawalpur Disabled Cricket Team Captain Mohammad Shehzad, whose team won the recently concluded ICRC Presents Shahid Afridi Foundation National Disabled Cricket Championship 2021, although Mohammad Shehzad was leading his team in the National Disabled Cricket Championship. His team Bahawalpur performed brilliantly in this National event and defeated all the big teams including their former champions Islamabad, Multan and Karachi . The manner in which Bahawalpur defeated the three-time champion Multan team was very unusual, despite the fact that Bahawalpur team had a majority of new players but their game was somehow better and stronger than their own. No less than, he did well in the last three knockout matches

We are also encouraged by Muhammad Noman, who played five Championship matches and was Man of the Match in four of them consecutively, despite the fact that it was his first National Disabled Championship, and that He was selected for the first time, he had a great start, from the very first match he started to show the essence of his skills and also scored a century, his skills in the most important fields of cricket ie batting, bowling and fielding. Ironman persuaded everyone, even a cricketer who is not a wicket-keeper, to show the same performance in all three fields at the same time, and that too consistently, is very difficult, but looking at Mohammad Noman did not seem to It is a difficult task to show the same skill in all the three fields. Truth be told, it was their left hand job and why not. Muhammad Noman bats with the left hand and bowls with the same hand. Muhammad Noman hails from Kahror Paka, a town in Lodhran and South Punjab.

The Bahawalpur team, led by Muhammad Shehzad, a resident of Basti Gahnewala Moza Ghalo, on the outskirts of Melsi District, Multan, proved to be a “giant color” in the recent National Disabled Cricket Championship Received the honor of. It is indeed a miracle of Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket Association that a young disabled cricketer from a remote village in South Punjab became a winner in the grounds of Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city where playing is every cricketer’s dream. After defeating the Multan team of seven to eight members of the National disabled cricket team in the quarter finals, it also defeated Karachi Disabled, the founder and former National champion of disabled cricket around the world. Like Multan, the Karachi team also included big names playing in the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team.

In the final, Muhammad Shehzad’s team also proved to be a “giant color” for Islamabad. On the paper, the Islamabad Disabled team had a lead over Bahawalpur in many respects. Islamabad had beaten Abbottabad in the quarter finals, which was undoubtedly the strongest team in the recent National Championship. Not only this, Islamabad also defeated Peshawar Disabled in the semi-finals with their handsome teamwork. In the semi-finals, member of the national disabled team and spin bowler Waqif Shah took five wickets including a hat trick. Islamabad’s batting line-up was also excellent, which included Muhammad Noman, Usman Paracha and then Waqif Shah, but it is said that when the two are on the ground in T20, then no team is bigger or smaller, which is the day. Plays well and takes advantage of opportunities to win. The same thing happened in the final of National Disabled Championship at Moin Khan Academy Ground Karachi. Despite losing the toss, Bahawalpur’s winning captain Muhammad Shehzad maintained his grip on the final from the first ball of the match which was rewarded with a trophy and cash prize.

Muhammad Noman of Bahawalpur Disabled was declared the Best Better and player of the tournament while Waqif Shah of Islamabad Disabled was declared the Best Bowler, Ashfaq Shakir of Lahore Disabled was declared the Best Fielder and Abid Hussain of Bahawalpur Disabled was declared Man of the match. Hafiz Ghulam Mohammad of Multan Disabled was also given a special prize.



Mujahid Aslam Khan Bareach, a man from the mountainous land of Balochistan (Second and last part)

Omar Shaheen

“When disabled cricketers from remote areas of Balochistan entered the National Stadium in Karachi for the first time with me, I could feel their inner happiness on their faces.” Muhammad Aslam said with a big smile. “Obviously, he never dreamed that one day he would not only enter the National Stadium Karachi but also play cricket. His feelings and emotions were the same as those of a child who gets his favorite toy without any order. I consider myself fortunate to have brought joy and happiness to the disabled cricketers of Balochistan who were so oppressed and crushed before that even their families may not value them as much as they used to. He got it after joining Quetta and Balochistan Disabled Cricket Team. “

After the first National Disabled T20 Cricket Championship 2008, the players from Balochistan who had participated in this event returned When he informed his family, friends and cricket circles about this cricket, PDCA got an encouraging response. Several new players joined the pool, which resulted in an atmosphere of competition in Balochistan’s disabled cricket. In just two years, the number of players in the Balochistan pool had exceeded 70. The reason for this was that after the first National Disabled Cricket Championship, Mohammad Aslam Bareach and his team did not rest but held several matches in all the districts. At the same time, the search for talented players continued in all the districts of the province, which resulted in their planting of disabled cricket in Balochistan.

Muhammad Aslam Bareach was a member of the Board of Governors of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association as well as a member of the selection committee of the PDCA. Seeing the extraordinary number of players in Balochistan, he appealed to the PDCA to represent at least two teams from Balochistan in the National T20 Cricket Championship. His word was accepted and now every National T20 Disabled Cricket Champions Quetta and Quetta Bolan participate in two ships of Balochistan under the name of Bolan. “Look! It was not easy to lay the foundation of disabled cricket in Balochistan and then promote it.” Muhammad Aslam said. It was Saleem Karim and Amiruddin Ansari, the founders of Disabled Cricket in Pakistan, whose constant encouragement and guidance at every step in this regard gave me the courage to do my job smoothly and today, the situation is in front of you. Three players from Balochistan are currently in the Pakistan National Disabled Cricket Team, what could be a better reward for our efforts?

“Balochistan players have always enjoyed playing in Karachi and that Karachi seems to be their second home.” Muhammad Aslam Bareach continued. “Games around the world have been suspended for the last two years due to the Corona virus and now that the games have been restored and the schedule of the National Disabled Cricket Championship has come, players from both the Balochistan teams are also eager to participate in the event. Are excited We have selected the teams, the players call me two to three times every day and ask when the departure is?۔: It is sports that keep you connected to people from other areas. Balochistan players have friendships with disabled cricketers across the country, including Karachi. And still Balochistan cricketers are eager to play cricket in Karachi and meet their friends here.


“I should have done more for these innocent disabled cricketers of Balochistan, which I have been able to do so far.” Muhammad Aslam said with a sigh of relief. “Despite the fact that the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association provides all the facilities to all disabled cricketers that the Pakistan Cricket Board provides to the players in any first class tournament. It doesn’t end there, I have to take extraordinary care of these players, they have to say and explain the same thing many, many times, because they are innocent, simple and extraordinary people by attracting them to the game. And by giving them the confidence that I feel in happiness, it seems that this is what I have to take from the Creator of the universe and in return I have to give heaven. ”


Mujahid Aslam Khan Bareach, a man from the mountainous land of Balochistan (Part 1)

Omar Shaheen

There is no shortage of people in the beloved homeland who dedicate their lives to a single good cause without seeking any praise or reward. One of such selfless and sincere people is Muhammad Aslam Bareach from Quetta who has been associated with cricket for the last three decades. As well as being a cricket umpire, he is an excellent administrator, man and A person with an understanding of the game and the player. He has been associated with the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association since day one, and in this regard, if his services have to be acknowledged in one sentence, it should be thoughtlessly written that the credit for introducing disabled cricket in Balochistan goes to Muhammad. Aslam Bareach, so it will not be wrong.

When disabled cricket was introduced in Pakistan, it was limited to Karachi. However, when it came time to form such teams in all 18 regions of the country to host the first National Disabled Cricket Championship, PDCA Secretary Amiruddin The choice fell on Muhammad Aslam and he too did not disappoint the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association. “It was definitely a very difficult task. You know that even good normal cricketers are hard to find in Balochistan, even if they are disabled cricketers!” ۔ But we did not give up and started contacts in all the districts of the province. Muhammad Aslam Baeach said. “On the instructions of Haider Lehri, we gathered boys from far-flung areas who were disabled but passionate about cricket.” We were just gathering the boys when the PDCA announced trials in Quetta. It was a matter of great concern to us, as the boys had not yet been confirmed and a trial date had to be set. “

Referring to this interesting situation, Mohammad Aslam further said, “When the PDCA officials reached Quetta for the trials and we were going to the ground the next day, I kept thinking that the trials were not known. How many boys have come to me, lest it be light and all the hard work be wasted. But when I got there, I was overjoyed when I saw more than 40 players on trials. You can’t imagine my happiness, but Amiruddin was happier than me, because it was his dream that was going to come true. There were trials, however, and very talented players appeared. The selected players were also given a match against the normal club the next day. Not only me but all of us were very happy to see that the disabled cricketers selected from the trials played a very good game in the first disabled cricket match in the history of Balochistan.

In the first National Disabled T20 Cricket Championship, the Quetta team played a very good Cricket, as all the regions were formed for the first time in the T20, so the matches were very good. In the first event, all the players were drawn from all over Balochistan but it was renamed as Quetta. Later, when the PDCA organized a five-team tournament, the participating team was named Balochistan. In the beginning, there were many difficulties in giving basic training to the players, setting their mindset regarding the game and making them full sportsmen. The good thing was that the simple players from remote areas of Balochistan were dedicated to learning a lot. “Apart from cricket, we taught them things that are useful in life and society, things that are usually not taught to the disabled even by their families.” Aslam Khan kept telling enthusiastically. (to be continued )

Disabled cricketers are also happy with Pakistan’s historic victory against India

Omar Shaheen

While Pakistani fans all over the world, including Pakistan, are celebrating Pakistan’s great, important and historic victory over India in the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup, Pakistan’s disabled cricketers are also very happy, excited, excited and dedicated to this memorable victory. The disabled cricketers of Pakistan had expressed their views and feelings before the match and declared Pakistan as their favorite and said that the Pakistan team should win the match against India without any pressure. If it is taken as normal then there is no reason why Pakistan could not win the match and then the world saw that it happened.

Disabled cricketers praised Pakistan’s bowling, fielding and batting and said that Babar Azam and his team really did a great job. No catches were made during a big match and the fielding was excellent. All the bowlers bowled well but Shaheen Afridi was not the answer. Captain Babar Azam can be considered lucky in the sense that his name will be written first in the list of Pakistan captains who defeated India in the World Cup match.

The disabled cricketers expressed their feelings after the match, saying that just as the Indian media had created an “air” before the match against Pakistan, the Pakistani team would never play in the ICC World Cup. Could not win and that this match will only be a rule of thumb, India has already won the match considering that it is not wrong to say that “Babar has won India again by repeating history. Will be ”.

Defeating India by Pakistan cricket team has won the hearts of not only Pakistanis but also millions of Muslim cricket fans all over the world. Pakistan captain Babar Azam and wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan have also ended India’s dominance in the ICC World Cup tournaments since 1992, for which all former Pakistan captains should be grateful. “No small team wants a shocking ten-wicket defeat.” Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team Captain Nihar Alam started saying. “It is unusual for an opposing team to win in pursuit of a goal without losing a wicket, it rarely happens, and then when it is in favor of Pakistan in India, as a Pakistani cricketer, we are happy. There is no place. Pakistan really changed the history of Pakistan-India cricket in Dubai.

After the defeat, Pakistan Disabled Cricketers advised the Indian media that if cricket was treated like cricket, it would be better for both the countries. Pakistan and India have to compete with each other and play good cricket. I hope that the situation will improve in this regard from Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Rameez Raja and once again cricket ties between the two countries will be restored. After the defeat of India, the Pakistani media and the people of Pakistan have reacted positively and this is the spirit of sports.

He also said that “Pakistan not only outclassed India in every field but also won the hearts of millions of cricket fans, Indian players and the people of Pakistan by not showing any kind of nonsense after the match.” We don’t want to talk about the way they behave after winning a match against Pakistan. We can only give the example of Pakistan cricket that they showed great sportsmanship and that is the mark of a great team. ‘


Match between Pakistan & India is the beauty of the Game.
PD cricketers said:

Omar Shaheen

While there is great excitement in the world of cricket regarding the scheduled Pak-India match in Dubai on Sunday in connection with the T20 World Cup cricket tournament, the disabled cricketers of Pakistan have also been painted in the colors of this enthusiastic atmosphere. These cricketers declared Pakistan as the favorite to win the Pak-India match.
The disabled cricketers said that the Pakistan team should take the field against India on Sunday without any pressure. Defeat is definitely part of the game, but I believe that Babar Azam & Co. has the ability and capacity to crush India’s team. Pakistan also has the best players in the T20 format who have won many matches against Pakistan in the past. Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhrazman and most of all Babar Azam himself are in the best batting form at the moment. Definitely their batting can make a difference between the two teams. Pakistan’s vice-captain Shadab Khan also has a good chance to prove himself as a hero with his excellent bowling. Anyway, Pakistan’s record in T20 cricket in Dubai is very good.
Pakistan’s disabled cricket team has also played several matches against India and they are well aware of any game between the two countries. The pressure is on the players of both the teams. Many things are going on in the minds of Indian players at the same time, they also understand how important this match is for us.
The disabled cricketers said that the two countries have to put aside the past and play serious cricket so that the world knows that the Pak-India cricket match is no less than the “Ashes series”. It is time for the cricket boards of Pakistan and India to restore cricket ties on the basis of equality. Anyway, no one knows how much damage has been done to cricket on both sides due to the non-permanence of Pak-India matches for the last several decades and no one thinks seriously about it.

“When we played the first match against India, my heart was pounding in my chest.” Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team Captain Nahar Alam said in an enthusiastic tone. “Before, we used to watch Pak-India cricket matches only on TV screens. When we had to play a cricket match against India in Bangladesh in 2015, we found out what the condition of the player is on the field and that What is he thinking He thinks that I have to play 100% today, not 100%. Another important thing is that we never considered the match against India as a war or a traditional match, we took it like a cricket match, we also praised the performance of the Indian players during the match and they praised our good game.
The Pakistan disabled cricket team also played a match against India in England in 2019. Disabled cricketers said that cricket is a very technical game and T20 is a very entertaining game. “A good team is one that learns from its mistakes.” A senior disabled cricketer said. “Pakistan has good and match-winning players in this format. A thrilling match is expected on Sunday. It is not necessary that the work that has not been done in the last 12 matches of the ICC World Cup cricket tournaments, is still not done, yes! You are right. The score is going to be 12-0 to 12-1. The last sentence he uttered with a smile.
Regarding the role of media in the Pak-India match, the Pakistani media supports its team. ۔The good thing is that the players of our team do not take the words of the Indian media seriously and neither is an ordinary Pakistani. We try to learn a lot from the post-match analysis that comes in handy in our style of cricket.


Hamza Hameed awaits the realization of his dream to score century in International PD Cricket

By Omar Shaheen:

Pakistan Disabled Cricket can be said to be very lucky and richest in the sense that its players are present in every part of Pakistan. When someone goes out to play or watch a cricket match in the area, people pave the way for him as soon as they see him, because he has not only demonstrated his abilities with his courage, determination and enthusiasm, but also the PDCA.He is getting a lot of respect in Pakistan and outside Pakistan as well. Among them is Hamza Hameed, a young disabled cricketer from Hyderabad, Sindh who, despite his disability in his youth, has paved new paths of determination not only for disabled but also for normal cricketers.

As a child, Hamza Hameed feet were severely affected by polio, which made it difficult for him to walk. He was able to get an education but his cricketing obsession was at an extreme level despite being disabled. He is naturally gifted with batting skills, if he did not have polio, he would have been a great opener in normal cricket. From the start, he liked to open aggressively like former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal. Despite his disability, his family never stopped him from playing cricket but encouraged him at every step, with the result that Hamza Hameed continued to play regular matches for normal cricket clubs.

Hamza Hameed, from Liaquat Colony Hyderabad, joined Pakistan Disabled Cricket in 2017. Hyderabad coach Iqbal Malik (Former First Class cricketer) saw Hamza Hameed batting in a normal cricket match and advised him to play disabled cricket and when the National Disabled Cricket Championship was held, Hamza Hameed was also selected as the batsman. He played well in his first National Disabled Championship and played many memorable innings. Based on his outstanding performance in the same event, his name was also included in the Patangular Cup where he represented Federal Areas. In the same event, he played an innings of 96 runs against Sindh which is also his best score so far. ۔ He has scored three fifties in domestic disabled cricket. Despite the breakdown of his right foot, he is also a smart and effective fielder who does not allow the batsman to steal runs easily.

Hamza Hameed, 24, was included in the National team that toured England thanks to his excellent batting in the domestic, where he played in the World Series matches. He represented Pakistan in all four matches of this tournament, his aggressive play against India was visible. Against a traditional opponent, he was dismissed for 33 off just 11 balls, including two sixes and four fours. He also scored 27 runs against England. “I was unlucky to get out early against India.” Hamza Hameed reminded of this match. “The ball was coming very well on my bat and when I hit two sixes, I thought I would score big today. In the same match, some of my shorts were also praised by the Indian players. You can see that I played only 11 balls, if I had played 37 balls I could have scored the fastest century like Shahid Afridi. “

The passion for cricket in Pakistan speaks loudly. Since Hamza Hameed is a part of this passion, scoring a century like every batsman is also his dream. “I’m trying to score a century in the upcoming domestic circuit event.” Hamza Hameed said enthusiastically. “My best score is 96 runs. Whenever I talk about it, I regret not scoring a century. I am working hard to score a century in the next event, not only domestically but also for Pakistan. It is my dream to score a century in an international match. I am also very grateful to the PDCA for giving me the opportunity to showcase the essence of my abilities. ” Hamza Hameed is also distinguished from all his siblings because he does not give up easily. He is hopeful that his dream of scoring a century in international cricket will come true soon.

As an opening batsman, while Hamza Hameed likes to play the new ball, his best short-core drive is his. Maybe, the beauty of cricket becomes more visible to those who watch his batting. He believes that he can do a lot in Pakistan Disabled Cricket. With the same determination to do something as a batsman, he continues to work hard.

Iqbal Malik the Head of Hyderabad region is very confident on his abilities and feel proud himself to produce an extra ordinary cricketers to Pakistan.


The Passion of fast bowling made Sher Ali the speed star of disabled cricket

By: Omar Shaheen

Pakistan’s tribal areas are famous all over the world for their zeal, and warriors. When it comes to sports, the region has given the world many famous squash players while a large number of cricketers have also emerged from there. Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association was also lucky in this regard and it also got many talented and best cricketers from the region, one of whom is Sher Ali Afridi, who strengthened the fast bowling department of Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team. One of the legs of this Pakhtun son, who stepped into the world of cricket in his youth by making Pakistan’s speed star Shoaib Akhtar an idol, is an artificial one. One of Sher Ali’s actions during bowling is reminiscent of Maxima, the hero of the famous Russian novelist Stanio Kovic, who had a wooden leg and performed many feats in the world of shipping.

Sher Ali came back to life in childhood dying. “At the age of two, the roof of a mud house collapsed, causing serious injuries to his left leg and amputation of his leg.” He told “I was buried in the rubble for an hour, Allah gave me life again, for which I am very grateful. Five or six years later, I was fitted with an artificial leg. I soon became proficient in walking and running with this prosthetic leg. My childhood was spent listening to people’s words and taunts. I used to fall in love with such things. I have been fond of playing volleyball since my childhood but even here I could not play volleyball. I was told that you are disabled, you cannot play, otherwise your other leg will also be lost.

Despite all this, Sher Ali Afridi used to practice regularly on the volleyball court, although he was frustrated and upset by such things, but he did not stop going to the volleyball court. No matter what you do at home, go to school; only his PT teacher Sajjad Sahib encouraged him in every possible way and urged him to go ahead and face the situation. His advice and support from his family enabled him to become an international cricketer. Surprisingly, Sher Ali, from Bara (FATA), played volleyball instead of cricket as a child. Was interested in cricket and all his school life revolved around this game. During his matriculation exams, he went to the cricket ground near the school to watch a cricket match to pass the time. Decided to become a bowler.

In fact, the beauty of the cricket ground and the fast bowler running to play on it had taken home in his heart. In those days, there were rumors in the world of cricket about fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Shane Bond. Sher Ali Afridi started copying Shoaib Akhtar and developed his bowling action in Shane Bond style. After the matriculation examination, he moved to Peshawar due to the tense situation in the tribal areas. From where he started playing regular cricket. Despite being disabled, he continued to play for normal teams and honed his fast bowling skills, at a time when his speed was over 135 kmph. Coaches Ali Hoti, Ali Akbar Shinwari, Sajid Shah and M Hashmat greatly encouraged and supported him in honing his cricket career. He has taken 18 wickets for Pakistan in international cricket, while playing a number of valuable innings in batting. Which is a perfect expression of their all-round abilities.

After the introduction of disabled cricket in Pakistan, he gave trials from Islamabad and was selected. In the early days of cricket, he was encouraged by Islamabad coach Muhammad Tahir to work with him to hone his bowling skills. Sher Ali Afridi bowled brilliantly in his first National Disabled Cricket Championship in Karachi. The bowling action similar to Shane Bond’s and then trying to be like Shoaib Akhtar made him stand out among his contemporaries in the first championship. He was soon selected in the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team where he also got regular opportunities. “It all seemed like a dream to me.” Sher Ali Afridi said with a sigh. “I am jealous of myself that I played very little cricket and made Pakistan colorful. I got to play cricket in the grounds that millions of people dream about.”

For his consistent performances in domestic cricket, he was made the captain of the FATA team, after which he transformed the FATA team into a great combination. Now the FATA team is called the “giant color” in Pakistan’s disabled cricket. Sher Ali Afridi has also played cricket in England for which he is also very grateful to the PDCA. “Playing in England was one of the most memorable moments of my life.” He told “Spectators would be surprised to see my bowling in England and come to me and see my leg which is artificial, they can’t believe that anyone can bowl so fast even with an artificial leg.”I try to bowl as fast as I can and imitate my hero Shoaib Akhtar in this matter. I am sure I can bowl as fast as I can.”


Waqif Shah from capital journey to success continues

By: Omar Shaheen

During an international sports event in any part of the world, whenever a team walks around the field in front of thousands of spectators, the spectators stand up and greet the players running on the ground, they are greeted with enthusiastic applause. It becomes a memorable and unforgettable moment of life not only for this country, but also for this team and every player of this team, and these moments can also be considered as the total earnings of his life, from the remote villages of Mansehra in the hilly region of Pakistan. Waqif Shah, a spin bowler from the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team, also has fond memories of moments that still haunt him today. During the tournament in England in 2019, at Worcestershire Ground, he had the opportunity to walk around the ground in front of thousands of spectators wearing green shirts and wearing the green crescent flag of Pakistan. Tears of joy came to his eyes.

Waqif Shah belongs to the Pakhtun tribe of Khattak, which is why he does not give up easily and is seen fighting till the last ball on the field, he has won many matches alone with both his bowling and batting at the last minute. Waqif Shah contracted polio at the age of five and became seriously ill, affecting his left leg. However, he did not allow his deficiency to overwhelm him. They used to mingle and play all the games together. They also got interested in cricket after watching cricket teams in and around their villages. His PT teacher included him in the team, he not only batted well in the match but also excelled in bowling and won the match for his team, after which he was never dropped from the school team.

During his school days, his spin bowling and aggressive batting spread in the area. It was now known that the captains of normal teams in the area would beg him to join their team. Waqif Shah played very good club cricket for many teams during this time and later moved to Islamabad. Here a friend of his told him that disabled cricket has started in Pakistan, Islamabad team is also playing national championship, you should also try to play this style of cricket. Listening to a friend, he gave trials to join the Islamabad team where he was selected by coach Tahir Bhai. Thus, he played his first National Disabled Championship in 2015 and led his team to victory with excellent bowling in five matches. He was also the man of the match for two of them.

After joining the national disabled cricket team, national coaches Sabih Azhar and Iqbal Imam also worked with him a lot. Waqif Shah has taken 11 wickets in eight matches for Pakistan while he has taken 39 wickets in national cricket. He has also taken five wickets twice and four fours five times. His best bowling is  in four overs. Giving 15 runs remained five. Waqif Shah is one of the players who has toured England twice. “I consider it my good fortune that I was selected twice for a tour of England, the home of cricket.” Waqif Shah began to tell. “I could not have imagined that during my cricket journey starting from a small hilly ground in Mansehra, I would also play on the historic grounds of England which millions of normal cricketers dream of but cannot interpret. “Certainly all the credit goes to the PDCA, which gave me the opportunity to play cricket for Pakistan.”

Waqif Shah has won many matches for the Islamabad team thanks to his talent. His game was at its peak in the last National Championship held in Pindi Islamabad. He was the man of the match in three consecutive matches and this is a trivial matter. Was not “Like every cricketer, I loved coming on TV.” Waqif Shah said looking at the windows of memories. “During the same event, when I was told that if we win today’s match, our next match will be televised live. We decided to win the match. I took four wickets to lead my team. He brought success and then enthusiastically told everyone, including his family, that my next match will be on TV. There is no limit to this excitement. If you are a sportsman, you can only imagine the intensity on the ground. It can only be done by staying. ”

He acknowledges that the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association has a big hand in changing his lifestyle, giving a person who is disabled a chance to showcase their talents in the best grounds in Pakistan and England. This is not a trivial matter. They also realize that their own abilities have their place, but nature also creates the means to provide opportunities and nature chose the PDCA for this purpose.

Waqif Shah is also very happy that he got the opportunity to build his own house in his village by playing disabled cricket from Pakistan which was his dream. “Yes! A private home is every servant’s dream.” Says Waqif Shah. “I represented Pakistan, played national and international cricket, I have no other source of livelihood, it is thanks to the PDCA that I made my home.” Waqif Shah is currently preparing for the next National Disabled Cricket Championship and is hopeful that he will win several Man of the Match awards this time as well.


Fayyaz Ahmed, a spectator of courage and bravery, Recorded first to international hat trick

By: Omar Shaheen


While Pakistan Cricket has got many famous cricketers including Younis Khan from Mardan, a populous region in the northern part of the country, Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association has also got many talented and enthusiastic players, one of whom is Fayyaz Ahmed. ۔ After suffering a severe polio outbreak at the age of five, his right hand stopped working and his limb became paralyzed. However, he later regained consciousness. Encouraged, they returned to normal life. At such a young age, he gained so much self-confidence that even when people call him disabled, they start thinking, lest Fayyaz Ahmed should get angry. Despite his passion for cricket, he did not play cricket till the age of twelve. Played because being disabled did not give them a chance in the area. Even in his early school years, he was just a spectator watching cross-school cricket matches.

Belonging to the mountainous region of Shergarh, Fayyaz Khan was not only physically strong but also endowed with a fertile mind by nature, which is why he faced every difficulty with a smile despite being disabled. At his urging and repeated insistence, one of his teachers, Muhammad Nawaz, allowed him to play the first match for the school when he was in the eighth grade. From school, he played very good cricket against normal teams, and the encouragement from his teacher also made his game better. He was a left-arm spinner, gifted with the ability to spin the ball fast, and he won many matches for his school. Gradually, rumors of his cricket spread everywhere. Along with the school, he was given the status of a local hero in his area.

Fayyaz Ahmed knew very well that this was not my destination and that I had to go far. Due to its remote location, they rarely had the opportunity to bowl at the nets. In this situation, they set up a separate net for themselves with their help and started continuous practice of spin bowling with their left hand and their skills. but did a lot of work. When disabled cricket started in Pakistan, he gave trials to Peshawar and was selected; he made his mark on all the teams in the first championship. He also praised his bowling, after which he continued to work hard. Meanwhile, the Pakistan team was formed for the tour of Malaysia and Singapore. Fayyaz Ahmed’s name was among the reserve players, and he was very happy.

But nature approved of something else. Fayyaz Ahmed was made a part of the squad at the last minute by dropping a league spinner who made a place in the national team for breach of discipline. He was very happy at that time, he decided that he would not miss this opportunity and he did so. ۔ The best coach of Pakistan cricket Sabih Azhar also worked hard with him to hone his bowling skills. He was the best bowler in his first International Tour where he took 14 wickets in five matches. Was He played more international tournaments and matches for the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team and set a record that will remain with him till the Day of Judgment.

In Bangladesh’s five-nation cricket tournament, he scored a hat-trick in a match against traditional rival India to give Pakistan a memorable victory. He is also the first bowler in the world to score a hat-trick in international disabled cricket. He took four wickets for 14 runs in the match. It was the most memorable match of his life. “It is a great honor for any Pakistani cricketer to play a match against India.” Fayyaz Ahmed said in an enthusiastic tone. “I not only played the match but also scored a hat trick in it, so you can’t imagine my happiness, the memories of this performance still create new excitement and enthusiasm in me today, this pleasure is the same feeling. He could have been on the ground. ” On his return to Pakistan after this brilliant performance, Fayyaz Ahmed was well received not only at Karachi Airport but also in his area which further enhanced his prestige.

He also considers Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association as an equal partner in his achievements and prays that God Almighty give more perseverance to Saleem Karim and Amir uddin Ansari of PDCA so that the journey towards Disabled Cricket continues. Keep


Abdullah Khan, the son of the Rocky Mountains, is also at the forefront of PD cricket

By: Omar Shaheen

The Bolan Valley, the land of the Rocky Mountains, gave birth to many courageous young men who made up stories with their determination and perseverance and are still alive in the pages of history. Abdullah, a disabled cricketer from Quetta, Bolan Maintaining a tradition of perseverance, he overcame his physical shortcomings and faced life and its difficulties like normal human beings. Not only did he make cricket a difficult game for him, but he also faced every challenge The game is made impossible for everyone at times. With a passion for becoming a fast bowler in his heart, he made a name for himself in the area at an early age with his fast bowling, which is why he was not only included in the school team at the age of sixth grade, Sal also led his school team.

Abdullah, who has imitated former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram since his early cricket, has a similar bowling action to Wasim Akram and has the ability to swing the ball in both directions. Despite the fact that his right hand became useless after he contracted polio at an early age, he did not give up and continued to work hard to become like his ideal Wasim Akram. He likes to be like Wasim Akram on the cricket field. “I have not been able to get out of Wasim Akram’s siege of cricket since my childhood. Abdullah said, “Even though my batting is low, I still try to leave wickets like Wasim Akram and hit strong sixes and score the runs that come in handy for my team.”

Before the introduction of disabled cricket in Pakistan, Abdullah Khan was playing good cricket on behalf of normal teams. Due to her tall stature and strong stature, she used to sit on the opposing teams before the match started. At the beginning of disabled cricket in Pakistan, trials were held for the selection of the Balochistan team, but Abdullah Kona was selected not only as a fast bowler but also as the first captain of the Balochistan team. Under his leadership, the Balochistan Disabled Cricket Team participated in the first National Disabled Cricket Championship in which Abdullah’s performance was outstanding. Abdullah was also selected when the first national disabled team was being formed for the tour of Malaysia and Singapore. He was also named Pakistan’s best fielder in the tour, which was a huge success for him on the first tour.

When the first cricket series between Pakistan and England’s disabled cricket teams was played in Dubai, Abdullah represented Pakistan in the first international match and took the honor of taking the first wicket in disabled cricket. “I am very happy that I have this honor and no one can take this honor from me till the Day of Judgment.” “This award is the biggest achievement of my life so far and I am very grateful to Saleem Karim and Amiruddin Ansari of PDCA for making it possible,” Abdullah said. Because the prestige I got in Quetta is due to disabled cricket, before that no matter how good I played, no one praised me and always encouraged compassion and show off which I often despised. It used to be done.

Abdullah, who played a key role in a security company, also faced contempt in the early years of cricket. He still remembers the attitude and words of many people. “I think such people inspire you more.” Abdullah said with a smile. “Today the same people appreciate my game and come to watch my match, take pictures together, because I have enhanced their prestige by representing their city in international cricket.”

In addition to his parents, Abdul Sattar Achakzai, Gulfam Bhai, Aqil Baloch, Aslam Sheikh, Mohammad Aslam Khan and his brother were among those who supported and encouraged Abdullah step by step in his cricket career. During his school days, Abdullah Khan used to play cricket secretly with his family because his parents were against him playing cricket because of his hand, but when he found out about his game, he gave up the opposition. ۔ Abdullah Khan has also been declared the best bowler and best fielder in various National championships and tournaments while showing the essence of his aggressive batting when given the opportunity. Fast bowlers like Abdullah Khan and cricketers with good cricket minds are still the capital of Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association.

He is the first International PD Cricketers from the province of Balochistan for which the sports minister of Balochistan called him in 2012 not only encourage him but gave award to him.


Disabled cricket star Iqbal Hussain emerges from the whirlpool of failures

By: Omar Shaheen

Not everyone knows the art of making their own strength out of their own weakness, an attribute that nature bestows on someone. Only those who are disabled due to some physical defect or disease are more skilled in this skill than a normal healthy person. The important thing is that such people do not give up and get more success by persuading themselves to work harder than normal human beings. One such young cricketer from Karachi is Iqbal Hussain who has a prominent place in Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association. Born with a left hand, Iqbal Hussain is a living example of determination that no one was willing to play cricket with at an early age. The only thing on his mind was that when former Test cricketer Azeem Hafeez like me can play Test cricket for Pakistan despite being disabled with one hand, I can also play good cricket. This led to his obsession and he did not give up hope even after being caught in the whirlpool of failures that he was convinced that he could play very good cricket.

Until a few years ago, Iqbal Hussain begged the local team captains to include me in his team, but due to his physical infirmity No one was willing to feed him cricket but he was discouraged by declaring him disabled. Eventually, after the formation of Orangi Star, its captain Mumtaz Bhai and Sharif Bhai fed him permanently, while Wasim Bhai supported him step by step, for which Iqbal Hussain considers him a benefactor of his cricket.

Playing with normal cricketers, Iqbal Hussain’s spirits soared and he started playing better than before in every match. Gradually, he became indispensable for the Orangi Star. Without him, the team would not be complete. Iqbal Hussain, who studied up to B.Com, says: “My early cricket was frustrating. It helped a lot, but I still think that if there was no disabled cricket in Pakistan, I would have been playing in Orangi Town as a normal cricketer. Iqbal Hussain bowls league spin with his right hand. It is difficult to play his spinning balls.

When disabled cricket started in Pakistan, Iqbal Hussain gave trials for the Karachi team and was selected, after which he gained more confidence. He has done well not only in Karachi but also on the grounds of Lahore and Dubai. Iqbal Hussain has played all the National cricket tournaments and championships of Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association so far. He is well known in Orangi Town ​​Karachi. Despite being disabled, people now respect him for his sport and for representing Pakistan. It is said that no sports function in Orangi Town is complete without the participation of Iqbal Hussain. Iqbal Hussain is very grateful to Saleem Karim, the founder of Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association for this honor.

Iqbal Hussain has also played international cricket for Pakistan. He represented Pakistan against Afghanistan and England and brought success to Pakistan with his spin bowling. “I am proud that I have not lost any of the international matches I have played for Pakistan,” he said. Even at national disabled cricket, Iqbal Hussain’s bowling magic works well and he is called a bowler in a difficult situation. When the balls are high and the score is low, he dominates the opposing team. He also specializes in making breakthroughs during matches. He has won many matches in Karachi at the last minute only because of his meticulous bowling, of which he is rightly proud.

The return home after representing Pakistan against England is the best and happiest memory of Iqbal Hussain’s life. “I wasn’t sure I would be welcomed like that.” Iqbal Hussain said. “I understood that the people who came to Karachi airport to welcome the Pakistan team are just that, although we were well received at the airport, but when I arrived in my area, not only my house but The whole street was decorated, I was loaded with garlands of flowers, and carried home on my shoulders, such a welcome was no less than a surprise to me. I am indebted to PDCA for this honor, who picked up a disabled cricketer from Orangi Town and opened international cricket. For me, it’s still like a dream. “

Iqbal Hussain is working on in Pakistan Post office since 15 years.



Shahid Afridi of Disabled Cricket Umaiz-ur-Rehman, is better than normal cricketers

By: Omar Shaheen

God blesses every human being with some flaws and some strengths and surely those who succeed in every field of life are those who make their strengths, courage and conviction instead of making their flaws their weaknesses, history of a human witness that even those with physical defects have became successful by performing great deeds alone. In Pakistan’s disabled cricket, there will be many layers of determination in the story of every cricketer. Umaiz -ur-Rehman is prominent in the sense that he was playing very good normal cricket despite his physical defect before he came into disabled cricket. By making Pakistan cricket superstar Shahid Khan Afridi a role model, he tried to bat, bowl and field like him and proved to be so obsessed that he adopted the same hair style as Shahid Afridi, which is why That he is called Shahid Afridi of Disabled Cricket.

Umaiz -ur-Rehman, a highly educated man from the historic city of Bahawalpur, contracted polio at the age of six months and his left leg was severely affected. When he regained consciousness, he realized his shortcomings, he did not care about it at all and spent his childhood like a normal boy and enjoyed it very much. His mother guided him step by step. Along with cricket, he completed his education from college, universitie to Masters and is currently preparing for his PhD.

Umaiz -ur-Rehman not only played normal cricket at school, college and university level as well as inter-district, inter-board, inter-university and region level but also led the university team, played early cricket from Sutlej Club Bahawalpur and formed his own club. When disabled cricket was introduced in Pakistan, someone asked him to give trials for it too, but he was offended that I am playing normal cricket, why should I give trials? Later, at the request of Dr. Aftab Gilani, he agreed to give trials where he was selected. After being selected, experienced coach and cricket organizer Jamil Kamran further honed his skills. Umaiz-ur-Rehman is also a bowling all-rounder and best fielder.

Being from a wealthy family, they are very upset when someone sympathizes with them because of their physical lack. They think of themselves as normal human beings, so they are always ready for any difficult task that is impossible even for normal people. After Pakistan’s defeat in the 1999 World Cup final, he had promised his family at an early age that he would lead Pakistan to victory. He fulfilled his promise by playing 13 international matches in which he led Pakistan to memorable victories against India, Afghanistan and England. He has taken 27 wickets in his international career. Four wickets for 12 runs is his best bowling, while against India he took three wickets for 17 runs in Bangladesh’s five-nation tournament 2015 and played an important role in Pakistan’s victory.

Along with the wanted Matloob Qureshi, Jahanzeb Tiwana and Nihar Alam, it would not be out of place if Umaiz-ur-Rehman is also declared the superstar of Pakistan Disabled Cricket. There is no more educated cricketer in Pakistan Disabled Cricket than Umaiz-ur-Rehman. Umaiz-ur-Rehman, who played early cricket in Bahawalpur, has also played cricket for Pakistan in Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Bangladesh. He is very grateful to PDCA’s Saleem Karim, Amiruddin Ansari, Jamil Kamran, Dr. Aftab Gilani and his first coach Ijaz Akhtar in his career as well as his mother whose encouragement has never disappointed him in life.



Jamil Kamran, a charismatic teacher of disabled cricketers

By: Omar Shaheen

Two people are always remembered in all walks of life, one who achieves unforgettable achievements in any field due to his gifted ability and the other who enables a person to achieve success and at that time Encourage him, value him and work for him when nothing happens, surely such people get the status of “Messiah” in their respective fields, and when it comes to disabled people such people The value and prestige of is further enhanced by the fact that he worked in a field that is considered very sensitive. One such messiah is Jamil Kamran from Multan, who is 45 years old and has been associated with the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association since day one. Through his tireless efforts, Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association has got many talented and talented cricketers from Multan, the land of saints, who have represented Pakistan not only domestically but also internationally and made the country famous. Eight players from Multan join the National disabled cricket team which is no less than an honor for Multan and Jamil Kamran himself.

In the early days of Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association, Jamil Kamran, under the direction of Amiruddin Ansari, the founders of Disabled Cricket, not only found talented cricketing cricketers in South Punjab, including Multan, but also honed their talents. Formed the team and also ensured the participation of Multan team in the first National Disabled Championship (2008) in a short time. Initially, it was very difficult to find disabled cricketers from Multan. The players who came had many questions in their hearts that God knows how these people should treat us. In a society where a disabled person does not have equal rights, forming a team for a game that is popular all over the country was a big surprise for disabled cricketers. Despite this, Jamil Kamran l initially found many talented players who went with him for a long time. Matloob Qureshi and Jahanzeb Tiwana, have the status of superstars in disabled cricket. Apart from them, the names of Haris, Umeez-ur-Rehman, Majid Hussain and Zubair Saleem are prominent among the players introduced by Jamil Kamran, It would not be wrong to call Jamil Kamran a “one man academy” for disabled cricket in Multan.

About the initial training of disabled cricketers, Jamil Kamran says, “Initially, when disabled youngsters come to play, I treat them like a ‘mother’, because they are very sensitive.” They get love only in their own home. When they go out of the house, society looks at them with contempt, no matter what their voices are. Those who come from the villages around Multan have to work harder to overcome their feelings of deprivation, frustration, negative thinking about themselves and lack of self-confidence. My first priority is to make it clear to them that you don’t consider yourself disabled, you are normal and you can do everything that other normal cricketers can do when they When the thinking goes away then new self-confidence is created in them and they feel like a changed person, just after that my job becomes easier and I focus on cricket. I work with them. “



It was due to the hard work of Jamil Kamran and the excellent performance of his players that Multan not only played the final of the first National Disabled Cricket Championship but also excelled in every event, even Multan did its best. He also left Karachi behind where disabled cricket started. The performance of the Multan team gradually improved over all the regions of Karachi and Pakistan. Multan is the winner of the last three National championships while it has played in many championships and finals of the tournament so far. Jamil Kamran is working not only in Multan but also in other districts of South Punjab like Bahawalpur and Dera Ghazi Khan. He has a large pool of players and keeping this in mind, Bahawalpur has allowed to form a separate team and now the two Team of South Punjab participate not only in the National Disabled Cricket Championship but also in other tournaments which gives full representation to most of the players in the region at the national level. Is done.

When Pakistan’s first disabled cricket team visited Malaysia and Singapore in 2010, it also included several disabled cricketers from Multan, which was an indication that a lot of work was being done on disabled cricket in Multan. Jamil Kamran has not given up the task of finding disabled cricketers from this region of South Punjab till now, but now he has become accustomed to go to South Punjab, I keep asking my acquaintances that there is no disabled child here who loves to play cricket, this shows Jamil Kamran’s love for Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association but also to the point of madness. Also happens Of course, he had to go through very difficult paths in his work, but with his perseverance, he made every impossible task possible. Five to seven of his players change in the next tournament or championship. Interestingly, Matloob Qureshi, the Pakistani superstar wanted in disabled cricket, who also has the honor of scoring his first international century for Pakistan, When he came to Jamil Kamran, he was not ready to play cricket. The father of Matloob did not want to play cricket. Jamil Kamran also explained a lot then he agreed to allow him to play cricket.

What is special about Jamil Kamran is that he is a well-known and well-organized cricket organizer as well as a disciplined sportsman. He has made a name for himself in sports other than cricket. Referring to an incident of discipline, he said, “Multan team had a very talented disabled cricketer (name withheld). After refusing to play in the semi-finals, he refused to play despite my persuasion, as he was a key bowler. Due to his absence, Multan lost in the semi-finals. The players became obsessed and refused to go back to Multan with the cricketers who did not play the match but also refused to play in the future. We knew that the international tour of Pakistan’s disabled cricket team was near and that cricketer “It was an automatic choice. We banned the cricketer for a year. The PDCA also appreciated our decision and commended us for not compromising on discipline.” Jamil Kamran is not only optimistic about the bright and bright future of Pakistan Disabled Cricket, but he is also trying to set up a regular academy for disabled U-19 and U-16 disabled boys in Multan so that Multan can look for backup talent. Don’t face difficulties. Discussing about Jamil Kamran the General Secretary of PDCA total that Jamil Kamran is the man behind success of PD Cricket at International Level. He has an experienced of cricket more then 4 decays which help us a lot, under his managership Pakistan won  the series against England in Dubai 2014. We are not only gratefull for his marvelous services but we are proud to him.



Ashfaq Shaker, a legless masterpiece in fielding (second and final part)

By: Omar Shaheen

Even though Ashfaq Shakir did not get a match in the first National Disabled Cricket Championship, he was happy to think that he has now found the right direction where he can fulfill his dream and play cricket here. Earlier, no cricketer had appeared on the Pakistan cricket scene from around Patoki Tehsil in Kasur District. Ashfaq Shakir thought he could make a name for himself in disabled cricket. Ashfaq Shakir, who started his cricket journey from his village, had also changed his lifestyle through PDCA. He was responsible for the welfare of the people for which he was always striving. It is worth mentioning here that he did not let his family members know that he had come to Karachi to play cricket, because he had to send money home regularly every month. Worked and paid for the days he spent in Karachi during the championship and sent home all the money. Living in Lahore, he continued his career as well as his cricketing journey. Now he was looking forward to another disabled cricket event where he was eager to show his talents.

A few months later, in 2008, the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association organized a 40-over cricket championship in which Ashfaq Shakir was part of the Lahore team. This time he also got the match but he made a mistake that he gave an interview to a TV channel without informing his manager, as a result of which his team management immediately dropped him from the team. Decided to send Ashfaq Shakir’s luggage to the hotel counter. Ashfaq Shakir apologized to his head coach and manager several times, recommended to the captain after which he was released with a stern warning and it was also said that if such a mistake is made in future, Pakistan Disabled Cricket The doors will be closed forever. This shows how much importance PDCA attaches to discipline during its events. As punishment, Ashfaq Shakir was sent to the one-down position in the next match against Bahawalpur, thinking that playing a new ball would make him lose his mind. The wicket was too fast and the wicket had fallen in the first over. Ashfaq Shakir stood on the crease and played his natural game and scored a century. In this innings, he scored 101 off 72 balls, which is also the first century in disabled cricket. After this innings, he was applauded on all sides and everyone knew that Ashfaq Shakir is a batsman with extraordinary abilities.

Ashfaq Shakir has also played for Pakistan against Afghanistan Disabled Cricket Team and England. He is the first cricketer from Kasur District, Patoki Tehsil to represent Pakistan in an international match, followed by current national team all-rounder Faheem Ashraf. Certainly this was made possible by the efforts of the PDCA itself and Ashfaq Shakir openly admits this. “Despite the poverty, hardship and unfavorable conditions, if a disabled cricketer has played international cricket for Pakistan, it is thanks to the PDCA, by the grace of God, now my life,” he said. The style has changed and I also run my own sports shop. I got this awareness after joining PDCA. ” He played a memorable innings for Pakistan against England in Dubai when Pakistan had lost three wickets for four runs. On his return from England, he received a warm welcome. His men took him in a procession to villages 16km from Kasur. It was the first time any cricketer in the area had received such a warm welcome, and most of all, Ashfaq Shakir’s father was among those who greeted him.


Ashfaq Shakir, a legless masterpiece in fielding (Part 1)

Omar Shaheen

Many young people of the beloved homeland, who were crushed in the mill of unfavorable conditions, poverty and worries, went ahead and emerged as a beacon of success in their field. Be a source of encouragement for people like you. There are many examples of this in all walks of life in Pakistan. However, such people are rarely seen in sports. When it comes to Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association, one cannot forget Muhammad Ashfaq Shakir, a resident of a remote village in Kasur Tehsil, Patoki District, Punjab, who, despite his extreme adversity and poverty, not only played disabled cricket for Pakistan and also has the honor of scoring the first century in disabled cricket. Because of his active and intelligent fielding, his teammates used to call him “Jonty Rhodes” and “Imran Nazir”. Interestingly, these two names were given to him by Saleem Karim, the founder of Disabled Cricket, who was fond of his fielding. It is a fact that Ashfaq Shakir is an excellent fielder who has definitely same 15 to 25 runs in every match but their run outs sometimes turn the tide of the match.

There is a striking resemblance between Ashfaq Shakir and former Pakistan cricket captain Waqar Younis. His right foot was cut in half at the age of four in a fodder cutting machine. That’s why his leg was short. He saw the 1992 World Cup victory in his youth and that is probably why his cricketing obsession started at the age of six and continues to this day. Ashfaq Shakir had seen poverty and deprivation in and around his home since childhood, so he not only had a passion for satisfying his cricketing passion but also a job to support his family. His father was strongly opposed to him playing cricket, yet he played tape tennis cricket in secret. Once in a match against the Chaudhrys, Ahmed Shakir was not going to bat because his father was sitting in front, so his captain went to Ashfaq Shakir’s father to let his son go for batting, otherwise we would loose the match. Will lose His father gave permission. Ashfaq Shakir hit 11 sixes to lead his “poor” team to victory against the “Chaudhrys”. It should be noted that this match was held only once a year. Since then, his father has never stopped him from playing.

Ashfaq Shakir wanted to play cricket with hardball, but employment problems prevented him. During this time, he worked in many factories and continued his hobby by playing in the teams of these factories. He did not play hardball cricket until he was 20 years old. When he had to come to Lahore for employment, one day in his spare time he went to a net and picked up his hair. It was the net of a well-known rural team in Lahore. Seeing his passion and determination, Only a few weeks later, the current captain Babar Azam, who was a teenager at the time, started coming to the same net with his father. The captain of the club handed over Babar Azam to him. You get him to net, so he also has a hand in Babar Azam’s early cricket, Ashfaq Shakir started playing hard ball well and on the same net he improved his fielding skills to the best of his ability. Throughout the night he would “refug” at a tailor’s shop and during the day he would work on his skills on the cricket net. Ashfaq Shakir was selected in the Lahore disabled team in 2007 when the formation of teams across the country began after the formation of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association. However, he did not get to play any matches in the first national championship. He returned to Karachi happily as the encouragement he received from Saleem Karim in Karachi and the praise he received for his fielding became a beacon for his future. (to be continued )



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Pakistan Disable Cricket Team Captain Nihar’s Aap Beti, Who Proved Himself In The World (Part 5)

Omar Shaheen

Pakistan’s successful captain, an example of determination for all Nihar Alam did not look back after joining the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Circle and continued to reap the rewards. While playing national and international cricket for Pakistan, he regularly took part in local cricket as well as his job in his hometown. Despite being a disabled cricketer, Nihar Alam is still playing an active role in this competitive cricket which is no less of a challenge for any normal cricketer. Referring to one such match, Nihar Alam said that in one match when I was on the crease, Gayatwan’s team needed 92 runs off 22 balls. I told my batting partner that you have to do as I say and I have to take a single and strike. I won the match one ball before I got the target alone, when people saw me hitting sixes with one hand, they encouraged me a lot ۔ The reception I received after this match still seems like a dream to me. After playing National Disabled Cricket, he gained national fame, especially when people in any city of Pakistan could not help but admire his batting. His circle of fans is widening.

Nihar Alam went abroad with the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team on every tour, where he played a role in the success of the Pakistan team. Even abroad, people were amazed to see him batting and bowling with one hand and when they saw him fielding the ball like a normal cricketer, the surprise was doubled. Nihar Alam has led Pakistan to victory in many matches with his batting and bowling abroad. He bats in the middle order, in this position he has several fifties who played a key role in the success of the team. On the tour of Bangladesh, he topped the list with eight wickets, while against England, he not only led his team to victory by playing an all-round game, but also lifted the trophy as a captain. Anyway, winning in England is the desire of every Pakistani captain; Nihar Alam has also got the realization of this dream when he picked up the winning trophy of the Tri-Nation Series in England, the birthplace of cricket in 2018. Despite the fact that his daughter passed away during the same event, he showed great patience and perseverance, despite having the option to return home, he enjoyed playing the event, he not only played great cricket but also helped Pakistan win. ۔ He is in astonishing the spectators by making amazing catches in the match, the number of his catches in different fielding positions in national and international matches is more than 30.

Nihar Alam, who has a strong cricketing mind, was made the captain of Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team in 2016. Under his captaincy, Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team has played 15 matches in international tours and Pakistan in which Pakistan has won 8 and lost only 4. He lost the matches. From this record, it is possible to get a good idea of ​​how much nature has endowed Nihar Alam with the power of cricket. The Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association also appreciates Nihar Alam’s cricketing prowess. When the Pakistan Cricket Board awarded Nihar Alam the Best Cricketer award two years ago 2018, it certainly had a lot to do with the efforts of the PDCA as it was the PDCA that exposed the cricketing abilities of the disabled in Pakistan. In the fertile soil of Pakistan, Nihar Alam still has many disabled cricketers who need to be brought to the fore and made a rare gem like Nihar Alam. Yes, Nihar Alam is a role model not only for disabled people like himself but also for normal people who did not give up despite adverse conditions, continued their journey in the right direction, worked sincerely and “hardship”. Like rising from a backward area to show the essence of his talent on the grounds of England and winning, winning trophies, playing cricket in the best stadiums in the world. It is important to remember that nature also helps those who help themselves. Who knows better than Nihar Alam. Nihar Alam is our pride and having outstanding behavior both in and outside the field. He is the assets of the country.


Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team Captain Nihar’s Aap Beti, Who Proved Himself In The World (Part 4)

Omar Shaheen

Bowling on the mother-made net, entry into disabled national cricket.After passed 0matriculation, Nahar Alam played cricket in his own area for four years. After Iran XI, he became attached to HCCR Club where Haji Mohammad Alam gave him full encouragement. “In early cricket, I had the full patronage and guidance of Zain Bhai and Haji Mohammad Alam, who helped me at every opportunity. In a world of despair, I was never allowed to break up, my parents and family both of them have a big hand in shaping and refining my early cricket. ” After the village’s only cricket ground was demolished, he set up a small practice ground with his help at a local school, where he practiced bowling alone on the net for several hours alone, he said. The net for this ground was made by my mother out of plastic cords, which also gives an idea of ​​how much my mother cared about me and my sport, despite the fact that Many people in the area knew me and appreciated my sport, but the feelings you get from your parents about the sport are more precious and powerful than any luxury in the world that gives you It motivates them to work harder and helps them to reach the point of insanity for success. ”

Until 2004, Nihar Alam continued to play cricket in his area, but now his fame has spread beyond his own district to other districts. Meanwhile, he moved to Islamabad, where he took a job in a hotel, where he resumed his education. He passed FA and started preparing for BA but luck was on his side. The trials of the athletics team for the 2006 Paralympic Games were held in Islamabad. Nihar Alam also participated in these trials. It is also interesting to note that he has been interested in athletics since childhood. He was also an excellent sprinter. He always came to the Victory Stand in the 100 meters and 200 meters. Nihar Alam was selected for finishing second in the trials across Pakistan and he went to Malaysia with the athletics team where he competed in the 100 meters, 200 meters and long jump. After attending an international event in Malaysia, he took a government job in his own village. He said about job, “This job was to vaccinate children against polio, so I accepted this job to fulfill a mission and to serve humanity so that children can be vaccinated with their own hands.” “If a child is infected with polio, let him be courageous and teach him that one should never admit defeat in life, one has to face every difficulty with one’s life.”

Along with his job, Nihar Alam’s cricket was going on and now he was also playing club cricket regularly. After the establishment of the Disabled Cricket Association in Pakistan in late 2007, the preparation of teams in different regions had begun. Nihar Alam also gave trials in his area and was elected from Peshawar region. In his first match for Peshawar Region in the National Championship, he scored more than 50 runs and took three wickets. Amiruddin Ansari, secretary of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association, gave him a special applause for his performance, which gave him a lot of encouragement. Nihar Alam said, Coming up, playing matches with people like you and in big stadiums of the country is the dream of every cricketer who belongs to a remote rural area. I was lucky to be playing great cricket under the banner of Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association. Nihar Alam’s excellent performance continued from the first event which later made him the captain of Peshawar region, he is still the captain of Peshawar region. He has participated in all the national events organized by the Pakistan Disabled Association to date, captivating a scholar with his magical batting and bowling (continued)


Pakistan Disable Cricket Team Captain Nihar’s Aap Beti, who Proved Himself in the World (Part 3)

Omar Shaheen

All-round performances, all around the cricket mind

After the school finals, Nihar Alam played his second match for the Baba Hill Club under the captaincy of Dawood Bhai, who was the first to offer him to play for his team. A hardball tournament started in “Tangi”. Nihar Alam participated in this tournament held at Richie Cricket Ground. Nihar Alam used to do bowling as well as bowling with the same skill, in his second match of the same tournament, Nihar Alam surprised the people once again by taking three wickets through leg spin bowling. Dawood Bhai, the captain of his own team, was also amazed. Nihar Alam had also given his all-round game to the opposing teams during the same tournament. Nihar Alam was also an active and skilled fielder in a match of the same tournament. He not only caught three difficult catches with one hand but also made a run out through his fast and lively throw. He participated in every match of the event, people appreciated his batting and bowling as well as his fielding. Which, of course, made him a hero overnight sensation.

Gradually, Nihar Alam’s fame spread from his village “Tangi” to Charsadda and surrounding areas. Now no tournament in the area would be held without Nihar Alam, when he started his own club, Iran XI. He was also invited to play in every tournament. Nature had given Nihar Alam a “tremendous cricket mind”. In those days, a tape ball tournament was going on in Charsadda. Nihar Alam’s friends insisted that you also come along to watch the final of the tournament. Nihar Alam agreed and he also went to watch the final. Coincidentally, some players of his friends’ favorite team could not reach the ground in time for the match. At the insistence of his friends, Nihar Alam agreed to play the match. He laid down a condition that if his words were followed during the match, then victory in the match is certain, that is what was done. The opposing team was very strong and had very good players but thanks to Nihar Alam’s “cricket mind” the relatively weak team won the final and surprised them. This is the “cricket mind” given to Nihar Alam by nature. Was the first glimpse that made the viewers even more crazy.

There are many such incidents in Nihar Alam’s early cricket which made him famous in his district and surrounding areas. Now people started calling him “Captain” instead of taking his name. His club Iran XI had also become very famous and now people from far and wide used to come to watch his team’s match and especially to watch his game. In his academy, young cricketers started coming to him to learn the mysteries of cricket. Nature had also endowed Nihar Alam with the skill that he could convey his message to others in a very easy and understandable way. He knew how to put it in simple words, which is why the young cricketers who came to him would learn cricket from him as well as get used to it. Asked to work hard, the young cricketer practiced it and improved his game. Meanwhile, Nihar Alam passed matriculation in 2000. However, he did not immediately enter college and kept his focus on cricket and his skills. I made hard work my motto for further growth. (to be continued )


Pakistan Disable Cricket Team Captain Nihar’s Aap Beti, Who Proved Himself In The World (part 2)

Omar Shaheen

The first success of “One Hand Master”, the beginning of the journey to the heights

The fame of Nihar Alam had spread in his area even before this school final. Due to polio, one of his hands was paralyzed. To be able to go or to lift light weights, Nihar Alam decided to bat with one hand at the age of eight, in which he practiced to the point of insanity and became so skilled that he could easily play every ball around the wicket on merit. Not only that, but with one hand and the same skill, he could hit a boundary as well as a six. The boys and schoolmates who played with him were jealous of his skills and came to see his practice regularly. Nihar Alam had not only mastered one-handed batting but also spin bowling with one hand. They also used to do it, which made the viewers drown in amazement. It is worth mentioning here that his family members supported him in the matter of cricket and encouraged him at every step.

Until now, Nihar Alam’s practice was to his personal advantage. He had never played a match in the area, but at his insistence, his school’s cricket coach, Mushtaq Ahmad, fielded him as an opener in the final of a local school tournament, where he remained unbeaten, scoring 48 runs to take his school to the final, although his school PT teacher Mushtaq Ahmad had willingly sent him the opener in the final, he was not sure that Nihar Alam will bat so well and completely with his hands that he will win the match for his team, but all his estimates of Nihar Alam’s batting proved to be wrong. On many shots of Nihar Alam, Mushtaq Ahmed himself openly praised and after the match, he hugged and applauded them. At the end of the match, there was no place for Nihar Alam to be happy. He felt like he was floating in the air, has won the World Cup. Surprisingly, this was the first hardball match of Nihar Alam’s life.

After this final, his fame spread further in the villages and surrounding areas and he was considered a regular cricketer, which was the success of his first major despite being disabled. Every young and old who had an understanding and interest in cricket in his area was talking about him. He was also called “One Handmaster”. After this match, the cricket scene in his area also changed. Done, now every team and regular club started offering them to play on their behalf and no village cricket tournament or match would have been completed without the participation of Nihar Alam. He played cricket for various clubs for a short time but then Nihar Alam decided to form his own team. He formed a cricket team called Iran XI of which he was also the captain. Zain Bhai fully cooperated with him and gave his full support. Now that Nihar Alam had his platform, he not only played cricket regularly every day but also worked to improve his batting skills, for which he consulted with the best and the best coaches, regularly watched matches in his region and tried to learn from them as a left-handed batsman. (to be continued )


The life of Pakistan Disable Cricket Team Captain Nihar Alam, who has proved himself in the world (Part 1)

Omar Shaheen

There is no task in the world is difficult or impossible, If a person has a definite intention of something or makes a purpose of his life, then nothing in the world can stand in the way of his intention and success. The history books are full of the struggles of normal human beings. At the same time, people who have become disabled for some reason but have allowed their disability to become their weakness and they have done things that should be done, perhaps, the example of such people is less and less in history. We see in our daily lives such genius working people who have not made themselves needy despite their disability and are doing their daily work themselves. Such people are admirable and worthy of imitation, as far as sports are concerned, There are definitely people who have done well on the world stage despite their physical disabilities. Recently, Haider Ali, a disabled Pakistani athlete, set a similar example by winning a gold medal at the Paraolympics. Win the hearts of compatriots with disabilities. Similarly, Nihar Alam made Pakistan famous with his game and his skills and achievements and made disabled people and cricketers like him happy.

The only example of this in Pakistan cricket was Azeem Hafeez who played Test cricket in spite of his disability. Stories of determination and courage also began to flow, including those who did not justify their weakness and disability and proved their abilities by playing normal cricket from day one. One of them is Nihar Alam, the captain of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team. Nihar Alam, from a village in Peshawar, not only played internationally with his God-given talents but also set an example for disabled cricketers with his game. He was a man of determination, never gave up in any field, which is why his cricket journey, which started from the village, continues today in which he played cricket not only in England but also there. He also picked up the success and this journey continues today. He was also given the award of the best cricketer of the year 2018 by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

In this article, I am introducing you to the same promising disabled cricketer Nihar Alam who not only played international cricket on the basis of his determination but also influenced a generation of disabled people and never let them down from their disability. He also taught a lesson of not losing. Nihar Alam forced polio at the age of just four, which caused him to have a problem with one of his legs and an arm, and at an early age he began to have difficulty performing daily tasks. There was a lot of passion, even his disability could not reduce his passion, he did not get opportunities to play but he did not give up. He developed his passion for cricket with his help, worked on his batting and bowling skills on his own, although the practice involved the efforts of his friends, but the practice was not permanent. Initially, Nihar Alam had difficulties in his hobby of cricket. Normal cricketers were not in favor of feeding him with him in any way, but Nihar Alam wanted to show his abilities so he decided to play cricket on behalf of his school. He did his best and was finally put on the field as an opener in a local school tournament to test his abilities. (to be continued)


Founder of Pakistan Disabled cricket Association
Founder of Pakistan Disabled cricket Association

The journey of the rise of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (25th and last part)

Omar Shaheen

When the Pakistan disabled cricket team returned home after losing the five-nation World Cricket Series in England, it was greeted in the same way as it did a year ago when the same team won the tri-nation cricket tournament. At the same Karachi airport, PDCA officials, people from Karachi cricket circles as well as a large number of players’ families welcomed the national disabled cricket team and a single individual Even these players did not show that they have come to defeat. Everyone was busy welcoming the national team players, at which point the players themselves felt like they had come home like a winner.

The message to the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team that the players were so well received by the Pakistani people, the families of the players and the PDCA officials themselves was that the real goal for us but for all Pakistanis is to encourage disabled cricketers in every way. I don’t need any trophy, no medal from them, I have to cheer them on in every way and at every opportunity, I have to encourage them in every situation, I have to give them the confidence that any normal Given to individual or normal cricketer and normal sportsman. These disabled cricketers have to be mentally strengthened so that they can make a place for themselves in the society only with their hard work and their strong arm.

I personally think that the greatest achievement of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association is that no one else has done so much for the disabled people and cricketers of Pakistan since its inception. Thanks to the PDCA, the words for people with disabilities, such as Lola, Langara, etc., have disappeared from Pakistani society and now not everyone sees such people and uses such words for them, but calls them disabled.

Our social tragedy is that in the past we used to call such disabled people with vulgar words and not only did we call them but we used to insult and repel them by repeating the same words over and over again. It is thanks to the PDCA that such people are now called by the polite word disabled and this is also because disabled cricket has been played in every corner of Pakistan for the last several years and that wherever They have matches there. These players are called disabled cricketers, so now the language of children is disabled instead of the ugly words of the past. No one noticed.

I have written many times before in the same article that after Pakistan Cricket Board, if there is any organization of cricket in Pakistan which is organized and fully functioning then it is Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association. National cricket series, several overseas tours of Pakistan disabled cricket team, tri-nation cricket series victory in England, numerous national T20 championships in Pakistan, holding a large number of pentangular cricket tournaments is not a trivial matter, Pakistan disabled cricket even today It is fresh and flourishing with all its beauty and charm. As in the past, PDCA officials are still loyal to their work and their cause.

After dealing with a deadly epidemic like Corona and two years later, while sports are recovering in all sectors around the world, the PDCA also has a number of plans for the future that are fully and positively based. Implementation can still surprise everyone today, my prayers and best wishes have been with PDCA since its inception and will continue to be so in the future.


The journey of the rise of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 24)

Omar Shaheen

After losing two of the three matches in the Physically Disabled World Cricket Series, it was not easy for Pakistan to compete with India, despite Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association officials and team management telling players to attend the event. Forget the defeats of India and enter the field against India with new determination and courage and achieve success so that the event ends in victory, but nature approved of something else. The match against India was a test of nerves for our cricketers as well as a test of their morale, as a large number of Pakistani and Indian spectators were present on the grounds of Brooms Groves Cricket Club to watch the match. It was a match in which the Pakistan disabled cricket team tried their best to keep up the pressure from the start of the Indian team’s batting, but the Indian batsmen got the required score in the 18th over to avenge the 2015 Bangladesh defeat.

Pakistan scored 150 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the first innings, including 30 by Hamza Hameed, 28 by Majid Hussain, 27 by Muhammad Shahbaz and 21 by Matool Qureshi. Vikrant Kenny took two wickets for India. In response, India initially started the innings a little slower thanks to Pakistan’s excellent bowling and fielding, but they did not lose a wicket after the ninth over, they scored quickly and won the match by eight wickets for 151 runs in 17.1 overs. Khan made 69 off 43 balls with six sixes and four fours while the other opener Finassi remained unbeaten on 55 runs. Both of them scored 125 runs for the first wicket to neutralize Pakistan’s bowling.

With this match against India in the Physically Disabled World Cricket Series, Pakistan’s journey in the tournament also came to an end and the Pakistan Disabled Cricket team could not repeat its performance of the previous year, for a number of reasons. PDCA officials had left no stone unturned in the preparations for the participation of Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team in the Physically Disabled World Cricket Series. However, the players of Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team could not perform well in this event. And three of the four matches were lost.

Despite the setbacks, the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team played organized cricket in the tournament, on the field and off the field did not give the opportunity to the team management, including the organizers, to lodge any grievances, and this was a feature of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team Praise This time too, the host board described the attitude of Pakistani players as ideal. Despite the fact that the performance of Pakistani cricketers was not so good, they won the tour, the team management and PDCA officials did not put any pressure on them, they took every game like a game, to win. He also praised their efforts but when luck is not with you, you play well and lose because it is a part of cricket.

The performance of the players of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team was justified in the Physically Disabled World Cricket Series, which can be gauged from the fact that no Pakistani player managed to score a total of 100 runs in four matches. Muhammad Shahbaz scored 90, Hamza Hameed 67, Hasnain Alam 65, Abdullah Ijaz 65, Saifullah 63 and Jahanzeb Towana 61 in four matches. This performance by the main batsmen of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team was by no means to their credit. A similar performance was seen in bowling. Abdullah Ijaz stood out with seven wickets in four matches while Waqif Shah took four wickets in four matches, Haris three and Muhammad Shahbaz two. Hosts England reached the final, but India beat England in the final to clinch the Physically Disabled World Cricket Series. (to be continued )


The journey of rise of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 23)

Omar Shaheen

While the entire Pakistani nation mourned the failure of the Pakistan National Cricket Team to reach the semi-finals of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, the National Disabled Cricketers were also depressed. Participating in the series with the spirit of playing a great game, Sarfraz Ahmed, who led Pakistan in the same World Cup before leaving for England, also visited the camp of the national disabled cricket team and asked them to raise their spirits. Not only talk but also give useful tips regarding cricket in England. At Karachi Airport, the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team was once again get farewell in the shadow of good wishes and lots of prayers from the fans and cricket circles of Karachi.

Before leaving for England, the faces of Pakistani players were once again moaning with inner joy that they were going to play cricket again in England, the birthplace of cricket, and that this time it was a five-team event which included India. We have a good chance that we can prove ourselves as the best disabled cricket team in the world with our excellent performance in this Physically Disabled World Cricket Series. A large number of players’ families were also present at the Karachi airport to bid farewell to their heroes. Emotional scenes were also witnessed on the occasion. The families of each player urged their “domestic heroes” to do the same. That he has to come to England again.

Once again, the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team was in Worcestershire, England, where it conducted several net sessions, working hard to adapt to English conditions. It also coped with the growing cold there. In the first match of the Physically Disabled World Cricket Series hosted by the England and Wales Cricket Board, England defeated Pakistan by three wickets after an interesting contest. Saifullah’s 23, Mohammad Shahbaz and Hamza Hameed’s 22-22 runs were also included. In reply, England Disabled achieved the required target of seven wickets in the last over. Flynn scored 69 and Goodon 47 runs. Waqif Shah took two wickets for Pakistan.

The defeat at the hands of England in the first match did disappoint the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team but as the national team lost the match, the team management met with the players in a pleasant atmosphere to keep their spirits high. And learn from mistakes and focus on the next matches. Pakistan’s next match was against Afghanistan. The result of this match was no different from the first match and Pakistan lost by 26 runs. Playing first, Afghanistan scored 142 runs in 16 overs with Emad Zai scoring 60 and Mandozai 47 runs. In reply, Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team could score only 116 runs for 9 wickets in 16 overs. Hasnain Alam remained the leading scorer with 35 runs. Lingari from Afghanistan played a key role in Pakistan’s defeat by dismissing four players.

The two-match defeat woke up the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team from a nightmare. Perform percent games. The effect of this advice was seen in the next match against Bangladesh where Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by 12 runs after a thrilling contest. Playing first, Pakistan scored 130 runs in 20 overs, including 41 off 23 balls by Abdullah Ijaz at number nine and 39 by Muhammad Shahbaz. In reply, Bangladesh managed to score 118 runs in 20 overs, with Vivan leading the way with 51 runs. For Pakistan, Abdullah Ijaz took four wickets for 21 runs and was declared man of the match. This victory gave Pakistan a lot of encouragement and now its next match was against traditional rival India. (to be continued)


The journey of the rise of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 22)

Omar Shaheen

The year 2019 came with the message for Pakistan Disabled Cricketers that this year was not only the World ODI Cricket World Cup but also the Disabled Cricketers themselves to participate in the scheduled Physically Disabled World Cricket Series in England in August, it was reported that the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association had organized a five-team Pentangular Cup tournament in March to prepare for the Physically Disabled World Cricket Series. After a thorough review of the performance, 32 potential disabled cricketers were selected and immediately after the event, fitness tests of these 32 cricketers were conducted by an expert physical trainer. This is the first time in PDCA cricket that physical fitness tests of potential players have been conducted before the training camp, which also shows the seriousness of the PDCA’s Physical Disability World Cricket Series.

A training camp for these 32 potential players was held at the National Stadium Karachi where the disabled cricketers trained with expert physical trainers and coaches and improved their fitness. During the physical training session at the main stadium of the National Stadium, every disabled person considered himself a very lucky and valuable cricketer as he had the opportunity to train on a historic ground where he played in Pakistan’s National Cricket T20 before his overseas tour. Working on fitness and of himself, it was a thought and a sense of pride that did not come from any other cricket side except the Pakistan national cricket team.

The Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association had hired Rashid Qureshi, a well-known trainer for the physical training, along with physio Noman Palikar. The trainers were amazed that the fitness level of the disabled cricketers was by no means lower than that of normal cricketers. Marks also obtained. The reason for this was that the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association used to issue occasional instructions to the players to improve their physical fitness even during the season and secondly, every cricketer for the Physically Disabled World Cricket Series also played Pentangokar Cup cricket.

During the training camp held in Karachi in July, a series of trials matches continued in which the National disabled cricketers tried to present the best game and many excellent performances were witnessed. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also extended its support to the PDCA. Accommodation, net practice and matches of the national disabled cricket team were arranged at the Hanif Mohammad High Performance Center adjacent to the National Stadium. On this occasion, once again, the main sponsor of the PDCA was Interloop, which could be welcomed in this regard, and it was very easy for the PDCA for a big event. The seven-day conditioning camp, set up in late July 2019. During the camp, many famous Test cricketers also used to come to the camp to encourage Pakistani disabled cricketers and benefit from their experiences.

Most of the cricketers in the squad announced by the PDCA selection committee for the Physically Disabled World Cricket Series were the same ones who had won the tri-nation cricket series in England a year ago, including captain Nahar Alam. Wanted were Qureshi, Mohammad Shahbaz, Saifullah, Wajid Alam, Jahanzeb Towana, Hasnain Alam, Majid Hussain, Abdullah Ejaz, Waqif Shah, Mohammad Haris and Farhan Saeed, besides two emerging disabled cricketers, batsman Hamza Hameed Apart from medium pacer Hamad Shaukat, all-rounder Zubair Saleem was also included in the final 15-member squad. (to be continued)


The journey of the rise of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 21)

Omar Shaheen

The Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association had announced in early 2019 that Pakistan’s National disabled cricket team would play the scheduled normal cricket World Cup in England this year as well as the World Disabled Cricket Series. After this announcement, a wave of happiness spread among the national disabled cricketers and they started preparing for the scheduled 8th Disability 20 Pentangular Cup in Karachi in March. As I have written before, the selection committee of Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association included Iqbal Imam, Sabih Azhar, Javed Ashraf and Muhammad Javed. All the teams are made equal, that is why a player from any region of Pakistan can play from anywhere. The tournament was also sponsored by the National Bank of Pakistan which was a full expression of confidence in the work of PDCA, Disabled Cricket, Disabled Cricketers by a major National institution.

The 8th Disability 20 Pentangular Cup matches were also played with National Bank of Pakistan Sports Complex at TMC Cricket Ground and RLCA Ground. In the first match of the event, Punjab Disabled defeated Sindh Disabled by five wickets, in the second match Balochistan defeated Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by seven wickets, in the third match Punjab Disabled defeated Balochistan Disabled by 69 runs, in the fourth match Federal Area Disabled defeated Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by seven wickets, Federal Area Disabled by five wickets in the fifth match, Punjab Disabled by eight wickets in the sixth match, Balochistan Disabled by five wickets thanks to Adil Abbasi’s 118 runs, Federal Area Sindh by seven wickets in the seventh match. In the eighth match, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Disabled defeated Punjab Disabled by five wickets.

After the group matches, defending champions Federal Areas Disabled and Punjab Disabled made it to the finals. During the event, the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association’s selection committee scrutinized the performance of all the cricketers so that at the end of the event, the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team’s second tour of England for the scheduled training camp Could announce In this context, the teams of Federal Areas and Punjab were happy to reach the final and they were determined to show their best in the final as well. As previously written, Pakistan’s disabled cricketers had a historic success in their first tour of England in 2018 and that the memories of that first tour were still fresh in the minds of the players and everyone wanted it. That his name should be included in the national team again based on his performance.

Despite this thinking and determination of the players, the final proved to be one-sided for Punjab. Defending champion Federal Area Disabled defeated Punjab Disabled by a huge margin of 101 runs. In the final played at NBP Sports Complex Clifton, the winning team batted first and scored 191 runs for the loss of three wickets. Jahanzeb Towana scored 68 runs while Hamza Hameed played an aggressive innings of 66 runs. In reply, Punjab Disabled team piled up 90 runs, with Umar Farooq leading the way with 28 runs. Wajid Alam and Waqas Ahmed scored 12-12 runs. Jahanzeb Towana and Gohar Ali took two wickets each for the winning team. The winning team was awarded Rs. 200,000 and the runner-up Rs. 100,000 cash prize. Jahanzeb Tiwana was declared man of the match. Hamza Hameed of Federal Areas was awarded the best batsman award for scoring 267 runs.

Gohar Ali of Federal Areas was the best bowler in the event with 9 wickets, Amanullah Bhatti of Federal Areas was the best fielder with 6 catches while Adil Abbasi of Balochistan was declared the best player of the tournament with 253 runs and three wickets. Shortly after the conclusion of the 8th Disability 20 Pentagonal Cup, the selection committee of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association had also announced 32 players for the World Disabled Cricket Series. (to be continued )


The journey of the rise of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 20)

Omar Shaheen

In February, the second round of the 6th Disabled National T20 Cricket Championship was played in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, where the weather was very pleasant and a little cold. The matches of the second phase of the event were held in a splendid and smooth manner. Teams from Peshawar, Islamabad, Sialkot, FATA, Azad Kashmir, Abbottabad, Lahore and host Rawalpindi participated in this phase. The best competitive cricket was seen in the group matches which has been the hallmark of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team. In the last league match, Islamabad defeated Lahore on the last ball of the match to make it to the semi-finals. The match between Sialkot and Abbottabad was tied, which gives an idea of ​​how high the standard of cricket will be in this event. All the matches of the second phase of the championship were played at Diamond Cricket Ground and Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

After the group matches, Islamabad from Group C and Peshawar from Group D had qualified for the semi-finals. Where it competed with the winner of the semi-finals of the Karachi stage, Multan. In the semi-finals, Peshawar won the toss and invited Islamabad to bat, which could be considered their mistake. The hosts scored 139 for 9, with Shafiq Ahmed scoring 74 off 47 balls with seven sixes, Ali Abbas scoring 17 and Adeel Abbasi 15. Abdullah Afridi took three for 17 and captain Nahar Alam took two for 11.

Peshawar’s team consisted of the best disabled cricketers, so the 140-run target was considered achievable, but when Peshawar’s innings began, Peshawar’s strong team was bowled out for just 97 in front of the host Islamabad’s bowling and the match ended at 42 runs. Lost Only Abdullah Afridi (18) and captain Nahar Alam (16) could resist. From Islamabad, Waqif Shah was responsible for Peshawar’s devastation with four wickets for 24 runs. Malik Kashif gave away 10 runs for three and Hamiat Khan took two wickets for 15 runs to confirm his team’s place in the final. Waqif Shah and Shafiq Ahmed were declared joint man of the match. After winning the semi-final, host Islamabad faced Multan in the final. Multan team was the defending champion while this was the first final of Islamabad team.

In the final, Multan defeated Islamabad to complete the hat trick of winning the championship while Islamabad’s dream of winning the National trophy for the first time could not be realized. In the final, Islamabad won the toss and invited Multan to bat, which later proved to be a terrible mistake. Defending champions Multan scored 231 runs, with captain Matool Qureshi unbeaten 76, Majid Hussain 74 and Jahanzeb Towana. Scored 49 runs. Waqif Shah and Zubair Khan took one wicket each for Islamabad. In reply, in pursuit of a big target, the hosts Islamabad were limited to 172 for 9, with Adil Abbasi scoring 51, Usman Paracha 37, Saeem Ali 30 and Mohammad Naeem 25. Zubair Saleem took three wickets while Mohammad Sarfraz and Ameez-ur-Rehman took two wickets each. Wanted Qureshi declared Man of the Final

Multan’s Qureshi Championship was declared the best batsman of the event by scoring 220 runs, Multan’s Jahanzeb Towana was declared the best bowler with 9 wickets while Multan’s Majid Hussain was awarded Man of the Tournament for scoring 193 runs and taking 4 wickets. went . (to be continued). Higher authorities of PCB and former Test cricket Abdur Razzaq and Muhammad Wasim was present at the prize distribution ceremony.

The journey of the rise of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 19)

6th National Disabled T-20 Cricket Championship 2018-19. (Part-1)

Omar Shaheen

Successful summer tour of England was the talk of the town until the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association announced in November that it would host the sixth National Disabled T20 Cricket Championship. The PDCA decided to hold the championship in two phases, the first in Karachi and the second in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Experience playing the same event on wickets of different nature, cricketers from one region should also go and play on the wickets of other regions so that the players can perform their talents in both environments. This decision was very welcome and proved to be very good for the players and that is why during this event many young players emerged who went on to make a name for themselves in Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team.

The media was informed about the holding of this event in a wonderful press conference in Karachi in December 2018. The event started on January 1, 2019. The matches of the first phase of this championship were played in Karachi in which many excellent performances were witnessed. The weather in Karachi is very pleasant in the month of January. The days are not very hot while the nights are very cold so such a season is also called cricket season in Karachi. All the matches played here were held in a very good manner. The format of the event was arranged by dividing the teams from 16 regions across the country into four groups. Group A and B matches were scheduled in Karachi while Group C and D matches were scheduled in Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

Group matches were held at Rashid Latif Academy Cricket Ground and TMC Cricket Ground. At the end of which, Karachi made it to the semi-finals from Group A and Multan made it to the semi-finals from Group B. Hosts Karachi, Quetta, Faisalabad, Hyderabad, Bahawalpur, Multan, Quetta Bolan and Sargodha participated in the matches of this phase. A total of 13 matches were played here in which 18 half centuries were scored. From which the abilities of disabled batsmen can be well assessed. Along with Adnan Butt and Rehan Ghani of Faisalabad, M Shehzad of Bahawalpur scored two half centuries. Sargodha’s Ahsan Khalil was the top scorer of the first phase with 91 runs while he was also the top scorer with 163 runs in three matches. Adnan Butt of Faisalabad scored 159, Danish Ahmed of Karachi 147, Arif Richard of Karachi 146, Matool Qureshi of Multan 144 and Hamza Hamid of Hyderabad 135 runs.

Speaking of bowling, Majid Hussain of Multan was declared the top bowler with eight wickets in four matches. His best bowling was five wickets for 19 runs which was also the best bowling of the first phase of the championship. M Harris of Multan and Amir Ahmed of Karachi finished second and third with six wickets each . M Harris’s best bowling took three wickets for 8 runs while Amir Ahmed’s best bowling took three wickets for 26 runs. Multan’s Allah Dutta was fourth with five wickets while Sargodha’s Asad Ali, M Akram, Quetta Bolan’s Zafar Ali, Quetta’s Nizamuddin, Karachi’s Haroon Rashid, Noman Shabbir and Iqbal Hussain were among the four wicket takers. And Abdul Rehman of Hyderabad. Abdul Rehman was the second best bowler of the championship with four wickets for 25 runs. At the end of the group matches, the only semi-final of the Karachi stage was played.

The semi-final saw a very interesting match but the host Karachi lost by five wickets. Karachi Disabled Cricket Team scored 151 runs for the loss of eight wickets while playing first. Rao Javed scored 60 off 50 balls, Mohammad Zeeshan 31 and Ahmad Raza 17 runs. Muhammad Haris (19) and Jahanzeb Towana (36) took two wickets each. In reply, the winning Multan team achieved the target on the third ball of the last over. Majid Hussain scored 57, Zaman Ali 23 and Jahanzeb Towana 22 runs. Karachi Muhammad Zeeshan gave a 33-run performance for three wickets, but he could not lead the team to victory. Majid Hussain was declared man of the match. (to be continued)

The journey of the rise of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 18)

Omar Shaheen

When the players of Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team returned to Pakistan after winning the tri-nation cricket tournament, they were given the same warm welcome at Karachi Airport. Now the difference was that Pakistan Disabled The cricket team returned home with the winning trophy, not only the families of the National team players but also a large number of PDCA officials, media representatives and people belonging to the Karachi cricket constituency were present at the airport. Every cricketer in the National disabled cricket team was considering himself a hero of Pakistan at that time. Playing cricket in England is a big thing even if you win the tournament, it is different. The acceptance by the National media was a great reward for the PDCA officials themselves, and why not the PDCA was being rewarded for its hard work.

The National disabled cricket team was consistently winning, winning victories while the tour of England was also successfully completed without any complaints from any player or team officials. It is a fact that not everyone is able to represent their beloved country in any sphere of life. In 2010, when the National disabled cricket team was touring abroad for the first time, the founder of Disabled Cricket, Saleem Karim, was worried that the future of disabled cricket in Pakistan would be bleak if there were any ups and downs during this tour. Athletes of any country are ambassadors of their country abroad. While every good deed of theirs enhances the honor and respect of their country, their slightest slip is enough to discredit their homeland, Pakistan’s disabled cricketers have not taken any such step abroad or which has inflamed the sanctity of the beloved homeland and this is not a trivial matter.

When the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team played a five-nation Disabled Cricket Tournament in Bangladesh in 2015, the national anthem of Pakistan was played before each match and the national flag was also hoisted. After the fall of Dhaka, it has rarely happened that the green crescent flag of Pakistan has been hoisted in Bangladesh. The flag was hoisted five times, an honor that only the Pakistan cricket and hockey team could get before. This is the good fortune of PDCA, its sincere devotion to its sport, its heartfelt commitment to its players, its sense of sanctity of the beloved homeland and above all its national anthems and national flags. 

I commend the PDCA for not having any breach of discipline abroad during the last 11 years and this is a matter on which not only the PDCA is rightly concerned. A Not only that, but I would consider it a lifetime achievement of the PDCA officials that they selected a class of people from remote areas of Pakistan who in some cases even their own family members are “remarkable”. “I don’t understand. To provide such people with a conducive environment for cricket, to take them on trips abroad and to train them in such a way that they become the pride of their country is certainly a test of patience, hard and equal to jihad in today’s age of selfishness. Is .

When these disabled cricketers sing the national anthem of Pakistan in any country outside Pakistan and the national flag is waving in front of them, no one can imagine their feelings and that these feelings are really recorded. Can’t be done but one sentence can be written that such feelings that are dedicated to the soul cannot be bought for the wealth of the world. (to be continued )


The journey of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 17)

Omar Shaheen


The success of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team in the tri-nation cricket tournament in England proved to be a milestone for the PDCA. The CA was highly praised. The Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team also celebrated the victory at the hotel on the same night. All the players and officials were so happy with their victory that they continued to feel the joy of this victory till the next day and even till their return to Pakistan. He was greeted with applause and encouragement by the spectators, who consider PDCA officials and national disabled cricketers as the best memories of their lives.

The great success of the PDCA was also lauded in the print and electronic media of Pakistan. News and pictures of Pakistan’s victory were published in all the national newspapers and articles were written on them. The success of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team was also seen in the context that the Pakistan Cricket Team was to play the ODI Cricket World Cup here next year i.e. in 2019 and also the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team for the World Series in England. The schedule was being set. The players who showed outstanding performance by the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team were also well received in the English media, they were interviewed.

Pakistan cricketers and PDCA have all the news, photos, articles of this first tour of England safe which is definitely no less than a capital for them. If we talk about the performance of Pakistani players in the tri-nation disabled cricket series, it was not only important to win the trophy, but they also won the hearts of the English fans there, which can be considered as the most special thing. PDCA officials as well as national cricketers featuring prominent sports were invited on several Pakistani channels and their live interviews were aired while several channels also invited these national heroes in their morning shows and their Listen to the success story.

Pakistan batsman Muhammad Shahbaz Hanch topped the tournament with 239 runs at an average of 47.80, including a century and a fifty. His best score was 121 which he had already scored in the match. His strike rate was 151.27 which can be considered as the best in all respects. Saifullah scored 137, Hasnain Alam 108 in two matches at an average of 54.00, Wajid Alam 105 in 4 matches and Jahanzeb Towana 85 in five matches. Hasnain Alam and Wajid Alam also scored fifty for Pakistan. In this tournament, Muhammad Shahbaz hit 22 fours and 13 sixes, which is a good indication of his aggressive temperament.

In bowling, Pakistan captain Nahar Alam topped the list with 12 wickets at an impressive average of 8.33 in five matches, a testament to his consistency in bowling and the confidence placed in him by the PDCA. His economy rate was 5.04 while his best bowling was 11 for four. Muhammad Harris proved to be the second most successful bowler to take 7 wickets at an average of 14.71. His best bowling was 38 for three. Jahanzeb Towana took 6 wickets at an average of 20.50 and was the third successful bowler. His best bowling was two wickets for 28 runs. Muhammad Haris and Jahanzeb Towana did not bowl any ball in the entire tournament. Abdullah Ijaz had taken five wickets in four matches. His best bowling was five wickets for 22 runs. Waqif Shah also took five wickets. His best bowling was 24 runs for two wickets. (to be continued )


The journey of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 16)

Omar Shaheen

The Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team had already made dozens of English fans in their first tour of England, so all the Pakistani cricketers were unique in their performances, personality and as ambassadors of Pakistan, but Farhan Saeed and Taloob Qureshi After a match of the same event, two English women expressed their desire to meet Farhan Saeed and Taloob Qureshi from a Pakistani team official, which surprised both the players more than the team official. These female fans not only posed for pictures with the two but also learned a lot about their lives. He also inquired about the lifestyle of these cricketers, their struggle in sports and especially their current status in Pakistani society. Both the women were given satisfactory answers by the national cricketers. Later, pictures of the two cricketers were also displayed in the dressing room of the ground.

The national anthem is a symbol of love, honor, dignity and respect of any country, it is a different feeling when any citizen in a foreign country stands silently and politely in respect of the national anthem of his country That is, the same citizen expresses the same respect in acknowledging the sanctity of the national anthem of another country. The national anthem of Pakistan was played before the match in all the matches of the tournament. When he sang the national anthem, his soul was devoted. Let me write that this was the time when these disabled cricketers somehow introduced themselves to squash legend Jahangir Khan, hockey Olympian Islahuddin, Hassan Sardar, Fazal Mehmood, Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan, Mushtaq Mohammad, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis. No less understandable.

The night before the final from host England, the team management extended a special dinner to the players of Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team to raise their spirits. On this occasion, for his encouragement, a tremendous tribute was paid to his performance so far and he was also given confidence to win the final. Saleem Karim, the founder of Disabled Cricket in Pakistan and in the world, and Amiruddin Ansari, the secretary of PDCA, praised the players for reaching the final. The duo also mentioned the successes of this style of cricket since its inception and encouraged them to avenge their defeat to England in 2015 in Bangladesh. Both were very happy that Pakistan has reached the final of their second international tournament and that this time the final will be ours.

And so it happened, Pakistan defeated hosts England in the final of the series to break the three-year-old calculation when it defeated Pakistan in the final of the five-nation cricket tournament held in Bangladesh in 2015. Batting first, Pakistan scored 189 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. Hasnain Alam played an excellent innings of 48 runs while O’Brien dismissed two players for the hosts. Pakistan’s disabled cricketers took to the field with the determination to defend their total in every way and serve and they did it perfectly. He did his best while fielding, the bowlers bowled well and the fielders fielded brilliantly to put England at 144. In this final, the Pakistani players caught many difficult catches and received a lot of praise from the spectators. Pakistan’s Abdullah Ijaz took five wickets for 22 runs and played a key role in the victory. (to be continued )


The journey of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 15)

Omar Shaheen

While all the players and officials celebrated the arrival of Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team in the final of the tri-nation cricket tournament, the Pakistani media also highlighted the success of the National Disabled Cricket Team. The disabled team was well received in print and electronic media. News of the national team’s performance from England was constantly being sent to Pakistan as well as photos of the match and players were being sent, all the players and officials of the national team who were the first to work after waking up in the morning. He had to watch his news on Pakistani newspapers and national channels on the internet and then comment on this news and published pictures throughout the day. Muhammad Nizam, who was with the National Disabled Cricket Team, was doing his duty well

During this tour of England, the national disabled cricket team was housed at the University of Worcestershire, which was a great honor in itself. Worcestershire University is one of the oldest universities in the world and its hostel is a masterpiece of beautiful and ancient architecture. The hosts had arranged a separate room for each player of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team and had also given them VIP status. The quality of their hosting was so high that they were paying individual attention to each player. “I have no words to describe their hospitality and their manners and manners in this regard.” A senior PDCA official said enthusiastically. “Pakistan’s disabled cricket team players and officials get the same protocol that any country’s cricket team gets, and this still gives me a wonderful sense of dedication. Only those who have enjoyed this type of hospitality in England can feel it. “

A match of the tournament was also played at Worcestershire County’s home ground, the same ground where the current Prime Minister of Pakistan and captain of the 1992 World Cup winning team, Imran Khan, also played full cricket for the county. There were many pictures of Imran Khan in the dressing room of this ground, which kept the disabled cricketers excited and made them think that we are playing a match on a historical ground which we have mentioned. In the years to come we will be able to tell our grandchildren that we have played cricket in the field of England where a great cricketer like Imran Khan has played and that we have played in the historic University of England as well as many others in Worcestershire County. He has also looked after the ancient buildings and enjoyed their hospitality.

The locals also told the national disabled cricketers a lot about Imran Khan and other Pakistani cricketers during the Worcestershire match. This not only increased their knowledge but also raised their morale. A few matches of this tournament were held on the grounds of Westminster Club. Interestingly, Imran Khan has also played cricket with this well-known club. At the same historic ground in Worcestershire, the players of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team had the opportunity to walk around the ground in front of thousands of spectators. It was a great honor for disabled cricketers from rural and remote areas of Pakistan.

While touring the grounds, many disabled Pakistani cricketers began to weep with joy as they held on to their inner joy, sense of pride and soaring of the green crescent flag of Pakistan as well as further enhancing its dignity and respect. But along with the tears, a heartfelt smile kept dancing. At the time, these tears of joy were even more precious and rare than the Koh-i-Noor diamond, which was in a British museum. The fact is that the sense of representation of one’s country is not diminished when a player gets a chance to walk around the ground by hoisting the flag of his country. Many nationally disabled cricketers took pictures of this memorable occasion and proudly sent their loved ones to Pakistan. (to be continued )


The journey of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 14)

Omar Shaheen

Pakistan not only surprised everyone by easily defeating hosts England by 78 runs in the first match of the Tri-Country Disabled Cricket Series to be held in England in 2018, but also started the tournament victoriously and maintained its tempo till the end. In this match, Pakistan not only showed the best batting but also awakened its magic in bowling. Let me tell you that the England team was a hot favorite for this tournament as they had won the five-nation cricket tournament held in Bangladesh in 2015 and that they had defeated Pakistan in the final of the said event. In this memorable match at Worcestershire University Ground, Muhammad Shahbaz scored a brilliant, lively and match-winning century for Pakistan. He scored 121 runs and helped Pakistan reach a total of 224. In reply, the English team piled up 146 runs. Done. For Pakistan, captain Nihar Alam limited the hosts to a low score by taking four wickets for just 11 runs.

The impressive victory in this match further boosted the morale of the disabled cricketer, who was most happy to say that he had achieved a great victory in his first match on the soil of England, the birthplace of cricket. Intoxicated with the victory, the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team returned to the hotel and celebrated the victory with the team officials and PDCA. He also paid obeisance to God and achieved this victory while remaining disciplined, especially the century maker Muhammad Shahbaz, who was also the man of the match, while Nahar Alam also bowled magically. After that the flowers were not sleeping. The PDCA also lauded the success of the national team.

After easily defeating England, Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team defeated Bengal Tiger Bangladesh by 45 runs in the next match with the same ease. Pakistan scored 180 runs for the loss of five wickets while Wajid Alam scored 74 runs. In reply, Bangladesh were bowled out for 135 and Pakistan won for the second time in a row. After winning two matches, the team management allowed the players a walk on a leisurely day. The players visited Worcestershire County and saw many historical sites and buildings that they had previously only seen in movies.

Under the double league format, Pakistan’s next match was against England in which Pakistan lost by 6 wickets because the team management gave the opportunity to play in this second match to the players who had not played both the matches before. There were coins. The Pakistan team scored 160 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the first innings. The required Qureshi scored 35 runs while the hosts got the target for 4 wickets in reply. Many disabled cricketers were heartbroken by this defeat, so the PDCA encouraged these players and encouraged them to show their talents in the next matches with new determination.

After this defeat, Pakistan had to beat Bangladesh to reach the final. After a thrilling contest, Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by just 5 runs to make it to the title match. Thanks to 139 runs and in reply Bangladesh were bowled out for 134 runs. Nihar Alam bowled devastatingly and broke Bangladesh’s back by dismissing three Bengali batsmen for 9 runs. This victory took Pakistan to the final. (to be continued)


The journey of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 13)

Omar Shaheen

When Pakistan’s disabled cricket team arrived in England, it was warmly welcomed. The dedication of PDCA founder Saleem Karim and secretary Amiruddin Ansari is beyond description. Able cricketers and their sincere friends. Today, the best fruit is being reaped in the event that Pakistan’s disabled cricketers were present at the airport in England wearing Pakistan’s green blazer and a great tri-nation cricket series was waiting for them. The faces of all the players and officials in the Pakistan team were also filled with inner joy. The players were eager to get out of the airport and see the land of England where the people had ruled the subcontinent for centuries. What was going to happen was what the disabled cricketers did to each other with enthusiasm during the training camp in Pakistan.

When people from all over the world at the airport saw the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team in a green blazer and knew that it was a cricket team, they would see a glimmer of admiration in their eyes and they would smile at the players. According to a long-time founding member of the PDCA, “Every disabled cricketer at the airport was thinking of himself as a Pakistani superstar. Her body language was also telling and explaining well, “he said.” Believe it or not, but I tell you my heart’s content, as much as confidence, happiness, joy and self-confidence that I had that day. We saw in the eyes, accents and body language of these disabled cricketers, never before, we were more than happy that the branches of the plant we planted have now spread to Europe. ”

 The Pakistan disabled cricket team received VIP protocol during their first tour of England. After clearance of players and officials, they were taken to Worcestershire County where the series matches were to be played. During this time, she took many pictures and selfies and sent them to her loved ones in Pakistan. Along with cricket, there were opportunities for leisure and recreation. Many had even decided how much he would go for a walk after dinner and try to get information about agriculture here. One player thought he would add to his knowledge of fast food here in England. One was planning to take pictures and buy cool toys for his children.

The organizers of the tournament arranged the accommodation of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team a little away from the city but the players were happy about it too. The point was that the players of Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team were very disciplined and that during the entire tour they did not give any opportunity to the team management to complain. As I have written before that PDCA Officials had the best training of disabled cricketers in this regard, they were also specially instructed to adhere to discipline on trips abroad and that they were told and explained everything that any national team As a journalist, I am also a witness to the fact that the role of PDCA is like a mother to the athletes who train their children to the best of their ability to earn that respect in society. Meet those who have the best morals and habits. (Continued)


The journey of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 12)

Omar Shaheen

When the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association was invited by England, the birthplace of cricket, to play a three-nation Disabled Cricket Series in 2018, PDCA officials were overjoyed. When it happened to the cricketers, they were not overjoyed. I have no hesitation in writing that the PDCA not only prepared Kaplan to participate in this series but also started the preparations for this memorable event with the determination to win the series to commemorate the first tour of England. The PDCA already had a pool of the best players, a training camp was announced for new and emerging players and the cricketers underwent rigorous training. The experienced PDCA coaches kept the atmosphere of the training camp warm, keeping in mind the weather and conditions in England. The series was attended by Pakistan as well as hosts England and Bangladesh.

While preparations for the series were underway, nationally disabled cricketers from far-flung parts of Pakistan would talk to each other about England, including the previous tours of Pakistan’s normal cricket team. From the grounds, the weather there, the playing conditions there, the swing of the ball, the tours of Pakistan in 1987 and 1992 and 1996 and the performances of Pakistan, from Fazal Mehmood to Wasim Akram. Waqar Younis, Mushtaq Ahmed’s interesting stories and stories about bowling were heard and heard, Pakistan Disabled team coaches tell the players about the wickets there, how and how much the ball spins, what should be the batting stance? Disabled What are the things that are harmful to batsmen and bowlers in England and under what circumstances can our batsmen benefit? The point is that every moment and every hour in the camp, there was talk of “playing cricket” in England.

The Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association was also well aware of the importance of this series, which is why it ran so hard from the preparation of the series, from the formation of the disabled team to their travel expenses. Day and night made one. Travelers to Europe are well aware of the steps ordinary people have to go through to obtain travel documents in England. I am proud to write that the PDCA has worked hard for the visas of its disabled cricketers to complete the paperwork and the friendly attitude towards the disabled cricketers in obtaining visas. Explain and explain the problems related to and work from them, that is its specialty. It is also a fact that the memories of the cricketers who have toured England with the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team have become an invaluable treasure of their lives.

Finally, the day came when the national cricketers were at the Karachi International Airport to fly to England. Not only every player but also every official in the team was not happy to wear Pakistan’s glorious green blazer. Every cricketer in the national disabled cricket team from remote areas of Pakistan considered himself the pride, honor and pride of Pakistan. Everybody in the airport grounds when they saw these disabled cricketers wearing Pakistani blazers, their eyes sparkled and their hearts felt proud that these people were going to England as ambassadors of Pakistan, success kissed their steps. ۔

Karachi media was also present at the airport on the occasion of the departure of the national disabled cricket team to England and this team was also being dismissed in the same way as Pakistan’s cricket and hockey teams are being dismissed for a big event. A large number of the players’ families were also present on the occasion and were proud to see their beloved son on his way to represent Pakistan, which they may never have seen or thought of in their childhood. That this disabled son of his will one day emerge as a symbol of pride not only for Pakistan but also for his family and he will wear the green blazer of Pakistan. (to be continued )


The journey of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 11)

Omar Shaheen

One of the main reasons for the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association’s popularity across the country in just ten years is its media-friendly attitude. As a sports journalist, I found the PDCA to be the best in this regard. All the people associated with A not only value sports journalists wholeheartedly, but also do not resent their legitimate criticism, but try to correct themselves with this criticism.

Despite the fact that big names in Pakistan cricket have been associated with the PDCA and now Pakistan’s sports icon Shahid Afridi is also associated with them, the media across the country, including Karachi, have given the PDCA great importance apart from them. Of One of the obvious reasons for this is that as a sports body, the PDCA has made a name for itself in Karachi’s journalistic circles, which is why serious sports journalists from all over the country, including Karachi, cherish it. In their news, analysis and articles, they call it the second largest organized cricket organization after the Pakistan Cricket Board.

It is also commendable that from its first National Championship to its last Championship, the PDCA has worked hard to cover each of its events, providing media updates for each match. Facilitate access to information for or media. Similarly, during the international tours of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team, the PDCA continued to provide timely information to the media across the country, including Karachi. For electronic media, footage and news would be different, while for newspapers, detailed news with headlines and sub-headings would be sent. Not only that, but before the report of the match, all the media would be sent to the tickers by the PDCA at the same time.

When the Pak-India match took place during the Bangladesh and England tournaments, the PDCA endured the pressure of the national media with a smile and tried its best to provide all the information regarding the match to the media in a timely manner. I was also successful. Muhammad Nizam, who has been associated with PDCA since day one and is a world-renowned organizer, has taken charge of the media from day one and continues to do so to this day. In fact, it was Mohammad Nizam who introduced Pakistan Disabled Cricket to the media. His hard work and media-friendly attitude helped him to do his job in the best possible way. This is the quality of Disabled Cricket. Saleem Karim, the founder of the party, and Amiruddin Ansari, the secretary of the party, are also present.

Pakistan’s first private sports channel, Geo Super, had the honor of broadcasting matches of several disabled cricket tournaments in response to the PDCA’s call. Invited PDCA officials, players, coaches and team officials to its programs. While Geo Super has a role to play in making sports circles across Pakistan aware of disabled cricket, it is also the role of all these TV channels, Urdu and English newspapers that have covered every activity of PDCA. Highlighted the style but also effectively published and highlighted the sponsors of Disabled Cricket.

It is also worth mentioning here that in the early days of its formation, the Karachi Disabled Cricket Team played several cricket matches with the Karachi Media Team and this series continued from time to time. There was also an opportunity to understand and get closer to the people associated with them. The Karachi Disabled Cricket Team also plays Karachi City Cricket Association tournaments regularly. The Karachi media also gives importance to the news of disabled cricket in the news of local tournaments. (to be continued )


The journey of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 10)

Omar Shaheen

In August 2016, the PDCA held the 5th National Disabled T20 Cricket Championship in Karachi with the participation of top players from all 16 regions. The good thing was that the majority of these top cricketers were also young players. On the opening day of this national championship which started on 14th August, the spectators were amazed to see the beautiful, emotional and exciting scene when the players and officials from all the 16 regions joined in the voice of the whole of Pakistan with great discipline. The national anthem was sung together at the national flag-raising ceremony. Every disabled cricketer present on the occasion considered himself a proud citizen of Pakistan and an important part of this society and enjoyed the same honor, status and status as any other respected Pakistani citizen. It is a truly proud and exemplary feat of the PDCA that it has given these people through cricket a value that could never have come to the disabled under normal circumstances.

The significance of this national championship was also due to the fact that new and young players from many regions were participating in it, many senior disabled cricketers had completed their ten years and now their game was also declining. That is why the coaches of various regions were staring at the young blood. In this context, the senior players had to fight for their survival in this championship, which made the whole situation very interesting. Jahanzeb Towana and Taloob Qureshi from Multan, Nahar Alam from Peshawar, Abdullah, Rao Javed from Karachi, Iqbal Hussain, Waqif Shah from Quetta, Ashfaq Shakir from Lahore, Aslam Pervez, Rehan Ghani from Faisalabad are still playing their best. Despite this, the field was empty for young players to show their talents and prove themselves.

Another highlight of the championship was that the best performing cricketers were awarded a motorcycle at the closing ceremony as never before. Five years ago, it was considered a big deal to give a motorcycle as a prize in cricket tournaments and this was also the case in Karachi’s Ramadan tournaments. This was the reason why the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association also took a step in this direction and organized it after a lot of running for its disabled cricketers and when the PDCA announced that the championship Motorcycles will be awarded to the best athletes of the country, so their joy, enthusiasm and passion to do something was visible and commendable. Every disabled cricketer, whether senior or junior, has shown his best abilities. Comes .

The matches of the 5th National Disabled Cricket Championship were played at TMC Ground, Rashid Latif Cricket Academy, UBL Ground and KCCA Stadium while the final was played at the National Stadium. After 24 group matches, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar and Karachi made it to the semi-finals. In the first semi-final, Multan easily defeated Lahore by 6 wickets to qualify for the title match. Lahore managed only 130 runs, including 26 by Muhammad Shahbaz and 20 by Abdullah Ijaz. Ameez-ur-Rehman, Asif and Majid took two wickets each. In reply, Multan scored the required target in 16.2 overs. Qureshi scored 46 and Nasr Muhammad 38 runs. In the second semi-final, Karachi defeated Peshawar by six wickets. In the first match, Peshawar were bowled out for 89 runs. Nihar Alam scored 47 runs, Rao Javed took three wickets. In reply, home side Karachi 4 scored on the wicket, Waheed Khan 28 and Arif Richard 23 runs remained prominent. Gohar Ali took two wickets for Peshawar. Men were watching the field.

The final also proved to be low scoring in which Multan proved its superiority, Multan team was unbeaten in the event. Playing first in the final, Karachi were limited to 112 for eight, with Rao Javed scoring 33, Waheed Khan 26 and Haroon Rashid 18. Multan’s Zubair Saleem took 4 wickets. In reply, Multan achieved the target by two wickets in 16.2 overs. Wanted Qureshi scored 57 and Majid Hussain 46 runs. Zubair Saleem was declared man of the match. In the closing ceremony, the best bowler, batsman and fielder of the championship were given a motorcycle prize. These moments were very memorable for the prize recipients. Along with them, players from all 16 regions returned to their hometowns with many memories of the championship, which later became an asset to their lives. (to be continued)


The journey of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 9)

By: Omar Shaheen

Under the supervision of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association, the development of disabled cricket in Pakistan was progressing rapidly. That is why a large consignment of disabled players was ready in all its 16 regions. It is to be remembered that after ten years of disabled cricket and the quality of the game was already high, Pakistan began to understand the nuances of disabled cricketers, the nuances of cricket and the performance of other players including itself. Disabled cricket was becoming the strongest after normal cricket and at the same time its pool of national and regional players was constantly increasing. In April 2016, the Disabled T20 Pentagonal Cup, featuring the best players in the country, was held in Karachi. Impressed by the work of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association and its ever-growing, new sponsors were now joining the PDCA. The aforementioned Pentangular Cup was also successfully held with new sponsors.

The players for this permanent tournament included in the PDCA calendar year are selected by the regional coaches and the player of any region can play from anywhere. The Central Selection Committee decides which player will play in this tournament from where. In other words, the players of all the teams are selected keeping in mind that no team is weak. We are on par in all the tees so that the best and most competitive cricket can be held. Each player was able to express his abilities openly and in front of the best team.

The PDCA selected the Man of the Match award for each match of the tournament from individuals who supported the PDCA at any stage. It is another virtue of the PDCA that it knows the manners and manner of carrying its supporters with it and above all it honors it, this is what has made the PDCA nationwide. I excelled and was honored. A total of 11 matches were played in this tournament. After 10 matches, the top two teams made it to the finals. The format of the tournament was such that each team had an equal chance to win and stay in the tournament. The matches of the event were played at the best grounds like National Stadium Karachi, Rashid Latif Cricket Academy Ground and UBL Sports Complex, where disabled cricketers from far flung areas of Pakistan enjoyed playing.

Many of these cricketers were the ones who saw the National Stadium for the first time and for the first time they were here as a team player. The glowing faces of new players coming from outside the city in various PDCA events show that this is their first entry in the National Stadium Karachi. Of course, it is thanks to the PDCA that the disabled cricketers go back to their hometowns and proudly tell their families or friends that they played a match at the National Stadium in Karachi and that they played on the field. He shared a dressing room at the National Stadium Karachi and spent memorable moments. Batting and bowling on the wickets that every normal cricketer dreams of. Now it is up to the scribe to decide who will receive the award and by what means.

Jamil Kamran, a well-known cricket organizer from Multan and a side secretary with the PDCA from day one, was the tournament secretary. Under his supervision, all the matches were held smoothly. At the end of the round matches, the first and second position teams of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the points table played a final at the National Stadium Karachi in which Khyber Pakhtunkhwa won the event by three wickets after an interesting contest. Balochistan scored 141 runs, including 56 by Zubair Saleem, 33 by Nasrullah Khan and 20 by Jahanzeb Towana. Fayyaz Ahmed and Mahmudullah took three wickets each. In reply, the winning team KP scored 50 runs thanks to Wajid Alam, 29 runs by Zafar Hussain and 22 runs by Rehan Ghani. Zubair Saleem and Abdullah took two wickets each. Wajid Alam was declared man of the match. (to be continued)


The journey of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 8)

By: Omar Shaheen

The Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association had crossed another milestone by playing an international cricket series on its soil after 9 years of struggle. Along with senior cricketers, now junior disabled cricketers were also joining PDCA which was a great achievement of PDCA. The support received from the Pakistan Cricket Board also helped him to work for the promotion and development of disabled cricket across the country. During any PDCA national event in Lahore, the Pakistan Cricket Board had also allowed to use net practice for disabled cricketers at the National Cricket Academy.

PDCA also provided advanced social and moral training for all its players without distinction. Teach them the proper style of life that can make them distinguished Pakistanis in any country and society in the world. Not only this, PDCA also gave them the confidence that could not impress him not only in Pakistan but also in five star hotels in foreign countries. “Our heads are proud when our disabled cricketer offers a chair to his partner before sitting in a five star hotel during a tour abroad, waiting for him to sit so that he can sit again. ۔ Not only that! All our cricketers keep all manners in mind while eating with a fork and spoon. ” A senior PDCA official enthusiastically finished his speech.

Pakistan Disabled Cricket, like all disciplines, pays a lot of attention to the physical fitness of the cricketers as well as the discipline. There are cases when players have been banned for a special period for violating discipline or have been suspended for the next match. PDCA Secretary Amiruddin Ansari is a senior and experienced match referee, so discipline is strictly prohibited in PDCA. When the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team played its first series against England in Dubai, the first complaint of violation of curfew by the cricketers was taken seriously and a warning was issued to the cricketers who made mistakes. given . Even in domestic cricket, the slightest breach of discipline by a player or coach or team official is not tolerated. The same is true of physical fitness, every cricketer has to take care of his own fitness, the good thing is that every player, no matter where he lives, takes care of his physical fitness and regularly consults his regional coach. Also keeps us informed about it.

The PDCA attaches great importance to the report of the manager after any visit abroad and the suggestions given by him are taken for the next visit. Similarly, after a domestic event, the managers of the regional teams are also asked for a tour report regarding their teams and it is closely observed that nothing is going wrong. One of the observations of my 25 years of journalistic life is that dozens of NGOs in the country are working on the issue of disabled people, but all their focus is on getting funds from abroad and getting funds. After spending less on deserving people and more on their own caste, Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association is the only organization in Pakistan that not only seeks out disabled cricketers but also raises their living standards. Gives them a lot instead. (to be continued)


The journey  of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 7)

Omar Shaheen

The Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association did its utmost to provide the cricketing environment to all the disabled cricketers of Pakistan that the PCB provides to its players. With Pakistan playing the first ever cricket series in history at home, the Pakistan Cricket Board’s top cricket grounds, top match officials as well as other things that are necessary for any international match were arranged for it. ۔ The Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association did a lot of work for this series, let me write that it was no less work that it persuaded Afghanistan to play in Pakistan? Truth be told it was the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association It was a great success, as international teams had not yet started arriving in Pakistan. After the series of T20 and ODI matches between Pakistan and Afghanistan, not only international cricket but also other sports returned to Pakistan.

The first series between Pakistan and Afghanistan on Pakistani soil consisted of three T20 matches and two ODIs, all of which were played at the historic National Stadium Karachi. All these matches were also telecast live. Pakistan’s disabled cricketers were also eager to show off their talents against the visiting team on home soil. The matches were being telecast live, so the enthusiasm and “body language” of each player was better than ever. Pakistan beat Afghanistan by 26 runs in the first T20 match after a thrilling contest. Jahanzeb Tiwana was declared man of the match for scoring 38 runs and taking two wickets.

A large number of spectators were also present in the stadium to watch the match, while live broadcasts on Geo Super also drew the attention of the spectators to these matches. Not only field umpires but also TV umpires and reserve umpires were present in this match and at the same time match referee was appointed fulfilling the requirements of international cricket. All the matches in the series had already been accorded international status, so the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association did not want to leave any stone unturned in the arrangements for the series, which would give a good indication of its dedication and passion for its work. Is . The discipline of the Pakistan disabled cricket team players was also excellent throughout the series. On-the-field and off-the-field nationally disabled cricketers showed excellent behavior which was a great manifestation of the excellent training imparted by the PDCA to its players.

In the second T20 International match also, the victory was kind to Pakistan in which the Green Shirts won by 34 runs. Fayyaz Ahmed took four wickets for 10 runs and the Afghan side chasing a target of 140 was limited to 105 runs. Hasnain Alam scored 38 and Danish Ahmed 34 for Pakistan. In the third T20 International, the Green Shirts won the series 3-0 with a 17-run victory. However, the Man of the Match award went to Afghan batsman Mohammad Ashraf, who played a brilliant 79-run offensive innings but led his team to victory. Qureshi, scored 51 and Jahanzeb Towana 44, while Amir Ahmed took three wickets.

After winning the T20 series, Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team continued its winning streak by defeating the Afghan team by 109 runs in the first ODI. Had scored 58 runs while in bowling, Pakistan’s Abdullah Ijaz and Fayyaz Ahmed had bowled three wickets each. Arif Richard was the man of the match. In the second ODI too, Pakistan won the series 2-0 by winning by 9 wickets after a one-sided contest. The visitors were bowled out for 156 in the first over. Abdullah Khan bowled three wickets. In reply, Arif Richard’s 78 and Rao Javed’s 57 helped the Green Shirts reach the target in the 28th over. The success of Pakistan Disabled Cricket in this series has made disabled cricket popular in Pakistan even where people were unaware of it till now. (to be continued)


The journey of the rise of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 6)

Observations: Omar Shaheen

In July 2015, the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association was invited to participate in the Scheduled ICRC Five-Nation Disabled Cricket Tournament in (Dhaka) Bangladesh in which Pakistan Disabled Cricket team not only participated but also made the world famous for its, excellent and brilliant performance. Surprised cricket, as the Indian team was also participating in the tournament, the preparation of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team started with enthusiasm. A training camp for selected players was held at the National Stadium Karachi. Pakistan already had a pool of the best disabled cricketers. Then in the same year Pakistan also played an international series with Afghanistan here in Pakistan and won the series so there was no problem in forming a strong team. This event was hosted by Bangladesh, India. , England, Afghanistan and Pakistan teams participated, all its matches were played on the basis of Round Robin League. Pakistan got off to a winning start by easily beating Afghanistan by eight wickets in the first match, after which they thrashed hosts Bangladesh by 20 runs on the daylight method, but their main match was still against India. Which everyone was waiting for.

Interestingly, the match was scheduled for September 6, which is celebrated in Pakistan as Defense Day in connection with the 1965 Indo-Pak war and its glorious victory. It is not known whether this was the fault of the host Bangladesh or just coincidentally, the match was played on September 6. The heartbeat of Pakistan disabled cricketers was random till the start of this match but when Pakistan started batting in the match then no batsman accepted any pressure and started beating the Indian bowlers. Pakistan scored 174 for 6 in 20 overs which was also Pakistan’s highest score in the event. Hasnain Alam scored 39, Rehan Ghani 34 and Danish Ahmed 26 runs. In reply, the Indian team could not resist much in front of the excellent bowling of Pakistani Shaheens and piled up 131 runs. Fayyaz Ahmed proved to be a hero for the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team who took four wickets for just 14 runs while Rao Javed and Nihar Alam took two wickets each. While this victory against India gave a lot of confidence and happiness to Pakistan Disabled Cricketers, this victory was also welcomed in Pakistan. This achievement of Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team was highlighted by all major newspapers of the country The news was also published on various channels as “breaking news”. Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team officials and PDCA officials were also very happy with this achievement.

After a thrilling match at the hands of England in the next match, Pakistan lost by eight runs. However, despite this defeat, Pakistan made it to the final which was commendable in the sense that it was the first tournament in the history of cricket which All the participants in the tournament were disabled and Pakistan was playing the final of the tournament. It should also be noted that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has not organized any other event in this regard since then, so its importance cannot be denied. In the final, the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team participated with renewed vigor and determination but failed to achieve the target of 176 runs set by England and managed to score 156 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs. Nihar Alam’s 26 runs were also included. When the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team arrived in Pakistan with the runner-up trophy, it was well received. After Pakistan’s participation in the tournament and India’s defeat in it, disabled cricket in Pakistan was further strengthened and more cricket enthusiasts across the country were attracted to the game. At the moment an ICRC representative Mr. Amir Ur Islam (Former Captain Bangladesh) was present here to observed the tournament while Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh Mr. Haseena Wajid inaugurated the tournament.


The journey of the rise of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 5)

Observations: Umer Shaheen

After the formation of disabled cricket in Pakistan, their activities were getting serious and serious, then how could the people of England, the home of cricket, stay away from this new style of cricket. News of the successful hosting of three national cricket championships and the Two T20 pentangular of five teams in Pakistan and the International Tour were also reaching England regularly, as I have written before that disabled cricket was always and consistently welcomed by the Karachi media. He also highlighted and promoted Disabled Cricket at the international level, which is why ECB Disability Cricket, which is working on Disabled Cricket in England, approached the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association and Expressed desire to play matches. Thus, in 2012, a series of three ODIs and three T-20 both the series by 2-1 between the disabled cricket teams of Pakistan and England was played in Dubai in which Pakistan won 2-1.

The hosting of the Disabled Cricket Series against England was a great achievement in itself, on which everyone including the spirit of Pakistan Disabled Cricket, Saleem Karim and Amiruddin Ansari, was very happy and happy to make this plant a fruitful tree. No matter what role Pakistan played in winning the series against England, this victory helped Pakistan Disabled Cricket to make England popular in England. The most important thing was that Pakistan and England’s disabled cricket teams the matches played between were given the status of ODI matches. Pakistan won the first ODI by 79 runs, in which Major Hasnain Alam and Matool Qureshi scored centuries for Pakistan, while in the second match, the Green Shirts lost by 4 runs after a thrilling contest. In the third and decisive ODI, Pakistan made history by winning the match and series by 9 wickets. There was also a series of two T20 matches in which Pakistan easily won 2-0.

Pakistan disabled cricket benefited a lot from the series against England, during which the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Chaudhry Zaka Ashraf was also present. Although the Pakistan Cricket Board had recognized Pakistan Disabled Cricket in 2010, but after the Pakistan and England Disabled Series, Pakistan Cricket Board officials also started supporting this cricket. After that, three consecutive national disabled cricket tournaments were held in Lahore and Multan which were pentangular Cups. Thus, disabled cricket became popular across the country. Along with new and talented cricketers, well-known and professional coaches of Pakistan cricket also became associated with this cricket. After the National Bank, other sponsors also joined this cricket. Come to the side and fully supported disabled cricket. Pakistan played a series with the disabled cricket team of England in Dubai in 2014 and then in 2015 with the disabled cricket team of Afghanistan in Karachi. (to be continued)

The journey of the rise of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 4)

Observations: Umer Shaheen

Surprisingly, Pakistan’s disabled cricketers were playing cricket under normal cricket rules, winning and enjoying. This is what surprised those who covered and watched his cricket, including myself. It is a common observation that in other forms of cricket besides normal cricket, the rules and playing conditions of cricket change. For example, I was present at a normal cricket match of women whose rules are different from the normal cricket of men, the rules for cricket for the blind and wheelchair cricket are also changed, while in the cricket of the veterans, there are “arbitrary” changes in the playing conditions, but for disabled cricket. No changes have been made to this cricket rules and no demand has ever been made. However, there has been a slight change in terms of playing conditions, which the rules allow.

After the popularity of disabled cricket in Karachi and especially in Pakistan and an international tour, the sponsors also welcomed disabled cricket, the National Bank was very supportive of sports in those days. He also joined hands with the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association and co-operated in organizing the first Disabled T20 Pentangular T20 Cup 2010. The event was held in Karachi. When disabled cricket teams got a unique name in the style of an international league for the first time, the enthusiasm of the players increased more than ever before. It rained fours and sixes in the event, Balochistan surprised everyone by winning the event, it is generally believed that Balochistan cricketers can never win any event but in this T20 Cup, the disabled cricketers of Balochistan refuted this impression. And crowned the winner on his head.

The third National Disabled Cricket Championship was held in Lahore for the first time in 2011-12 and the host team won the championship for the first time. Its matches were played in the beautiful grounds of Lahore. Disabled cricket started from Karachi. The event was attended by all the teams that participated in the first and second championships. Multan, Karachi, Rawalpindi and Lahore reached the semi-final where Multan and Rawalpindi lost and traditional cricket rivals Karachi and Lahore faced off in the final in which Lahore lost by 13 runs in a low scoring match. Lahore Won the trophy for the first time with great success. Former Pakistan cricket captain Inzamam-ul-Haq presented prizes and trophies to teams and players. He also said that he was impressed with the abilities of these disabled cricketers. I think the day is not far when international cricket each country will have its own disabled cricket team. (to be continued)

The journey of the rise of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 3)

Observations: Umer Shaheen

The first National Disabled Cricket League was held in 2008 in Karachi and was sponsored by Magna Mall. Teams from Multan, Lahore, Hyderabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Bahawalpur, Quetta and Karachi participated in this league. You can imagine that a cricket that started just two years ago, which started with difficulties, finding disabled players is a daunting task in itself, gathering like-minded people with the same determination, enthusiasm and how difficult and patient it was to work together across the country, but the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association not only completed the task in a very short time but also proved it by successfully organizing an 8-team league. Granted, no task in the world is difficult if you have the courage, the zeal and the determination to do something and the perfect determination. It was also commendable that the entire cost of the event was borne by the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association Sponsored by Saleem Karim.

Let me write here that if disabled cricket did not exist in Pakistan, wheelchair cricket could not exist in Pakistan today and it would not be interesting to see whether Pakistan was the only country in the world before disabled cricket. Cricket was considered to be cricket for the disabled. This concept was proved wrong by the formation of Disabled Cricket which is the biggest achievement of Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association. Wheelchair cricket came into existence in Pakistan long after that. Since the founder of Disabled Cricket, Saleem Karim himself was a disabled cricketer, it was easy for him to understand the difficulties of other disabled cricketers and he tried his best to ensure that all the disabled cricketers in his circle called themselves normal cricketers. Understand, enjoy cricket to the fullest and show off your cricketing talents without any pressure or danger. Saleem Karim himself used to play cricket.

The second National Disabled Cricket League was successfully held in 2009, in which 12 teams participated. The standard of play of disabled cricketers in this league was also much higher than before. In the name of The same league paved the way for the formation of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team, which made its international debut the following year. In view of the Pakistan Cricket Association’s regular cricket activities and the preparation of the best pool of players, he was invited to visit Malaysia and Singapore, which was a great achievement for him. The Pakistan Cricket Board also recognized the Pakistan Cricket Disabled Cricket Team for the tour. The Pakistan Disabled Cricket Team played 6 matches in Malaysia and Singapore during the tour. Five of them won and one lost. During these matches, these hero cricketers of Pakistan amazed the players and fans of the host country with their gifted abilities. All their matches were against normal teams. (to be continued)

The journey of the rise of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 2)

Observations: Umer Shaheen

Disabled but talented cricketers who are obsessed with cricket and love to play, when the platform of disabled cricket became available, they gradually became part of disabled cricket, and when they were in the right direction. With guidance, modern cricket training and regular coaching, their skills were further improved. Karachi became a place of disabled cricket and the general public became familiar with this style of cricket. Karachi’s media circles also took disabled cricket hand in hand. They were well received and encouraged at every level. Their news was published prominently, reports were aired on the channels and programs were also aired, and interviews of players and officials were also aired. As soon as I saw it, disabled cricket started to be talked about everywhere. In those days, it seemed to me that disabled cricket was not new, but like normal cricket, it had existed in Karachi for a long time.

I remember very well that during the Asia Cup cricket tournament held in Karachi in 2008, Shoaib Akhtar spent time with disabled cricketers. He bowled with them in the nets and mixed with them. ۔ Awareness was also given by him about swinging the ball and its grip. The joy of the disabled cricketers was to be seen on this day and their immense happiness could be gauged from their faces. Standing in the sun for hours, Shoaib Akhtar is present among them. They could not believe that the world’s fastest bowler was bowling him on the net. Disabled cricketers also faced the world’s fastest bowlers without any fear. They faced bowling and also received praise for his good strokes. Shoaib Akhtar himself had admitted in a conversation with the media that day that he was amazed at the abilities of disabled cricketers.

It is also important to mention here that Saleem Karim, the founder of Disabled Cricket, who started this cricket, then went to great lengths to promote it, find players and make it popular across the country. He also endured criticism from various sections of the society after the introduction of this style of cricket but did not give up and remained on his. I am also an eyewitness of the difficulties of the early period. In the beginning, it used to happen that the family members of those who were interested in playing disabled cricket were afraid to take their beloved son or brother on the field, lest they get hurt or get a serious injury. Here too saleem karim used to satisfy the cricketer’s family. This would not only allay the fears of his family but also encourage the cricketer himself to come into disabled cricket and consider himself part of the society and feel safe like his soul. This was his great achievement in the early days and that is why in just a short span of two years, the number of disabled cricketers across the country has increased so much that the first National Disabled League has not been a problem. (to be continued)

The journey of the rise of Pakistan Disabled Cricket continues today (Part 1)

Observations: Umer Shaheen

Hockey is the national sport of Pakistan but my personal observation for more than 25 years. I think no one would mind if cricket was called the national sport of Pakistan Old or young, rich or poor, healthy or disabled, blind, male or female, cricket seems to be in their veins, Pakistan is the only country in the world where many styles of cricket Not only are I present but I am playing regular matches in my own area and in the midwifery, in addition to normal cricket, cricket for the disabled, cricket for the blind, cricket for young children and women, cricket for lawyers, veterans cricket which I fall into three different age group categories and include wheelchair cricket for the disabled. Now tell me, in a country where there are so many different forms of cricket, does anyone ask hockey?

Since I am from Karachi and I am an eyewitness to the beginning of cricket for the Physical disabled person, the formation of the first team, the formation of the association and then the rise of PD Cricket, I will talk about Pakistan PD Cricket in this article. Whatever the sport, it has its own importance, skills and requirements of its own. When it came to the creation of disabled cricket in Karachi, many journalists, including me, had in mind that people with disabilities should play cricket. How can you show your skills in such a hard and demanding game, but when the first disabled cricket team was formed in Karachi and its regular matches started with normal teams, many surprises came to me and I The disabled were greatly impressed by the cricketing skills, batting and especially bowling. The journalists ‘cricket team also played several matches with disabled cricket in the beginning in which the journalists’ team was often defeated.

Cricket developed rapidly after the formation of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association. The reason for this was that he had a clear and simple plan to develop disabled cricket in his beloved homeland and to form cricket in 16 regions across the country, which he implemented expeditiously and lasted for two to three years and had a number of nationally capable but talented cricketers. People from different regions worked hard to form these teams, looking for people who were disabled but wanted to play high quality cricket, their training camps were set up, to improve their skills. The best coaches were called and training sessions were conducted. Trials and trials matches were also continued. Leading cricketers of the Pakistan cricket team were called to the camps and the disabled cricketers were encouraged to focus more on their game. (to be continued)