Lahore, Pakistan: In a momentous decision, Pakistan has been awarded the honor of hosting the 2024 T20 Blind World Cup. The announcement was made during the 25th Annual General Meeting of the World Blind Cricket Limited (WBCL) held in Dubai.

Here are the key details:

  • Event Dates: The T20 Blind World Cup is scheduled to commence on November 20 and culminate with the Final on December 03.
  • Significance: The Final coincides with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, emphasizing inclusivity and celebrating the remarkable abilities of blind cricketers.
  • Participating Nations: India, New Zealand, South Africa, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh have confirmed their participation. Australia’s confirmation is still awaited.
  • Presiding Over the MeetingSyed Sultan Shah, President of WBCL, chaired the meeting, which saw representatives from eight Full Member countries, including Australia, England, West Indies, South Africa, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.
  • ICC’s Strategic PlanMatthew Kennedy, Manager of ICC’s Global Development, participated in the meeting, discussing ICC’s perspective and plans for the inclusion of blind cricket in their strategic vision. The ICC aims to reach out to 30 million new supporters by the year 2030.

Stay tuned for more updates as the cricketing world eagerly awaits this remarkable event!

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