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Pakistan withdraws from Asia Cup for the blind in India

LAHORE: Pakistan Blind Cricket Council on Wednesday announced that the team will not be taking in Asia Cup for the blind scheduled to take place in January next year in India, ARY News reports.

According to details, Chairman of Pakistan Blind Cricket Council Syed Sultan Shah announced that Pakistan will not play the Asia Cup for the blind due to the sentiments of Indians towards Pakistanis.

He added that the management of the tournament needs to ensure the security of the team.

It should be noted that the sour relations between Pakistan and India stooped to a new low when Hindu extremist group Shiv Sena attacked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Headquarters in Mumbai and disrupted the meeting of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman  Shahryar Khan and the country’s cricket governing board Chief Shashank Manohar.

The meeting was later held in which it was decided that the negotiations will take place in Delhi. However, BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur announced that the rescheduled meeting has also been cancelled and the fate of the test series between the two countries in December rests with Indian government.

Shahryar Khan on Wednesday said that the chances of the Pak-India test series are slim and no further meetings are expected to take place.

International Cricket Council (ICC) withdrew Pakistani official Aleem Dar from umpiring in the next two India-South Africa one day games while bowling legends Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar, part of the commentating team for the series, will also return to Pakistan after the fourth ODI in Chennai.

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