Pakistan’s former star allrounder Shahid Afridi has been appointed as the ambassador for the fifth edition of Blind Cricket World Cup.
Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) made the announcement via a statement on Friday.
“Afridi is not only an icon in the arena of cricket across the globe but also a philanthropist and a role model in social works,” said Chairman PBCC Syed Sultan Shah.
The chairman of the board hoped that involvement of the veteran allrounder will help blind cricket grow in the country.
Earlier, Shahid Afridi was also named as the country’s ambassador for Champions Trophy 2017. Moreover, he was the one who inaugurated ICC Champions Trophy Tour.
PBCC will host the fifth edition of Blind Cricket ODI World Cup in UAE in January next year. However, the board is looking to host some matches including the final in Pakistan.
There will be nine teams fighting for the ultimate gold in the World Cup and four of those teams have agreed to play in Pakistan.