PESHAWAR: The 2nd edition of Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) Blind Cricket Trophy commenced on Tuesday here at Arbab Niaz Cricket stadium at Peshawar.
Kamran Khan Bangash, Special Assistant to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Science and Information Technology and Mr. Saeed Ullah Shah Managing Director PPL, Dr. Tanveer and Syed Sultan Shah Chairman PBCC inaugurated the event.
Syed Sultan Shah Chairman PBCC asked the Govt to develop a customized screen reader (text to speech) software in URDU language for the visually impaired persons. He said that the government must implement the 2% job placement quota for disabled persons. He also thanked the PPL for their continuous support for the development of Cricket of the Blind in Pakistan.
Minister for Science and Technology assured that the government will consider these requests earnestly.
Later on Abbottabad won the toss and asked Peshawar to take guard. Match started late due to foggy weather and was reduced to 18 overs. Peshawar batsmen hammered the opponent bowling and made enormous 270 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in stipulated 18 overs. Mohsin Khan played outstanding innings of 98 runs off 47 balls and Sana Ullah made 35 runs. Sohaib from bowling side took 3 wickets by giving away 45 runs.
Abbottabad chasing the huge total couldn’t make an impact and were bowled out on 175 runs in 17.5 overs. Naeem Ullah remained their top scorer with 55 runs and Mati Ullah scored 30 runs. Roh-ul-Ameen, Mohsin Khan and Safhiullah from Peshawar claimed 2 wickets each.