Pakistan Blind Cricket Council has refused to participate in Blind Asia Cup, in India. According to the media reports, Pakistan Blind Cricket Team will not participate in the tournament due to recent series of aggression from Indian side. Chairman Pakistan Blind Cricket Team, Syed Sultan Shah has told the media that the decision has taken after analyzing the current extremist incidents in India. Syed Sultan Shah said that the extremist elements in India had ruined the meeting between Chairman PCB Sheheryar Khan and BCCI delegation. While Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar also leaved India due to these threats.
Syed Sultan Shah said that relations between Pakistani and Indian blind cricket councils are very good and Indian Blind Cricket Team had also played match in Pakistan, last year. He said that after so many incidents, we have safety concerns in our minds regarding Blind Asia Cup and we can’t take any risk. Chairman said that Pakistan Blind Cricket Team will not visit India, until and unless Modi Government will not try to prevent extremism in India. He added that the Pakistani Blind Cricket Team had visited India so many times but due to current situation, it is not possible.
It is to be noted that Blind Asia Cup will be held between 17th to 24th of January, 2015 in India and 5 teams were participating in this tournament.