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Blind cricket team gets bus for Delhi

Jan 03, 2018 | Cricketingnepal |
The Pakistan-bound Nepali blind cricket team which was stranded in Gorakhpur due to cancellation of train is finally leaving for their destination after the team management got hold of a bus. 

Ironically, the team representing national flag, is participating in their maiden 40-over World Cup for Blind to be held in Pakistan and United Arab Emirates from January 8-21.

After the concerned authorities, the government and National Sports Council, hardly acted in helping the cricketers get flight tickets to Pakistan, the team was forced to travel to the tournament venue via road. 

But to their dismay, the team was left in panic after their train to Amritsar from Gorakhpur at 7:20 PM was cancelled. After hours of excercise, the team finally managed to book tickets for 16 in 22-member team. Six of the members will make adjustments in the 12:00 AM bus from Gorakhpur that will take them to Delhi.

From Delhi, the team will travel to Amritsar and then to Wagha Border from where they will be catching another train to Lahore, Pakistan. 

The team is scheduled to play their first match against Bangladesh on January 8 but following a hectic four-day routine to the tournament venue might get them saturated. Team captain Kirtan Shrestha Duwal had said the team is capable to Bangladesh and Australia. 

A total of six teams are participating in the tournament. India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the other three teams in the tournament. The top four teams will qualify for the semi-finals.


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