Calling all cricket lovers… Cape Town is hosting the first ever Blind Cricket World Cup to be held in South Africa. Seven teams from the best cricket-playing countries in the world will descend on the Mother City for this event, in partnership with The League of the Friends of the Blind.
The action starts on the 27th of November at Western Province Cricket Club in Rondebosch.
South Africa is up against stiff competition but optimistic about their chances; Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, West Indies, England and Bangladesh are sending the cream of their cricket crop to compete for the coveted award.
Heidi Volkwyn, the League’s media spokesperson, says this is a wonderful opportunity for Capetonians to show hospitality to our international guests.
Blind cricket is a version of the cricket adapted for blind and partially sighted players. It has been governed by the World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC) since 1996. Pakistan is the reigning champion.