NATIONAL WHEELCHAIR USER CRICKET TOURNAMENT

National Wheelchair Cricket Tournament 2010 (NWCCT) is one of the efforts to change people’s attitude towards Persons with Disabilities and to close the gap between the PWDs and the society. This would help people know about the talent of PWDs and bring them out of their isolation. NWCCT was organized by Saaya on 6-7 Feb, 2010 in Islamabad in collaboration with Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP), Capital Development Authority (CDA). SamaTv, TV ONE, Waseeb and Radio FM 1 were the media partner of the NWCCT, 2010. In this Mega event 120 PWDs participated from all over the country.


Students from different institutions of Islamabad and Rawalpindi worked voluntarily to organize NWCCT 2010, which provided them the opportunity to work closely with the PWDs. This interaction changed their perception and thinking about the abilities of these people. Students are the future of this Nation; they are the one who will perform influential roles in shaping the society. If their attitude toward PWDs will change and they accept them as viable part of the society, the inclusive society could be formed.


Mehran Dolphins Lahore (MDL) defeated Chanar Heroes Peshawar (CHP) by 73 runs in the final of the National Wheelchair user Cricket Tournament 2010 here at Pakistan Sports Complex on Sunday. The winners set a mammoth tar get of 166 runs for their challengers by managing 165 for two runs on the board in eight overs per innings fixture. An excellent innings by Agha Hussain Raza (99 not out) helped Mehran Dolphins lift the trophy. He hit 15 boundaries and five massive sixes during his remarkableinnings..


Rizwan Ijaz contributed 45 runs for Dolphins. He smashed five sixes and three fours during his unbeaten innings. Tariq Afridi took only wicket for Chanar Heroes. Chanar Heroes could score 92

runs in their eight overs. Tariq Afridi (35) and Ayaz Khan (22) were the main contributors for the losers. Agha Raza Husnain chipped in three scalps for Mehran Dolphin Lahore.


Six teams including Ravi Challengers Karachi, Khyber Kings Multan, Mehran Dolphin Lahore Gilgit Topper Murakkay, Chanar Heroes Pesahwar and Bolan tigers Mardan competed in the two-day event held under the Disabled Saaya Association. Each participating team awarded cash Prize Rs 10.000.


At the end Inspector General Police Islamabad Syed kaleemAmam, Mr, Niazullah Khan and Khalid Naeem from Ministry of Special Education Mr. Fayez Al Shehri cultural officer from Saudi embassy distributed the certificates, Shields, cash awards among the players. The winning team captain Agha husnainRaza received the winning trophy while the captain of Chanar Heroes Ayaz Khan collected the runners-up trophy.


Mr. Fayes Al Shehri Said we will support such events and it is my pleasure to join you in this Cricket match and I enjoyed the cricket and spirit of participants,


Mr. KaleemAmam while specking congratulated the winners and said that it was honor for him to grace the occasion. He assured the organizers to support them in future for holding such types of events; he also congratulated the organizers.


President of Saaya Association Mr. AsimZafar expressed his gratitude and thanked every one for making NWCCT 2010 a memorable event. The ceremony was concluded with the national song by Manjodaro musical group with active participation of audience and guests. It was wonderful end of a magnificent day.