Qatar to host DICC T20 World Cup 2023 in Dec, says CEO Zahir Babar

11:25 AM | 3 Nov, 2023
Qatar to host DICC T20 World Cup 2023 in Dec, says CEO Zahir Babar

Deaf International Cricket Council (DICC) Chief Executive Officer Zahir ud Din Babar has said that the DICC T20 World Cup 2023 will roll into action from December 3 in Doha, Qatar.  

In this premier deaf cricket activity, Pakistan will open its campaign against Afghanistan in Qatar on December 4 while the inaugural match of the event will be played between South Africa and England on December 3.

Zahir said it is a historic moment for DICC to hold this premier deaf cricket activity in world famous sports country Qatar which has established its name among top notch sports facilities in the World.

He expressed his gratitude to honourable Sheikh AbdulAziz Saoud Al-Thani, President Qatar Cricket Association, who has taken special interest and extended all out support for holding of this mega event which is a step forward to further promote cricket among hearing impaired diehard cricketers.

“Due to special efforts and keen interest of Ahmad Mohd QT Al Subaey Chairman Deaf Cricket Sports Centre Qatar, deaf cricket is becoming a popular sport in Qatar with the involvement of its local cricketers,” said the DICC official.

He said the matches of the T20 World Cup will be organized at Asian Town International Cricket Stadium, which is known as a top cricket arena. “Christopher Raja, President Deaf Cricket Sports Centre, has put in tremendous efforts for making top class arrangements to organize the Cup in a befitting manner,” he added.

Replying to a question, he said: “Deaf cricket is a historic game as it has a unique history of being one hundred year old, as this sport was introduced among deaf cricketers in the world.”

About the format of the event, DICC CEO said that top eight countries affiliated with the DICC will feature in the event in which 19 matches will be played. “The DICC is striving hard for the cause deaf cricket around the globe and under the banner of International Cricket Council it has been able to expand the span of its international cricket activities across the world by engaging the affiliated member countries in a comprehensive activity programme,” said Zahir.

He said DICC chairman Stefan Pickowski has expressed his special thanks to the ICC for its patronage and cooperation to help address the cause of deaf cricket worldwide. “With ICC support, we have been able to assemble major countries of the world at one platform to launch collective efforts to take deaf cricket to new heights in years to come,” said the DICC official.

He said this 10-day World Cup will serve as an ideal platform for deaf players to showcase their talent and potential and to serve as inspiration for youthful deaf cricketers around the world.

Zahir said that the DICC is of the view that World T20 Cup in Qatar will be a way forward for the deaf cricketers in the region specially in the gulf states, where deaf cricketers are becoming popular with each passing day.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 2 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 2, 2024 (Saturday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 2, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 27.13 27.43
Swedish Korona SEK 314.07 316.57
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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