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Pakistani blind cricket team captain Zeeshan Abbasi marries

Man in sun glasses sitting. Zeeshan Abbasi. Image credit: Pakistan Blind Cricket Council

On Monday, Pakistani blind cricket team captain Zeeshan Abbasi got married to a woman from the Abbasi tribe and who lives in Rawalpindi, a city about 14 kilometers from the capital Islamabad.

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Last month, Abbasi was one of eighteen players to receive a monthly honorarium for the next six months from Pakistan Blind Cricket Council that allows him to focus more on his cricket. In July, he was also listed on the shortlist of 30 players who may be selected to compete at the 4th One Day International Blind Cricket World Cup in South Africa in late November and early December.

 

Abbasi was the subject of an acid attack at the 2012 One Day International Blind Cricket World Cup in India, where a glass of acid was deliberately left on his table during breakfast at a hotel and he drank it on accident.  He recovered fast enough to compete the following day. The  left arm fast bowler and a right handed batsman has played over 20 one day internationals for the Pakistani team after having been first called up to the team in 2000.

 

 

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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