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2018 Blind Cricket World Cup

The 2018 Blind Cricket World Cup was the fifth Blind Cricket World Cup tournament, and was held from 8–20 January 2018 in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates.[1][2] In the final, defending champions India defeated Pakistan by 2 wickets to secure their 2nd Blind Cricket World Cup title under the captaincy of Ajay Kumar Reddy.[3][4][5][6] Six teams, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Australia and Nepal played in the tournament,[7][8][9][10] with Nepal making their first ever appearance.[11][12]

2018 40 Over Blind Cricket World Cup
Dates8 January 2018 – 20 January 2018
Administrator(s)World Blind Cricket Council
Cricket format40 Overs
Tournament format(s)Group and Knockout
Host(s) Pakistan
 United Arab Emirates
ChampionsIndia India
Runners-upPakistan Pakistan
Participants6
← 2014

India played all of their group stage matches of the tournament at neutral venues in the United Arab Emirates, after the foreign ministry of India blocked them from travelling to Pakistan.[13] It was later revealed that the Cricket Association for the Blind in India and Pakistan Blind Cricket Council had agreed to shift the Indian matches to the UAE.[14][15] Thus, only Nepal and Bangladesh were willing to play matches in Pakistan.[16]

Initially, Pakistan was selected as the main host nation to host the tournament, with the UAE later agreeing to host some of the matches. It was the first time that Pakistan had been selected to host the Blind Cricket World Cup since 2006, and marked the first instance where UAE also had hosted few matches as a part of the World Cup.[17]

Sharjah Cricket Stadium hosted the final between India and Pakistan on 20 January;[18][19] prior to the World Cup, Pakistan had originally been selected to host the final.[20] India and Pakistan were the only teams to play against each other in the finals of the Blind Cricket World Cup on three consecutive occasions.

In the final, Pakistan batted first and managed to score 308/8 after being put into bat by India. India chased down the target of 309 with 16 balls to spare to clinch the title. India thus maintained their unbeaten record in the tournament.[21][22]

VenuesEdit

Gaddafi Stadium was the only venue to host the Blind Cricket World Cup matches in Pakistan. In the UAE, International standard cricket venues including Ajman Oval were chosen to host some of the matches.[citation needed]

 
Lahore Gaddafi Stadium hosted some of the matches as a part of the 2018 Blind Cricket World Cup

Group stageEdit

15 group league matches took place during the tournament.[23]

1st MatchEdit

January 8, 2018
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  Bangladesh
207/6 (40 overs)
v
  Pakistan
208/1 (17 overs)
Pakistan won by 9 wickets
Gaddafi Stadium
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to field

2nd MatchEdit

January 8, 2018
  Australia
26/2 (3.1 overs)
v
  India
0/0 (0 overs)
No result
Ajman Oval
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat
  • The match was cancelled due to wet outfield

3rd MatchEdit

January 9, 2018
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  Nepal
258/5 (40 overs)
v
  Pakistan
259/1 (19.1 overs)
Pakistan won by 9 wickets
Gaddafi Stadium
  • Nepal won the toss and elected to bat

4th MatchEdit

January 9, 2018
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  Sri Lanka
485/7 (35 overs)
v
  Australia
182 (29.4 overs)
Suranga Sampath 130 (85)
Sri Lanka won by 303 runs
Ajman Oval
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat

5th MatchEdit

January 10, 2018
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  Nepal
134/9 (40 overs)
v
  Bangladesh
135/6 (33.3 overs)
Bangladesh won by 4 wickets
Gaddafi Stadium
  • Nepal won the toss and elected to bat

6th MatchEdit

January 10, 2018
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  Sri Lanka
358/8 (40 overs)
v
  India
359/4 (32 overs)
Deepak Malik 179 (102)
India won by 6 wickets
Ajman Oval
  • India won the toss and elected to field

7th MatchEdit

January 12, 2018
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  Pakistan
282/8 (40 overs)
v
  India
285/3 (35 overs)
India won by 7 wickets
Ajman Oval
  • India won the toss and elected to field

8th MatchEdit

January 12, 2018
  Australia
327/9 (40 overs)
v
  Bangladesh
328/3 (38 overs)
Bangladesh won by 7 wickets
Ajman Oval
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat

9th MatchEdit

January 13, 2018
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  Bangladesh
226/8 (40 overs)
v
  India
227/0 (18.4 overs)
India won by 10 wickets
Ajman Oval
  • India won the toss and elected to field

10th MatchEdit

January 13, 2018
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  Sri Lanka
494/5 (40 overs)
v
  Nepal
154 (33.4 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 340 runs
Ajman Oval
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat

11th MatchEdit

January 14, 2018
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  India
563 /4 (40 overs)
v
  Australia
169 (31.5 overs)
India won by 394 runs
Ajman Oval
  • India won the toss and elected to bat
  • India's total of 563/4 is the highest team total scored by any team in Blind Cricket World Cup[24]

12th MatchEdit

January 14, 2018
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  Nepal
156/9 (37.5 overs)
v
  India
160/2 (15 overs)
India won by 8 wickets
MCC Ground
  • Nepal won the toss and elected to bat
  • With this victory, India became the first team to qualify for the semifinals of the tournament[25]

13th MatchEdit

January 14, 2018
  Bangladesh
291/8 (40 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
292/3 (31.5 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
Ajman Oval
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat

14th MatchEdit

January 15, 2018
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  Pakistan
476/9 (40 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
317/5 (40 overs)
Pakistan won by 159 runs
Ajman Oval
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field

15th MatchEdit

January 15, 2018
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  Australia
298 (40 overs)
v
  Nepal
299/2 (36 overs)
Nepal won by 8 wickets
Ajman Oval
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat

Semi finalsEdit

1st Semi finalEdit

January 17, 2018
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  Bangladesh
256 (38.5 overs)
v
  India
259/3 (23 overs)
India won by 7 wickets
Ajman Oval
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat
  • With this victory, India qualified for the final

2nd Semi finalEdit

January 17, 2018
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  Pakistan
489/8 (40 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
333/8 (40 overs)
Pakistan won by 156 runs
Eden Garden Cricket Ground
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field
  • With this victory, Pakistan qualified for the final

FinalEdit

January 20, 2018
[1]
  Pakistan
308/8 (40 overs)
v
  India
309/8 (38.2 overs)
India won by 2 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
  • India won the toss and elected to field
  • With this win, India won the 2018 edition of the Blind Cricket World Cup.
 
Sharjah Cricket Stadium was selected as the neutral venue to host the 2018 Blind Cricket World Cup final

BroadcastingEdit

PTV Sports, the Premier 24 hour Pakistani sport channel was awarded the rights to host the 40 overs Blind Cricket World Cup tournament.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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