Kashmiri man selected for Indian cricket team, to play ODI and T20 matches

Nayeem Ahmad Malla in cricket field.

Srinagar: A physically challenged man from central Kashmir’s Budgam district has been selected for the Indian Cricket team to play in One Day International series (ODI) series against Bangladesh.

Nayeem Ahmad Malla, a resident of Aarath village of Budgam has received the selection letter from the Board of Disabled Cricket Association to play at the international level.

Nayeem, a shawl seller, has also been selected to play in Test and T-20 matches for the Indian Cricket Team.

“On behalf of the BDCA and its Board members I wish to inform and congratulate you that based on your past performance and the recently concluded four days probable Cricket Selections Camp at Hyderabad organized by Board of Disabled Cricket Association, you have been selected in the Indian Cricket Team for the ODI series against Bangladesh. You have also been selected in a test match and T 20 series against Bangladesh,” reads the letter sent to Nayeem by the General Secretay of BDCA, K Rami Reddy.

Nayeem, 25, has been an ardent cricket player in the district and has been hitting the ball with class and skill across the cricket turf.

Nayeem said he has already played matches at the national level and is waiting to play at the international level.

He said he was selling shawls in Kolkata and have worked as labourer as well.

“I am eagerly waiting for the day to play in the ODI, T-20, and Test matches and want to play in the World Cup in the year 2022,” he said.

“I went through trials and tests in Hyderabad during which the selectors spotted my skill and I was selected,” he added.

Nayeem’s parents and the whole locality are ecstatic that their boy will play cricket at the international level. (KDC)


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