Qatar is set to host the Deaf International Cricket Council (DICC) T20 World Cup in December 2023, as announced by DICC Chief Executive Officer Zahir ud Din Babar. The tournament will be held at the Asian Town International Cricket Stadium, a renowned cricket venue. The event will feature the top eight countries affiliated with the DICC, and a total of 19 matches will be played.
The DICC has been working tirelessly to promote deaf cricket globally under the banner of the International Cricket Council (ICC). The ICC’s support has been instrumental in bringing together major countries on a single platform to elevate deaf cricket to new heights.
The World T20 Cup in Qatar is seen as a significant step forward for deaf cricketers, especially in the Gulf states where the sport is gaining popularity.
The tournament is expected to serve as an ideal platform for deaf players to showcase their talent and potential, inspiring young deaf cricketers worldwide. The inaugural match of the event will be played between South Africa and England on December 3, while Pakistan will open its campaign against Afghanistan on December 4.
The hosting of this premier deaf cricket event in Qatar, a country known for its world-class sports facilities, is considered a historic moment for the DICC. The organization expressed gratitude to Sheikh Abdulaziz Saoud Al-Thani, President of the Qatar Cricket Association, for his special interest and support in holding this mega event.