PCAPH Switzerland tour highly successful


The tour of Switzerland by the Pakistan Cricket Association for the Physically Handicapped (PCAPH) has been hailed a great success by all concerned. The whirlwind tour, held over seven days (10.-17.9.2014), was initiated and organised by Geneva International CC's vice-President Madame Huong T. Huynh.

Cricket Switzerland and several of its clubs sponsored the tour materially and in kind.

Matches were played against five Cricket Switzerland teams:

  • CERN - match tied (read the match report)
  • La Chat - won by PCAPH
  • Geneva International - won by PCAPH
  • Cossonay - won by PCAPH
  • Berne (Day/Night) - won by Berne

Tour schedule

Date Time Activity

Wednesday 10th September




Arrival at Geneva Airport (Flight LX 2800)
Accommodation at Geneva Youth Hostel (rue Rothschild 30, 1202 Genève)
Sightseeing tour: United Nations, the Flower clock, the Jet d’eau.
Thursday 11th September





Meet at the CERN globe

Arrival of PCAPH at Prévessin (CERN cricket ground)

Match with CERN Cricket Club at “En Prévessin” near the border with France
Lunch & BBQ at the ground courtesy of CERN CC

Friday 12th September












Arrival at Geneva International School, La Châtaigneraie Campus, 1297 Founex

Session 1: Half year 5 group cricket skills session lead by PCAPH players & Adrian Robinson in sports hall or on football pitch / Remaining half year 5 group have assembly with other PCAPH players & John Deighan on disability in sport and how to overcome adversity

Lunch at la Chat

Session 2: Groups reverse

Exhibition match: La Chat CC v PCAPH

Anglo/Pakistani cricket tea courtesy of La Chât CC

Saturday 13th September






Sightseeing Geneva Old Town

Arrival at Geneva International Cricket Club at “Bout du Monde”
Match GICC v PCAPH at “Bout-du-Monde” (Special guest "Sami Kanaan" - Conseiller Administratif of Sports in Geneva City)
Tea & BBQ at the ground, courtesy of GICC



Sunday 14th September










Departure for Cossonay in Canton Vaud & sightseeing of La Côte, Montreux, Chillon Castle on the way

Arrival at "En Marche"

Match with Cossonay Cricket Club 
Tea & BBQ at the ground, courtesy of Cossonay CC
Departure for Bern and overnight at Bern Youth Hostel (Weihergasse 4, 3005 Bern)

Monday 15th September











Sightseeing Bundeshaus, the Federal Capital of Switzerland


Sightseeing Münster, the bear pit, the Old Town

Reception hosted by the Ambassador H.E. Dr. Aman Rashid at the Embassy of Pakistan in Bern

T20 match with Bern Cricket Club in presence of representatives of H.E. the Ambassador of Pakistan in Bern; Officials of the Berne Sports Authority; Executives of Cricket Switzerland
Curry dinner courtesy of by Berne CC
Overnight at Bern Youth Hostel

Tuesday 16th September



Return to Geneva & free afternoon

Farewell dinner courtesy of GICC

Wednesday 17th September 11am Departure for Islamabad from Geneva Airport (Swiss LX 2809)

In addition to this intensive schedule of matches, the PCAPH team members were able to do a spot of sightseeing, in Geneva and Berne.

Before the last match, against Berne, the touring group were received by the Pakistan Ambassador to Switzerland, Dr. H.E. Aman Rashid, who also kindly attended the Berne match.
A trophy was presented by Cricket Switzerland to the touring team as a memento of their visit.
For their part, the tourists were deeply appreciative of the arrangements made for them, the friendliness of all who were involved and the opportunity to visit Switzerland.  It was a particular pleasure for the team members to play on the lush green fields of Switzerland.

Dr H.E. Aman Rashid, Pakistan Ambassador to Switzerland, attended the PCAPH match hosted by Berne CC
Dr H.E. Aman Rashid, Pakistan Ambassador to Switzerland, attended the PCAPH match hosted by Berne CC

The Cricket Switzerland Executive Committee wishes to thank all clubs and individuals who made the tour such a success, in particular Madame Huong T. Huynh.

Mr Ken McKeown presents PCAPH trophy
Mr Ken McKeown presents PCAPH trophy


The Pakistan Cricket Association for Physically Handicapped (PCAPH) was established in March 2006 and was duly approved by Special Education for creating better cricket skills for physically handicapped people in Pakistan. Its mission is to create opportunities and expand cricket for the physically disabled, something Cricket Switzerland is proud to be part of for one week in September.