Callum Flynn will lead the England Men’s Physical Disability team on a five-game tour of India in January next year.
A 15-strong squad has been selected, playing five IT20 matches in Ahmedabad and Udaipur, which will be the first international cricket for the England Men’s PD team since 2019.
Off the back of a successful Disability Premier League in August, a debut for England Women’s Visually Impaired team in the World Blind Games and England Men’s Learning Disability team’s tri-series success in South Africa the tour serves to continue the progress of the England Disability Cricket performance programme.
England Men’s Physical Disability squad
Callum Flynn (Captain, Lancashire & Hawks)
Alex Hammond (Hampshire & Hawks)
Angus Brown (Black Cats)
Anthony Clapham (Berkshire & Pirates)
Ben Sutton (Worcestershire & Tridents)
Brendon Parr (Devon & Pirates)
Dan Reynaldo (Hampshire & Black Cats)
Danny Hamm (Cheshire & Pirates)
James Nordin (Middlesex & Hawks)
Jamie Goodwin (Derbyshire & Tridents)
Jordan Williams (Lancashire & Black Cats)
Liam O’Brien (Sussex & Tridents)
Liam Thomas (Yorkshire & Pirates)
Sammy Kumar (Middlesex & Black Cats)
Will Flynn (Hampshire & Pirates)
Captain Callum Flynn said: “For us as a squad, we feel this is the pinnacle. We know India are giants within the cricket world and we feel that they, alongside us in England, could really lead from the front in putting Physical Disability cricket on the map and take it to new heights.
“It’ll be a privilege for myself to lead the boys. I’ve captained the lads since Iain Nairn retired in 2019 but we unfortunately haven’t played any international cricket so it will be a proud moment personally to lead the boys out and hopefully bring home a series win.
“Winning in India is the toughest challenge for any England side and we are relishing that challenge. This is the most talented squad we have had and we feel if we can adapt quickly, we have a really good balance to our squad to win on Indian soil.”
England Disability Performance Manager Jane Powell said: “It’s been four years since our England Men’s Physical Disability squad have played any international cricket and we are very excited to see how we have developed since then.
“With a few retirements and new players surfacing it is a slightly changed squad. Representing England is the pinnacle for any cricketer and so I am pleased for all the players that have been selected for this tour. I am confident that we have selected a squad that can represent us well.”
The tournament is due to be played between 24 January 2024 and 7 February 2024. The final schedule for the matches will be shared soon.