Fijian born cricketer making his mark in NZ

Parveen Shankar has been playing cricket for the New Zealand Blind team. Picture: SUPPLIED

FIJI-BORN Parveen Shankar is making a name for himself on the cricket pitches in New Zealand.

The 35-year-old is part of the New Zealand Blind Cricket team and plays as as all rounder.

Shankar has been playing for New Zealand since 2006 where he was a part of the NZ Blind side to play at the Pakistan World Cup.

As well as being his debut of international cricket this also holds a strong memory for Shankar as this tournament was where he took his first international catch.

He is originally from Fiji but lost his eyesight in a car accident in New Zealand.

As well as playing cricket, he also plays lawn bowls, indoor bowls, soccer and hockey and is a volunteer at Guide Dogs Services in Auckland where he covers reception for half a day each Friday.

Shankar works at Dans Le Noir restaurant as a Guide Waiter.

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