Cape Town will host an International Blind Cricket Series between South Africa and New Zealand from Tuesday.

The series, which is the first of its kind between the two countries, will consist of five T20 and two one-day international matches until 14 February.

Blind cricket includes both completely blind and partially sighted individuals.

The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services, Zahid Badroodien, says the sport is similar to normal cricket but uses an audible ball to cater for the players’ lack of vision.