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Pakistan Cup is ready to kickstart from the 2nd of March and will go on till the 25th of March after a successful HBL PSL 2022. Four cities that would be hosting the domestic tournament are Faisalabad, Islamabad, Lahore & Multan.
Golden Chance for Players to play against Australia in White Ball Series
Pakistan Cup will provide emerging and young players an opportunity to showcase their abilities and get a chance to feature in the national team’s squad for the white ball series against Australia.
16 player’s Squad for Pakistan Cup Confirmed by PCB
Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed the 16 player squad of the six teams featuring in the Pakistan Cup. The squad’s selection has been done keeping in mind young players who have been impressive in this year’s Pakistan Super League.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the defending champions would be taking on Central Punjab in the first match which will be held in Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad. The domestic tournament is set to be played on a double league basis.
Well-known Players will be Leading their Respective Teams
Iftikhar Ahmed will Lead Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Raza Ali Dar will captain Central Punjab, Salman Ali Agha will be the leader of Southern Punjab while Balochistan, Sindh, and Northern will be lead Yasir Shah, Mir Hamza, and Shadab Khan respectively.
Details about Broadcasting and Prize money
The group-stage matches played at Multan Cricket Stadium will be live-streamed by PCB. However the decision about broadcasting the semi-finals and final is yet to be taken. The winner of the Pakistan Cup will be rewarded with PKR 5 million and the runners-up will get PKR 2.5 million. The prize money in total for the tournament is around PKR 10 million.
The squads for the six teams are as followed:
Iftikhar Ahmed (Captain), Aamer Azmat, Adil Amin, Arshad Iqbal, Asif Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan Jnr., Imran Khan Snr, Irfanullah Shah, Khalid Usman, Mohammad Haris (WK), Mohammad Sarwar, Sahibzada Farhan, Sameen Gul, Waqar Ahmed and Wasim Jnr.
Raza Ali Dar (Captain), Ahmed Shahzad, Awais Ali, Hussain Talat, Imran Dogar, Muhammad Akhlaq, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Irfan Jnr., Nisar Ahmed, Qasim Akram, Rizwan Hussain, Saad Nasim, Umar Akmal, Usman Qadir, Wahab Riaz, and Zafar Gohar
Salman Ali Agha (Captain), Aamir Yamin, Abbas Afridi, Ali Majid, Azam Khan (WK), Faisal Akram, Hassan Khan, Imran Randhawa, Khushdil Shah, Rahat Ali, Sharoon Siraj, Sohaib Maqsood, Tayyab Tahir, Zain Abbas, Zeeshan Ashraf (WK) and Zia-ul-Haq.
Yasir Shah (Captain), Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Akif Javed, Ammad Butt, Asad Shafiq, Ayaz Tasawar, Azeem Ghumman, Bismillah Khan (WK), Haseebullah Khan (WK), Imran Butt, Jalat Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Khurram Shahzad, Mohammad Saad, Mohammad Shahid and Taj Wali
Mir Hamza (Captain), Omair Bin Yousaf, Abrar Ahmed, Ahsan Ali, Ammad Alam, Asif Mehmood, Danish Aziz, Khurram Manzoor, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Hasan (WK), Mohammad Taha, Mohammad Umar, Saad Khan, Shahnawaz Dahani, Sharjeel Khan and Sohail Khan.
Shadab Khan (Captain), Aamir Jamal, Ali Imran, Asif Ali, Ather Mehmood, Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Mehran Mumtaz, Mubasir Khan, Mohammad Huraira, Musa Khan, Nasir Nawaz, Rohail Nazir (WK), Salman Irshad, Umar Amin and Zaman Khan.
Pakistan Cup Schedule:
|#||Match Date||Teams||Match #||Venue|
|1||02-03-2022||Balochistan vs Northern||1st Match||House of Northern, Islamabad|
|2||02-03-2022||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Central Punjab||3rd Match||Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad|
|3||02-03-2022||Southern Punjab vs Sindh||2nd Match||Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan|
|4||04-03-2022||Northern vs Central Punjab||6th Match||House of Northern, Islamabad|
|5||04-03-2022||Balochistan vs Sindh||4th Match||Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad|
|6||04-03-2022||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Southern Punjab||5th Match||Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan|
|7||06-03-2022||Central Punjab vs Southern Punjab||9th Match||Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad|
|8||06-03-2022||Balochistan vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa||7th Match||Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan|
|9||06-03-2022||Sindh vs Northern||8th Match||House of Northern, Islamabad|
|10||08-03-2022||Balochistan vs Southern Punjab||10th Match||Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan|
|11||08-03-2022||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Sindh||12th Match||Lahore City Cricket Association Ground, Lahore|
|12||08-03-2022||Southern Punjab vs Northern||11th Match||House of Northern, Islamabad|
|13||10-03-2022||Northern vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa||14th Match||House of Northern, Islamabad|
|14||10-03-2022||Central Punjab vs Sindh||15th Match||Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan|
|15||10-03-2022||Balochistan vs Southern Punjab||13th Match||Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad|
|16||13-03-2022||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Northern||18th Match||House of Northern, Islamabad|
|17||13-03-2022||Central Punjab vs Southern Punjab||17th Match||Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad|
|18||13-03-2022||Balochistan vs Sindh||16th Match||Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan|
|19||16-03-2022||Balochistan vs Southern Punjab||19th Match||Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan|
|20||16-03-2022||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Sindh||20th Match||House of Northern, Islamabad|
|21||16-03-2022||Northern vs Central Punjab||21st Match||Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad|
|22||19-03-2022||Northern vs Sindh||23rd Match||House of Northern, Islamabad|
|23||19-03-2022||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Southern Punjab||24th Match||Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan|
|24||19-03-2022||Balochistan vs Central Punjab||22nd Match||Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad|
|25||22-03-2022||Balochistan vs Northern||25th Match||Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad|
|26||22-03-2022||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Central Punjab||27th Match||House of Northern, Islamabad|
|27||22-03-2022||Southern Punjab vs Sindh||26th Match||Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan|
|28||25-03-2022||Balochistan vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa||28th Match||House of Northern, Islamabad|
|29||25-03-2022||Northern vs Southern Punjab||30th Match||Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan|
|30||25-03-2022||Central Punjab vs Sindh||29th Match||Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad|