LAHORE: Pakistan Cup Cricket Tournament gets under way from April 25 at Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad. The day/night matches will be 50 overs –a-side where five participating teams i.e. Punjab, Sindh, KP, Balochistan, and Federal Areas will feature the tournament. The opening match of the tournament will be played between Punjab and Balochistan on April 25. The participating teams will play four matches each before the top two top teams making it to the final to be played on May 6.
Schedule (All matches at Faisalabad Stadium):
April 25: Punjab vs Balochistan.
April 26: Federal Areas vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
April 27: Balochistan vs Sindh.
April 28: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Punjab.
April 29: Sindh vs Federal Areas.
April 30: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Balochistan.
May 1: Punjab vs Federal Areas.
May 2: Sindh vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
May 3: Federal Areas vs Balochistan.
May 4: Punjab vs Sindh.
May 5: Rest day
May 6: Final. Matches will start at 2.30pm.
Teams: Balochistan: Ahmed Shahzad (Capt), Rizwan Hussain, Rameez Raja Jr, Khushdil Shah, Akbarur Rehman, Faizan Riaz, Rohail Nazir, Bismillah Khan, M Irfan (Fata), Muhammad Nawaz (V Capt), Sohail Tanvir, Anwar Ali, Mir Hamza, Umar Gul, Shaheen Shah Afridi
Punjab: Shoaib Malik (Capt), Zain Abbas, Sahibzada Farhan, Abdul Samad, Asif Ali, Ashfaq Ahmed, M Rizwan (V.Capt), Sohail Akhtar, Osama Mir, Kashif Bhatti, Imran Khan Sr, M Sami, Wahab Riaz, Shahid Yousaf, Abdur Rehman Muzammal
Sindh: Umar Amin: (Capt), Salman Butt, Gohar Ali, Fawad Alam (V. Capt), Iftikhar Ahmed, Danish Aziz, Rameez Aziz, Adnan Akmal, Muhammad Asghar, Bilal Asif, Aamir Yamin, Junaid Khan, Sohail Khan, Taj Wali, Muhammad Irfan Sr.
Federal Areas: Kamran Akmal (Capt), Sarmad Bhatti, Abid Ali, Awais Zia, Sohaib Maqsood (V.Capt), Ashiq Ali, Saad Nasim, Hussain Talat, Raza Ali Dar, Raza Hasan, Ammad Butt, Salman Ali Agha, Waqas Maqsood, Usman Shinwari, Umaid Asif
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Shan Masood (V.Capt), Khurram Manzoor, Israrullah, M Hafeez (Capt), Umar Akmal, Saud Shakeel, M Saad, M Irfan (Lhr), Adil Amin, Hassan Khan, Hammad Azam, Ziaul Haq, Sameen Gul, Sadaf Hussain, M Hasan.