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Pakistan Junior League gets PTV Sports’ boost
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-The Pakistan Junior League got a positive shot in the arm when the state-owned PTV Sports threw its weight behind the first-of-its-kind event that is aimed at providing opportunities to the talented teenagers to demonstrate their skills in a franchise-based tournament, which will ultimately benefit Pakistan cricket. In a high-powered meeting held earlier this week in Islamabad, PTV Sports reiterated its commitment to supporting Pakistan cricket and, in this regard, promised to fully back the Pakistan Junior League. PTV Sports will be televising all matches, which will all be played in Lahore in October. As part of the event build-up, PTV Sports will also run promotional campaigns involving current and future stars, as well as fan-engaging content to not only encourage the participants but to also involve and attract hardcore Pakistan cricket fans to either watch emerging cricketers live at the Gaddafi Stadium or from the comfort of their TV lounges. PCB Chief Executive Faisal Hasnain: “Cricket unites our nation and in this background, the PCB was delighted by the assurances and commitments from PTV Sports, which is our national broadcast asset and by far, has the widest and biggest reach and audience. Their support in showcasing our future stars will significantly enhance the profile of the tournament and help the PCB to introduce highly-talented teenagers to the country through PTV Sports’ broadcast coverage. “Partners like PTV Sports are essential and integral to our endeavours and initiatives around promoting, growing and developing the game of cricket. Live pictures from the Pakistan Junior League that go to every nook and cranny of the country through PTV Sports will motivate youngsters to take up this great game, which will eventually help Pakistan cricket. “For the Pakistan Junior League, we will have high-quality production and with PTV Sports already now broadcasting fulltime in high-definition, the TV coverage will provide an excellent experience to the patrons and supporters of Pakistan cricket. “The PCB and PTV have been partners since broadcast coverage was introduced in cricket. This relationship has grown significantly over the years, and the PCB remains committed to further strengthening this bond by working together with the PTV to safeguard and promote Pakistan cricket’s interests.” PTV Managing Director Sayyed Mubashar Tauqir Shah: “PTV Sports is playing its part in promoting all sports, including cricket that has a massive following and impact on our society. Pakistan Junior League is an exciting concept and as part of the government’s drive to encourage and promote youngsters, we will fully back PCB and through our platforms, will ensure maximum coverage and promotion. The 2022-23 season of cricket will be very exciting and entertaining one. Apart from the Pakistan Junior League, Pakistan will host England and New Zealand twice, and the West Indies once. Then, we will have our marquee Pakistan Super League in February 2023. And if you add the ACC Asia Cup and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 to the mix, this will be a bumper year for cricket fans and PTV Sports will be right there to meet the expectations and demands of our subscribers. I am delighted with the outcomes of the meeting with PCB and happy that they are aligned with our philosophy that revolves around excellence. I am confident PTV Sports and PCB will continue to work together to enhance the profile and image of the country, its people and the game.” PCB on Wednesday announced Javed Miandad, Daren Sammy, Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik as mentors, with more mentors and other important announcements to be made in due course.      
PCB names National Under-19 Cup squads
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-Twelve sides of six Cricket Associations will participate in the one-day National UNDER-19 Cup, which will be held across five cities from 28 June to 8 July. The National UNDER-19 Championship (three-day) will be held in the third week of July. To create a competitive environment and to bridge the gap between domestic and international cricket, the PCB has involved senior coaches to lead the support staff of each squad featuring in the National UNDER-19 Cup. This move will upskill the players, while helping the coaches to work closely with teenagers knocking at the doors of senior cricket. The coaching panel includes: Abdul Razzaq, Aizaz Cheema, Arshad Khan, Humayun Farhat, Ijaz Ahmed Jnr, Imran Farhat and Zahoor Elahi. The former international cricketers’ part of the coaching staff includes Ghulam Ali, Rafatullah Mohmand, Shahid Anwar, Shoaib Khan and Samiullah Khan Niazi. Six Blues squads have been placed in Pool A and will play their matches in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, while six Whites squads are in Pool B with their matches scheduled in Faisalabad, Lahore and Sheikhupura. Like the previous season, the PCB continues to field two sides from each Cricket Association. This has been initiated in order to give more opportunities to the players at this level. The PCB also confirms the 12 squads for the tournament. Performances of players in the recently concluded Cricket Associations Divisional UNDER-19 Tournament were also taken into consideration. The performers from last year’s National UNDER-19 tournaments who are still eligible to feature in the age-group event were also considered for the forthcoming tournament. Squads: Balochistan UNDER-19 Blues: Sajjad Ali (Captain) (Loralai), Abu Bakar (Lasbela), Arbaz Khan (Loralai), Basit Ali (Naseerabad), Ejaz Ahmed (Killa Abdullah), Ghazi Khan (Loralai), Ikramullah Tareen (Quetta), Israrullah (Naseerabad), Mohammad Qasim (Quetta), Mohammad Uzair (Naseerabad), Mohammad Yousaf (Loralai), Sayed Yasir Shah (Pishin), Sham Raiz Khan (Pishin), Yasir Khan (Quetta) and Zohaib Khan Shanzaib (Loralai) Reserve players: Adnan Iqbal (Khuzdar), Arslan Khan (Lasbella), Gohar Khan (Lasbella), Obaidullah (Quetta) and Shahid Ali (Sibi) Coaching staff: Arshad Khan (head coach), Raj Hans (assistant coach) Balochistan UNDER-19 Whites: Duniya Khan (Captain) (Loralai), Akhtar Altaf (Turbat), Ashanullah (Loralai), Hikmatullah (Loralai), Inamullah (Quetta), Jahangir Khan (Loralai), Mohammad Aqdas Khan (Quetta), Moshin Ali (Lasbella), Mohammad Siddique (Killah Abdullah), Qurban Ali (Killah Abdullah), Siraj Mehboob (Panjgur), Syed Hanzla (Killah Abdullah), Tanveer Khan (Loralai), Usman Ghani (Quetta) and Uzafia Gul (Quetta) Reserve players: Abdul Haseeb (Gwadar), Abdul Saboor (Pishin), Imran Zahid (Turbat), Majid Ali (Sibi) and Perviz Ahmed (Sibi) Coaching staff: Habib Baloch (head coach), Shoaib Khan (assistant coach) Central Punjab UNDER-19 Blues: Obaid Shahid (Captain) (Lahore), Afzal Manzoor (Nankanasahib), Ali Asfand (Faisalabad), Arham Nawab (Faisalabad), Ayub Khan (Mandibahauddin), Azan Awais (Sialkot), Hammad Liaqat (Lahore), Mohammad Maaz (Faisalabad), Mohammad Maooz (Lahore), Mohammad Zeeshan (Faisalabad), Mohammad Waqas (Faisalabad), Saria Khan (Mianwali), Tayyab Arif (Sialkot), Zain- ul-Abideen (Gujranwala) and Zoraiz Wafa Gill (Mandibahauddin) Reserves: Ali Raza (Sheikhupura), Ameer Hassan (Sialkot), Farhan Yousuf (Lahore), Moosa Azeem (Sialkot) and Shaban Saeed (Jaranwala) Coaching staff: Abdul Razzaq (head coach), Humayun Farhat (assistant coach) Central Punjab UNDER-19 Whites: Hafiz Usman Nadeem (Captain) (Lahore), Abdul Rehman (Faisalabad), Abu Marsad (Lahore), Ahmed Bilal (Faisalabad), Akash Hayat (Faisalabad), Ali Razzaq (Lahore), Ali Zoraiz Arif (Lahore), Faraz Ahmed (Muridke), Hassan Ali Jnr (Faisalabad), Kaif Ali (Gujranwala), Mohammad Ibtisam-ur-Rehman (Sargodha), Moeez Rana (Lahore), Samama Riaz (Faisalabad), Usman Shahid (Lahore) and Waqas Abbas (Faisalabad) Reserves: Ali Dilshad (Lahore), Muneeb Wasif (Lahore), Syed Hassan Gillani (Sialkot), Usama Zahid (Lahore) and Zeeshan Sikander (Mandibahauddin) Coaching staff: Imran Farhat (head coach), Mohammad Ashraf (assistant coach) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa UNDER-19 Blues: Mohammed Zulkifl (Captain) (Charsada), Abu Bakkar (Lower Dir), Afaq Khan (Mardan), Haseeb Khan (Peshawar), Ihtisham-ul-Haq (Lower Dir), Ismail Khan (D.I Khan), Khubaib Habib (Kohat), Muhammed Farooq (Mohmand), Muhammed Riazullah (Lower Dir), Muhammed Shoaib (Peshawar), Muhammed Shoaib (D.I Khan), Muhammed Zubair (Peshawar), Muhammed Zubair (Khyber), Riazullah (Khyber) and Ubaidullah (Khyber) Reserve players: Adnan Ahmed (Bajour), Adnan Khan (Khyber), Ansarullah (Peshawar), Uzairullah (Peshawar) and Wazdan Khan (Khyber) Coaching staff: Abdur Rehman (head coach), Riffatullah Mohmand (assistant coach) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa UNDER-19 Whites: Abbas Ali (Captain) (Peshawar), Afkar Durrani (Lower Dir), Ahmed Hussain (Peshawar), Aimal Khan (Mohmand), Ayaz Khan (Mardan), Jawad Ali (Charsada), Muhammed Irfan (Khyber), Muhammed Salman (Khyber), Mohammed Tahir (Mohmand), Shahzaib Khan (Mansehra), Sherdil Khan (Swat), Shuja Zaheer (Abbotabad), Tahir Ali (Swabi), Yasir Ahmed (Swabi) and Zubair Shinwari (Khyber) Reserve players: Arafat Khan (Peshawar), Haris Khan (Peshawar), Hilal Ahmed (Swat), Maaz Habib Khan (Mardan) and Salar Ahmed (Haripur) Coaching Staff: Aftab Khan (head coach), Mohammad Aslam Qureshi (assistant coach) Northern UNDER-19 Blues: Shamyl Hussain (Captain) (Islamabad), Abdullah Amin (Jhelum), Abidullah (Islamabad), Affan Ishaq (Rawalpindi), Ali Abbas (Muzaffarabad), Amir Hasan (Rawalpindi), Aseer Mughal (Rawalpindi), Faraz Khan (Attock), Mohammad Aftab (Islamabad), Mohammad Asim Shahzad (Rawalpindi), Mohammad Awais (Attock), Mohammad Ibrahim (Jhelum), Saad Masood (Rawalpindi), Shahmeer Nisar Khan (Islamabad) and Umar Habib (Attock) Reserves: Abu Hurraira (Attock), Ismail Khan (Chakwal), Jouhar Ali (Rawalpindi), Saad Bin Tariq (Bagh/Hattian) and Saqibullah (Islamabad) Coaching staff: Kamran Khan (head coach), Fahad Masood (assistant coach) Northern UNDER-19 Whites: Shahmeer Ali (Captain) (Rawalpindi), Abdul Basit (Rawalpindi), Abuzar (Rawalpindi), Azan Kabir (Kotli), Dawood Nazar (Attock), Husnain Nadeem (Mirpur), Mohammad Ali Taj (Islamabad), Mohammad Ammar Khan (Muzaffarabad), Mohammad Arshad (Bagh), Mohammad Nabeel (Rawalpindi), Mohammad Qaiser (Islamabad), Raja Hamza Waheed (Islamabad), Salman Khan (Islamabad), Sudais Ulfat (Islamabad) and Usman Khan (Rawalpindi) Reserves: Aman Aftab (Bagh), Arsalan Ali (Islamabad), Awais Amin (Islamabad), Shahbaz Khan Hurraira (Jhelum) and Syed Ali Mehdi (Rawalpindi) Coaching staff: Ijaz Ahmed Jnr (head coach), Samiullah Khan Niazi (assistant coach) Sindh UNDER-19 Blues: Mirza Saad Baig (Captain) (Khi Zone-III), Afnan Khan (Khi Zone-IV), Aftab Ibrahim (Khi Zone-VII), Ali Hassan (Khi Zone-II), Habibullah (Khi Zone-VI), Hameed Kareem (Khi Zone-VI), Haroon Arshad (Khi Zone-III), Khawaja Mohammad Hafeez (Khi Zone-VI), Maaz Khurram Amin (Khi Zone-VI), Mohammad Arbaaz Khan (Khi Zone-VI), Mohammad Hanif (Khi Zone-V), Naveed Ahmed Khan (Khi Zone-VI), Raihan Ali Shah (Khi Zone-II), Shahzaib Aziz (Larkana) and Wahaj Raiz (Khi Zone-II) Reserves: Abdullah Alam (Khi Zone-VII), Daud Abbas (Benazirabad), Feroz Ali (Larkana), Haseeb-ur- Rehman (Hyderabad) and Ubaid Raza (Khairpur) Coaching staff: Mohammad Masroor (head coach), Tahir Mehmood (assistant coach) Sindh UNDER-19 Whites: Syed Tayyab Hussain (Captain) (Khi Zone-II), Abdul Moeez (Khi Zone-VII), Ali Ishaq (Khi Zone-VI), Awais Raheem Shah (Khi Zone-VI), Ghulam Ashraf (Khi Zone-VI), Hamza Qureshi (Khi Zone-VI), Mansoor Ali Khoso (Khairpur), Mohammad Fahad Amin (Khi Zone-III), Mohammad Hassan Iqbal (Khi Zone-III), Mohammad Saad Asif (Khi Zone-VII), Noman Ali (Hyderabad), Rumail Ahmed (Khi Zone-III), Saqlain Nawaz Rajput (Khairpur), Shahwaiz Yasir (Khi Zone-II), and Syed Yahya Shah (Hyderabad) Reserves: Abdul Rehman Niazi (Khi Zone-II), Daniyal Ahmed (Khi Zone-V), Mohammad Umar Khan Sherani (Mirpurkhas), Mohammad Hannan (Sukkur) and Ziaullah (Khi Zone-II) Coaching staff: Ghulam Ali (head coach), Zafar Iqbal (assistant coach) Southern Punjab UNDER-19 Blues: Mohammad Danish (Captain) (Muzaffargarh), Adnan Shahid (D.G Khan), Arbab Shabir (Khanewal), Bilal Ahmad (Sahiwal), Hamza Nadir (Sahiwal), Haseeb Javaid (Multan), Huzaifa Ayub (Khanewal), Kashif Farid (Rajanpur), Mohammad Abdullah (Rajanpur), Mohammad Luqman (Lodhran), Mohammad Shan (Sahiwal), Mohammad Zahid (Multan), Moheer Saeed (Vehari), Sharjeel Hassan (Lodhran) and Zubair Jabbar (Khanewal) Reserves: Adnan Ali (Pakpattan), Ali Haider (Vehari), Ali Shabir (Rahim Yar Khan), Amin Talib (Vehari) and Haseeb Gull (Bahawalpur) Coaching staff: Iqbal Imam (head coach), Zahoor Elahi (assistant coach) Southern Punjab UNDER-19 Whites: Uzair Mumtaz (Captain) (Multan), Abu Bakar (Muzaffargarh), Aqib Asghar (Vehari), Arafat Minhas (Multan), Hamza Nawaz (Bahawalnagar), Harib Moeen (Bahawalnagar), Haseeb Nazim (Multan), Hasnain Majid (Rahim Yar Khan), Mohammad Ammar (Rahim Yar Khan), Mohammad Ismail (Sahiwal), Mozam Alvi (Bahawalpur), Shehraz Khan (Lodhran), Taha Masood (Rahim Yar Khan), Taha Shabir (Sahiwal) and Talha Mushtaq (Rahim Yar Khan) Reserves: Alam Zaib Khan (Multan), Farhan Iqbal (Rahim Yar Khan), Mohammad Jansher (Sahiwal), Maseem Raza (Multan) and Usman Iqbal (Okara) Coaching staff: Shahid Anwar (head coach), Aizaz Cheema (assistant coach)
Central Punjab, Northern CCA squads announced
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-Pakistan Cricket Board today announced 19 and 11 teams of the Central Punjab and Northern cricket associations for the City Cricket Association Tournament 2022-23. After today’s announcement, the PCB has unveiled all 93 City Cricket Association sides (Balochistan 13, Central Punjab 19, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 19, Northern 11, Sindh 17 and Southern Punjab 14). The tournament has already commenced in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh. Central Punjab, Northern and Southern Punjab will host matches from Friday, 24 June. The tournament will conclude on 21 July. Central Punjab Cricket Association CCA Bhakkar – Abdul Moeez, Dil Awaiz Khan, Ghazanfar Ali, Hamza Javed, Hassan Munawar, Jahanzaib Khan, Muddasir Hussain Shah, Mohammad Junaid, Mohammad Nabeel Gulzar, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Shoaib, Mohammad Taimor Sarwar, Mohammad Waqas, Mohammad Zeeshan, Muzaffar Abbas, Qayyum Nawaz, Rahman Aslam, Tabish Ullah and Tasawer Hussain Shah CCA Faisalabad – Ahmad Ashraf, Akhlaq Ali, Ali Raza, Faizan Iqbal, Ghulam Rabbani, Jahanzaib Naveed, M. Ibtisam, M. Naveed, M. Semab, M. Zubair, M.Talha, Mohammad Saleem, Mohammad Umair, Nasir Khan, Naveed Ahmad, Qasim Ali, Raees Ahmad, Rana M. Talha, Sajawal Hussain, Sameer Saqib and Shahzaib CCA Gujranwala – Aadil Munir, Abu Bakar, Ahmad Farooqi, Ahmed Khalid, Ahsan Hafeez Bhatti, Ali Hassan, Ameer Hamza Javaid, Ashir Bhatti, Awais Ali, Frank Ali Shah, Gulfam Ahmed, Mohammad Haroon, Mohammad Umair Riaz, Muhmmad Usama, Nakeer Hussain, Saqib Ali, Taha Mehmood, Usman Khalid, Wajahat Ali and Zainul Abideen CCA Gujrat – Abdullah Nawaz, Ali Hamza, Alyan Ahmad, Ammad Mushtaq, Faisal Rafiq, Haider Ali, Hamza Sheraz, Hanan Arshad, Khawar Shahzad, Mirza Zeeshan, Mohammad Abdul Rehman, Mohd Farhan, Mohammad Ilyas Raza, Mohammad Dawood Ahmad, Shahzaib Farooq, Sharjeel Ahmad, Syed Sibt Hussain Shah, Taimoor Ul Hassan, Zain Farooq and Zeeshan Naveed  CCA Hafizabad – Abu Bakar, Adnan Rasool, Ali Hamza, Ali Hassan, Asim Sabir, Fahad Jamil, Iftikhar Maan, Imran Hussain, Mohammad Huzaifa, Mohammad Waqas, Naseem Akram, Nouman Ali, Sajawal, Sajjad Ali, Sikandar Hayat, Sohaib Sultan, Tufiq Haider, Umar Farooq and Waqas Azmat CCA Jhang – Abdul Mannan, Atif Manzoor, Bilal Mehdi, Hamza Ilyas, Majid Tanveer, Mohammad Hamza, Mohammad Jahanzeb, Mohammad Kashif, Mohammad Maqbool Hussain, Mohammad Ramzan, Mohammad Rehan, Mohammad Shoaib Zahid, Mohammad Sibtain, Qayyom Khan, Rana Nasrullah, Rehman Khan, Safi Ullah, Saif Ali, Usama Javeed and Usman Rafi CCA Kasur – Ahmad Shahzad, Ali Arshad, Ali Mustafa, Amar Yousaf, Aqib Usman, Baber Ali, Bilal Tariq, Mohammad Hamza, Mohammad Ikram, Mohammad Noman, Mohammad Nouman Butt, Mohammad Razaq, Mohammad Saqib, Omer Shakeel, Shahid Ali, Shakeel Ahmad, Shammas Ali, Tauqeer Tanveer, Umar Azeem and Zohaib Amanat CCA Lahore East Zone (B) - Adil Naz, Aftab Azwar, Ahmad Bilal, Azeem Dar, Bilal Munir, Fahad Usman, Hunain Shah, Mir Azam, Mohammad Farooq, Mohammad Ghulfam, Mohammad Sheroz Afzal, Munneb Wasif, Saad Ali Rafai, Saad Waseem, Shafy Malik, Talah Sohaib, Umer Hayat, Zahid Khan, Zain Bin Farooq and Zeeshan Khadim CCA Lahore East Zone (W) - Abdul Rehman, Abdullah Ahmad, Ali Hassan, Arsalan, Awais Shahzad, Daniyal Rana, Hafiz Afaq, Hassam Mahfooz, Ijaz Ali, Mudassar Zaidi, Mohammad Asif Gondal, Mohammad Saqlain, Mohammad Sufyan, Mohammad Zeeshan, Rao Daniyal, Sulman Fayyaz, Tahir Abbas, Umer Eman, Umer Ijaz and Zubair Malik CCA Lahore North Zone (B) – Abdi Rafiq, Akhtar Shah, Ali Mustafa, Ali Shahid Butt, Asadullah, Danish Saeed, Husnain Shaheen, Kamil Ali, Khalil Ur Rehman, Khurram Riaz, Mohammad Arslan, Mohammad Aswad, Mohammad Nouman, Sohail Anwar, Syed Hussnain Naqvi, Umair Butt, Uziar Nasir, Waseem Khan, Zaid Alam and Zeeshan Munawar CCA Lahore North Zone (W) – Abyaz Rizvi, Ali Zoraiz Asif, Asif Ali, Bilal Khan, Farhan Nazar, Ghuffran Hadi, Hashim Ibrahim, Irfan Bashir, Jaffar Bilal, Khawaja Wasif, M Faizan Ali, M Rameez Junior, Mohammad Ahsen, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Ayaz, Mohammad Fiaq, Rehman Ali, Salman Mirza, Tariq Hafeez, Usaid Amin and Zeeshan Farooq CCA Lahore West Zone (B) – Ahmad Nasim, Ali Manzoor, Ameer Hamza, Arsalan Arshad Bajwa, Asad Ullah, Attyab Ahmad, Bilal Dar, Haider Rameez Raja, Hamd Liaqat, Hamza Akbar, Hassan Hameed, Malik Abdul Rafay, Mohammad Ahmad, Mohammad Saleem, Mohammad Shahid Iqbal, Mohammad Zaid Shehzad Butt, Mohammad Mohsin, Rao Khayam Abbas, Shafqat Mehmood and Zain Ul Husnain CCA Lahore West Zone (W) – Abrar Afzal, Ahmad Arif, Ahmad Daniyal, Akhalq Ahmed Butt, Basit Ali, Bilal Anwar, Bilal Siddique, Farhan Yousuf, Hammad Butt, Karamat Ali, Mahindar Pal Singh, Mohammad Awais, Mohammad Waqas, Saad Bin Mohammad Athar, Saeedullah, Safeer Azam, Shahrukh Ali, Shahwaiz Irfan, Tariq Nawaz Malik and Yawar Bashir CCA Mandi Bahauddin – Amir Sohail, Dilawer Khan, Fahad Rubbani, Hamza Nazar, Hamza Sadiq, Mohammad Awais Mahmood, Mohammad Faizan, Mohammad Hamza, Muhamnad Wasim, Nasurallah, Nouman Ul Hassan, Salman Aslam, Saqib Javeed, Sayad Mohammad Nabeel Haider, Shahzaib, Sheraz Shokat, Shoaib Akhtar, Shoukat Ali, Tahir Nadeem, Usama Bilal and Usama Zahid CCA Mianwali – Ali Hassan, Ameer Hamza Khan, Imran Aslam, Imran Khan, Malik Munatzir Mehdi, Maskeen Ullah Khan, Mehtab Ahmed Khan, Mohammad Abu Zar Ghafari, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Faizan Khan Niazi, Mohammad Furqan Iqbal Khan, Mohammad Gullbaz Khan, Mohammad Junaid, Mohammad Rehan Naveed Khan, Mohammad Zeeshan, Sadaam Malik, Sajid Khan, Saqib Mehmood, Syed Sher Shah Bukhari and Waseem Akram CCA Narowal – Ahmad Saeed, Ali Haider, Ali Raza, Atif Sattar, Hirad Parveez, M Ali Junior, Mohammad Ahmad, Mohammad Anas Amjad, Mohammad Arslan, Mohammad Awais Akram, Mohammad Farhan, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Talha, Mohammad Usman Saleem, Mohammad Zubair Habib, Qqasim Ali, Shafaqat Ali, Sheraz Ali, Tahir Hameed, Waseem Shehzad and Zaki Shaz Khan CCA Sargodha – Aleem Abbas, Ali Hassan, Asif Nawaz, Atiq Ur Rehman, Ghullam Mustafa, Hassan Mehmood, Imran Khan, Kashif Javed, Mohammad Abubakar Khan, Mohammad Adeel Zafar, Mohammad Awais Zafar, Mohammad Ayub Khan, Mohammad Ibtsam Rehman, Mohammad Kamran, Mohammad Shahid Khan, Mohammad Shehzad Gull, Rana Asad, Samar Gulzar, Zain Ul Abid and Zareef Khan CCA Sheikhupura – Ali Ahmad, Ali Haider, Ali Imran, Ali Raza, Ali Zubair, Awais Jameel, Gulzaman, Irfan Ellahi, Khawar Ali, M Adnan Bhatti, M Zain Ul Hassain, Mohsin Riaz, Mubashar Aslam, Mohammad Kalim, Nazam Hassain, Rana M Atif Jabbar, Sadam Hassain, Sohail Ashraf, Syed Hassain Raza and Usman Aslam CCA Sialkot – Azan Awais, Imran Mohammad, Khawaja Arham, M Rafi, Momin Waqar, Mohammad Hamad Sarwar, Mohammad Husnain Khan, Mohammad Taha, Mohammad Waleed, Mohammad Zahid, Nabeel Arshad, Rana Shahzaib, Saeed Ali, Shaban Yousaf, Shahid Shabbir, Shahzaib Bhatti, Syed Hassan Gillani, Tahir Baig, Tayyab Arif, Umer Khalid, Umer Shafiq and Zubair Khan Lodhy Northern Cricket Association CCA Attock - Ahsan Siddique, Ajab Khan, Atif Khan, Babar Ali, Badr Ud Din, Inzamam Ul Haq, Malik Aswad, Mazhar Hussain, Mohammad Arif, Mohammad Faizan Ghani, Mohammad Hamza Sajid, Mohammad Kamran, Mohammad Mohsin Kamran, Mohammad Omar Bin Amir, Mohammad Tayyab Abbass, Mohammad Usama Shahzad, Mumahhad Arslan, Nouman Akhtar, Sheraz Khan and Syed Sabih Ul Hassan CCA Bagh - Aaqib Javed, Amir Nazeer, Aneeq Ghanzafar, Asad Liaqat, Awais Akram Minhas, Faisal Said Hussain, Hassan Azmat, M Aarish, M Saad Mumtaz Khan, M Shahzad, Mohsin Azmat, Najam Naseer, Raja Bilawal, Sheikh Abdul Shakoor, Sultan Sadeeq, Syed Anas Gardezi, Syed Faraz Hussain, Ubaid Ur Rehman, Usman Arif and Zeeshan Ishfaq CCA Chakwal - Abdul Hanan, Abdul Majid Usmani, Boiz Irfan, Daniyal Abbas, Haroon Rasheed Mirza, Hussain Nawaz, Malik Mohammad Hussain Islam, Mehtab Hussain, Mohammad Faisal, Mohammad Rehan Arif, Mohammad Saim Malik, Mohammad Taimur Khan, Nouman Khalid, Sami Ullah Khan, Shah Faiz, Shah Wali, Shahab Ahmad, Shahab Ur Rehman, Tanzil Haider Shah and Zeeshan Ahmed CCA Gilgit - Abdul Ghafoor, Abdul Khaliq, Adnan Hussain, Farhan Faqir, Inzamam Alam, Khayam Hussain, Mahesh Abbas, Manzar Ali, Mubashir Gul, Mohammad Ismail Khan, Mohammad Waleem Khan, Mohammad Waseem, Rahat Hussain, Sajid Raza, Shakeel Ahmad, Sher Dad, Wahid Abbas, Yousuf Hussain Zangi, Zahoor Alam and Zahoor Ali Khan CCA Islamabad - Abdul Jabbar Jailani, Adil Khan, Asif Khan, Aun Abbas, Harris Hassan, Hassan Abid Kiani, Hassan Nawaz, Jabbir Tayyab Khan, Kamran Riaz, M. Suleman Nawaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Arham, Mohammad Asjad Nawaz, Mohammad Hammad Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Naqash, Rizwan Ali, Saif Khalid, Umar Hameed and Umar Nawaz Khan CCA Jhelum - Abdul Rashid Minhas, Adil Shabbir Mirza, Ahsen Javed, Hamid Ali, Haseeb Imran, Kashan Haider, M Arslan Qasir, M Imran, M Mohsin Khan, Mohammad Ajmal, Naeem Jahangeer, Noman Rasool, Shahbaz Tabraiz, Shoaib Amir, Shujhat Hussain, Sufyan Ikram, Tanveer Abbas Shah, Usman Haider, Waqas Ali and Zarar Ali CCA Kotli - Ahmed Aftab, Babar Khaliq, Basit Ali, Bilal Rasheed, Ghulam Murtaza, Hamza Qaiser, Humam Haider, Huzifia Asif, Jabbar Jahangir, M Haider, M Haleem, M Owais Khan, M Rab Nawaz Khan, Naveed Malik, Rohaan Qadri, Sajid Azeem, Sufian Muqeem, Syed Hashim, Usama Masood and Usman Sheraz CCA Mirpur - Ahsan Shabbir, Amir Hamza, Amir Iqbal, Arslan Arif, Asad Raza, Dainyal Allah Ditta, Faizain Saleem, Hassan Raza, Hussain Shahmir, Moin Pervaz, Mohammad Ali, Naqash Basharat, Pervaiz Khan, Shahid Ahmed, Shan Khan, Umer Hayat, Usama Anwar, Usman Maroof, Zain Ali and Zohaib Bhukri CCA Muzzafarabad - Abdul Rehman, Abdul Tahir, Ahsen Kazmi, Hamza Ali, Haroon Zarar, Israr Arif, Javed Khan, M Azhar, M Nisar Malik, M Tayyab Abbasi, Nadeem Khalil, Naeem Rasheed, Qazi Arbqan, Raja Nazkat, Rashid Khan, Saqlain Gallani, Syed Awais Ahmed, Usama Fazal, Usman Yousaf and Waqas Zakir CCA Poonch - Abdul Basit Habib, Abdul Rehman Bhukari, Ali Afzal, Aqib Liaquat, Atif Azad, Ayyan Ahmed Khan, Azhar Mehmood, Behzad Ahmed, Fahad Arif, Faraz Aziz, Hanan Ahmed, Israr Zareen, Jahingeer Shafique, Khawaja M Bilal, M Hassan Ali, M Idress Ilyas, Mirza M Shoaib, Raja Farhan Khan, Syed Sadaqat Hussain and Umer Rohail CCA Rawalpindi - Ali Hasnain Sabbir, Hamza Majeed, Haris Sharif, Imran Khan, Jahandad Khan, Mir Wais Khan, Mohammad Danish, Mohammad Haroon Khan, Mohammad Ibrahim Bhatti, Mohammad Ismail, Mohammad Shoaib Khan, Mohammad Talha Qureshi, Osama Afridi, Raheel Wakeel, Rehman Khan, Rehmat Shah, Sajjad Khan, Suleman Asif, Usman Tanveer and Wahid Ullah Khan.
Sindh, Southern Punjab CCA squads for inter-city tournament announced
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-Pakistan Cricket Board today announced 17 City Cricket Association sides of the Sindh Cricket Association and 14 City Cricket Associations of the Southern Punjab Cricket Association for the City Cricket Association Tournament 2022-23. Sindh Cricket Association CCA Badin – Ali Zain, Anif Ahmed, Azlan Gul, Haris, Hassam, Mohammad Aslam, Mohammad Iqbal, Mohammad Khan, Mohammad Shafi, Nehal Ali Qureshi, Rahimullah Nizamani, Saqib Zahid, Sarmad Ali, Shahryar Ali, Shakeel Ahmed, Usama, Usama, Wali Ullah, Zeeshan Ali Shah and Zeeshan Gul CCA Hyderabad – Abdul Rehman, Akbar Khan, Babar Khan, Dawood Khan, Fardeen, Fawad Ahmed, Gul Badin, Majid Asghar, Mohammad Meesam, Mohammad Aliyan Shaikh, Mohammad Awais, Mohammad Rafay Siddiqui, Mohammad Raheel, Mohammad Ramzan, Mohammad Sikandar, Mohammad Uzair Zubair, Mohammad Waqar, Mustafa Nasir, Noman and Zeeshan Khan CCA Jamshora – Abrar Hussain, Abdul Majeed, Ahmed Hassan Khan, Ali Mala, Deenaish Kumar, Faraz Ali, Huraira Bin Aijaz, Mohammad Arbaz Khan, Mohammad Hassan, Mohammad Kashan Khan, Mohammad Shahriyar Khan, Noman Khan, Salman Khan, Sarang, Shan Ali Shah, Tarique Ali, Tayyab Ali Shah, Waqar Ali, Waseem Ahmed and Zakir Ullah CCA Karachi Zone I – Abdul Rehman Zaheer, Ahmed Khan, Akbar Babar, Ammar Iqbal, Arib Shaikh, Bahadur Ali, Danial Mansoor, Faraz Hussain Khan, Hazrat Bilal, Irfan Ali Qasmi, Malik Zain Ul Abideen, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Haris Ali, Mohammad Mehmood Ali, Mohammad Rehan, Mohammad Taha Mehmood, Rao Waqar Ahmed, Rehman Ghani, Saad Alam and Syed Shayan Ahmed CCA Karachi Zone II – Ahmed Khan, Ali Shah, Ali Shinwari, Hafiz Syed Aryan Ali, Mohammad Ikram, Mohammad Kashan, Mohammad Saim, Mohammad Sufyan, Mohammad Taha Waqar, Mohammad Talha Siddiqui, Muneer Ur Rehman, Nadir Shah, Noor Wali Khan, Sajjad Rasheed, Syed Ghazi Ibad Nasir, Syed Haider Abbas Ziadi, Syed Mohammad Hassan Jafri, Syed Waleed Azim, Taimur Mustafa and Wajeeh Fawad Khan CCA Karachi Zone III – Akhter Waheed Kaiyani, Amit Ravi, Anas, Asad Akhtar, Basit Ghouri, Fuzail Uddin, Hassan Khalid, Israr Ahmed Awan, Mohammad Ahmed, Mohammad Fahad Ansari, Mohammad Haris Bin Tahir, Mohammad Sharoze Uddin Siddiqui, Mohammad Talha Alam, Mohammad Tehseen Shahid, Naveed Ullah, Rabish Mohammad Ahmed, Sahibzada Samiullah Afridi, Sufyan Yousaf, Tariq Bukht and Ubaisullah Khan CCA Karachi Zone IV – Abdullah Fazal, Ahsan Islam, Asad Ullah Hamza, Bilal Manzoor, Faizan Ahmed, Hafiz Mohammad Zaid Khan, Imran Shah, Israr Ul Haq Malik, Mohammad Arsalan, Mohammad Farooq, Mohammad Hanif Azad, Mohammad Suleman Saleem, Mohammad Uzair Ali Khan, Mohammad Waqas, Mohammad Waseem, Mohammad Yasir Mushtaq, Naimat Khan, Shahid Nadeem, Syed Abdullah Rafaee and Waleed Ahmed CCA Karachi Zone V – Arsalan Bashir, Faizan Khan, Jam Mohammad Saifullah, Khushhal Khan Khattak, Moazzam Malik, Mohammad Ali Butt, Mohammad Ashar Qureshi, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Waleed Khan, Mohammad Waqas, Mohammad Zahid, Mohammad Zeeshan Qasim, Saif Ali Ghouri, Shaheer Ali, Sheraz Hussain, Syed Shah Raza Naqvi, Tosiq Ahmed, Waseem Ahmed, Watan Dost and Zohaib Abid Hussain CCA Karachi Zone VI – Abdul Jalil Khanzada, Abdul Rehman, Ali Umer, Ashir Ahmed Siddiqui, Fahaddis Bukhari, Hurair Shahid, Khawaja Mohammad Nafay, Mir Mohammad Ahnaf, Mohammad Asad, Mohammad Tariq Khan, Mohammad Usman Rahim, Muneeb Niaz, Nawaz Sharif, Nehal Rasheed, Osama Razzak, Ram Ravi, Saif Ullah, Syed Amin Uddin, Zaid Omer and Zain Anwar CCA Karachi Zone VII – Abdullah Muqaddam, Arif Yaqoob, Fayyaz Hussain, Haider Razzak, Hamza Ghanchi, Huzaifa Munir, Kashif Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Sohail Khan, Mohammad Waqas, Najeeb Ullah Rehman, Qadir Khan, Saad Bin Yousuf, Saqib, Shahid Nisar, Syed Mehmood Shah, Tauqeer Malik, Umer Zeeshan Lohya, Zafar Ali Khan and Zubair Dilawar CCA Khairpur – Aamir Ali, Aamir Ali, Akhtar Ali, Ali Asghar, Ayaz Ali, Chahat Ali, Farman Ali, Jahangir, Javed Ali, Kamran Ali, Kashif Ali, Majid Ali, Malhar Rasool, Manzar Hussain, Meer Mohammad, Mohsin Ali, Mohammad Umar, Naveed Ali, Sadam Hussain and Syed Hamza Sajjad Zaidi CCA Larkana – Aakash, Aamir Ali, Abdullah Shah, Ali Akbar, Asad Ali, Basit Ali, Faraz Aziz, Haseebullah, Javed Ahmed, Kamran Ali, Makhmoor Ali, Mohsin Raza, Mohammad Kaif, Mohammad Rafiq, Naveed Ahmed, Raheel Manzoor Chandio, Sabgatullah, Sabit Ali, Umer Khalid and Zohaib Ali CCA MirpurKhas – Ahsan, Ali Raza, Behram Khan, Faraz, Faraz, Farhat Ali, Hamza, Mohsin Ali, Mohammad Aaqib Baloch, Mohammad Farhan, Mohammad Saddam, Mohammad Salim, Mohammad Sohail, Nabeel Ahmed, Ramesh, Shafique Ahmed, Sher Khan, Sheran Malik, Umer and Zohaib CCA Sanghar – Abdul Rauf (Jr), Ali Khan, Aqib Javed, Asim Zubair, Awais Khan, Azad Khan, Ehtesham Elahi, Farhan Ali, Jan Mohammad, Junaid Shahroz, Mohammad Ahsan, Mohammad Azeem, Mohammad Huzaif, Mohammad Salman Ilyas, Noor Ali, Rizwan Haider, Sajid Ali, Sameer Ijaz, Shahid Ali and Zahid Akhter CCA Shaheed Benazirabad - Abdul Waheed, Abdullah Tahir, Abrar, Ali Shan, Arz Mohammad, Atta Ullah, Fayyaz Hussain, Ghulam Abbas, Haris Khan, Jawad Ali, Majid Ali, Mansoor Ahmed, Mujahid Ali, Oan Ali, Saddam Hussain, Sher Afzal, Siraj Ahmed, Tauseeq Haider, Yasir Ali and Zulfiqar Ali CCA Shikarpur – Abdul Rehman, Abdullah, Adeel Sarwar, Ali Haider, Ameer Hamza, Aqib Ali, Asif Babar, Bilal Irshad, Farhan Ali, Hamesh Kumar, Imran Ali, Kashif Ali, Mohammad Bux, Mohammad Yousif, Muneer Ahmed, Rab Nawaz, Riaz Ahmed, Sajjad Ali, Sardar Ali and Zafar Ali CCA Sukkur – Aagha Mohammad Talha, Agha Noor Ullah, Asif Ali, Asif Ali, Farhan Ahmed, Ghulam Raza, Imran Khan, Israr Ul Haq, Mansab Shaikh, Mohammad Aqeel Danish, Mohammad Ashraf, Mohammad Nouman, Mohammad Saqib, Mohammad Yasir, Muzammil Hussain, Saeed Ahmed, Sajjad Sangi, Sohail Ahmed Raja, Wajid Ali and Zulfiqar Hyder Southern Punjab Cricket Association CCA Bahawalnagar – Abdul Rehman, Ali Omer, Asad Khan, Faisal Mehmood, Jan Zohaib Arain, Khalid Mehmood, M. Adeel Ur Rehman, M. Amnan, M. Aqib Shafiq, M. Azab, M. Basit, M. Hammad Khalid, M. Usman Tufail, Mohib Ali, Moin Yameen, Numan Islam, Salahuddin, Shahzad Anwer, Sohaib Arshad and Waseem Mehmood CCA Bahawalpur – Ali Hamza Wasim, Ali Imran, Ali Raza, Asad Khan, Asad Nadeem, Gulfam Aziz, Ibrar Amin, M.Abdullah, M.Amir Sohail, M.Imran, M.Muzammil, M.Naveed, Murad Rauf, Sajid Iqbal, Sher Mohammad, Umar Abbasi, Waleed Iqbal, Zahid Ul Hassan, Zeeshan Akbar and Zulqarnain CCA D.G Khan – Ammar Ali, Huzaifa Shafiq, Iftikhar Ahmad, Imran Rafiq, M. Ali, M. Amir, M. Asif Fawad, M. Awais, M. Basit, M. Fahad, M. Haseeb Jamil, M. Irfan Rafiq, M. Jahangir, M. Saeed, M. Yousaf, M.Altaf Shakoor, Shakeel Ahmad, Shoukat Ali, Syed M. Salman Haider Naqvi, Syed Said Shah and Umair Fateh CCA Khanewal – Abu Huraira, Aftab Niazi, Ammar Ul Haq, Arsalan Haider, Arsalan Zia, Faisal Abbas, Gulfam Iqbal, Huzaifa Ayub, M.Asad, M.Shakeel, M.Umar Masood, Najam Abbas, Saddam Hussain, Saim Ayaz, Samar Abbas, Tahir Mehmood, Umair Shakeel, Umar Bilal, Usama Hussain and Zain Ul Abidin CCA Layyah – Afraseem, Ali Asad, Jallat Khan, Kamran Ali, M.Faisal, M.Faizan Zafar, M.Ishfaq, M.Saqib, M.Taimoor Khan, M.Tariq, M.Umair Khan, Maqbool Elahi, S.Ammar Yasir, S.Taqi Hider, Safi Ur Rehman, Sagheer Hassan, Salman Hassan, Sehram Hussain, Tanveer Hussain, Touqeer Abbas and Zia Ur Rehman CCA Lodhran – Adnan Arshad, Bilawal Ishaq, Hanzala Mehmood, Kamran Ismail, M.Adnan, M.Ahsan Malik, M.Daniyal Khan, M.Irfan, M.Sadaqat, M.Shahid, M.Sohaib Bilal, M.Umar Farooq, M.Zahid, Mehboob Ahmad, Mubashir Ali, Rao Altaf Hussain, Sazu Din, Shahbaz Khan, Shoaib Bilal and Umair Mumtaz CCA Multan – Adil, Ali Farooq, Arafat Minhas, Danish Nawab, Faraz Khan, Haris Javed, Haroon Amjad, M.Musab Shehzad, M.Shoaib, M.Uzair Mumtaz, M.Zahid, Mudasir Gillani, Mueez Ahmad, Raees Bashir, Rao Irfan, Saif Ul Rehman, Samiullah, Shahid Bashir, Usman Shafiq and Waseem Akram CCA Muzaffargarh – Allah Dita, Amir Ejaz, Aun Shahzad, Awais Abbas, Ghulam Murtaza, Hafiz M. Naeem, Haseeb Ullah, M.Mansoor, M.Shaoib Aleem, M.Waji, M.Yaseen, M.Younus, Mehran Sanwal, Saad Mehmood, Shahbaz Hussain, Shahid Khan, Shahnawaz, Shayan Khalil, Umar Farooq and Umar Rehman CCA Okara - Abdul Razzaq, Aftab Haider, Ahmad Jamal, Ali Husnain, Arbab Hussain, Daniyal Mahi, Ghulam Haider, Hammad Hussain, Hamza Ali, M. Fiaz Ur Rehman, M. Mustafa Ayub, M. Umair Yaseen, M.Sohail, Majid Ali, Raees Ahmed, Rizwan Haider, Umar Farooq, Usama Aqeel, Usama Tariq, Waqar Hussain, Waseem Ghafoor, Yousaf Babar, Zarar Shakeel and Zeeshan Ashraf CCA Pakpatan – Abdul Qadeer Khan, Ali Afzal, Amjad Ali, Ehtisham Ul Haq, Junaid Khalid, Kamran Yar, M. Abdullah Khan, M. Abubakar, M. Imran Ali, M. Khaqan Bashir, M. Nabeel Arshad, M. Naeem, M. Umar Bashir, M. Umar Faraz, M. Zulkaif Chishti, Mansoor Ali Jutt, Mudassir Ali, Rana M . Burhan Basharat, Syed Khuram Ali Shah and Syed Waqar Ul Hassan CCA Rahim Yar Khan – Abdul Ghaffar, Abdul Hadi, Abdul Wahab, Adeel Basit, Husnain Bilal Shafiq, Jahanzaib Razzaq, M. Abdul Junaid, M. Aftab, M. Asif Ali, M. Hasnain Ashraf, M. Shahbaz, Noman Ahmad, Noman Akram, Rahatullah, Rehan Ejaz, Sarfraz Khan, Tamir Khalid, Usama Aslam, Zain Ul Abidin and Zeeshan Ul Haq CCA Rajanpur – Anees Ur Rehman, Aqib Javed, Asad Ullah, Essa , Fahad Ahmad, Farhat Hussain, Hassan Mehmood, Jawwad Hussain, M. Abubakar, M. Alamgir, M. Waseem Bhatti, Mazahir  Abbas, Mughira Shoaib, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Nasir Hussain, Shehzad Gull, Syed Furqan Sharif, Syed Muzamil Shah, Toqeer Abbas and Wajid Hussain CCA Sahiwal – Ahmer Ashfaq, Hafiz Ilyas Ali, Haq Nawaz, Kaleemullah, M Faisal Ashrad, M. Abdullah Butt, M. Ahsan Bashir, M. Ali Zain, M. Arslan Akhtar, M. Awais Ul Hassan, M. Hassan Hafeez, M. Ikram, M. Irfan Liaqat, M. Rameez, M. Sharoon Siraj, Maqbool Ahmad, Masood Ahmad, Qamar Riaz, Rameez Alam, Rana Abdul Nasir Khan, Rana Abdur Rehman, Usama Bashir, Usman Liaqat and Waseem Rasoo CCA Vehari – Abdul Rahman, Adnan Ghani, Ahmad Ali, Ameer Moavia, Anjum Naveed, Farhan Sarfraz, Hasnain Hassan, M.Mubashir, M.Umair, M.Umar Daraz, M.Zohaib Arshad, Mohammad Ahsan, Mohammad Asif, Shahbaz Sharif , Shahzad Ali, Sharjeel Umar, Sikandar Khan, Tahir Hussain, Tasawar Hussain and Umar Sadiq
City Cricket Association matches to commence from Sunday
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-Ninety-three sides will be in action across the country in the City Cricket Association Tournament 2022-23 from 19 June to 21 July, which will provide a pathway to around 1,800 cricketers to graduate to the Cricket Association tournaments that include first-class, non first-class three-day, 50-over and 20-over competitions. The squads of 13 sides from Balochistan and 19 sides of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are also announced and available here. The squads from other four Cricket Associations will be unveiled early next week. The CCA squads have been selected through a robust process. The performers from last year’s CCA tournament, players that have featured in last year’s CA U19 events and are not eligible to feature in future U19 tournaments have been selected. The remaining players were selected from open trials(Preference to be given to performers from winter league). In Central Punjab Cricket Association, beside players’ performances in the CCA tournament, the players were also selected from two-day camp of performers of community cricket. 19 CCA teams of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been divided into four pools. The matches will commence in this jurisdiction from 19 June. Balochistan comprise 13 City Cricket Associations that are divided into three Pools. They will host the matches from 20 June. Sindh consist of 17 teams which are divided into four Pools. The matches in this part of the region will begin from 21 June. Matches in Central Punjab, Northern and Southern Punjab jurisdictions will begin after a week’s delay due to pre-monsoon rain in this part of the country. The three Cricket Associations will now hold their matches from 24 June. 19 teams from Central Punjab are split into four pools. 11 teams from Northern are divided into three pools, while 14 teams from Southern Punjab are divided into three pools. The winners from Central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh CCAs will be declared after group leaders progress to the semi-final with the top two teams playing the final. In contrast, Balochistan, Northern and Southern Punjab CCAs will be divided into three groups each with group leaders to progress to the triangular series stage and the side with most points to be adjudged as winner. According to the event format, each match will be of two days with 100 overs to be bowled each day in six hours and 40 minutes of play with a one-hour break from 1200-1300. To encourage positive and result-oriented cricket, first innings will be limited to 75 overs per side and no bowler shall bowl more than 15 overs in an innings.
CA Divisional Under-19 Tournament concludes in five jurisdictions
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-Five teams have been crowned champions of the inaugural Cricket Associations Divisional U19 tournament in Balochistan, Central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Northern and Sindh today. The final of the Southern Punjab-leg will be played between Multan Division and D.G Khan Division at the Multan Cricket Stadium on Friday, 17 June. Balochistan Cricket Association Three wickets apiece from Ahsan Ullah and Syed Yasir Shah led Loralai-Zhob Division to a six-wicket win over Quetta-Rakshan Division in the final held at the Bugti Stadium, Quetta. Batting first, Quetta-Rakshan Division were bundled out for 137 in the 41st over. In reply, Loralai-Zhob Division chased down the target in the 29th over for the loss of four wickets. Mohammad Siddique top-scored with a 59-ball 41, smashing four boundaries. Jahangir Khan representing Quetta-Rakshan Division bagged three wickets. Central Punjab Cricket Association Three wickets from Mohammad Maooz guided Lahore Division to a 21-run win over Faisalabad Division in a low-scoring match held at the Pak Lions Cricket Academy Ground in Lahore. After being put into bat, Lahore Division were bowled out for 181 in the 47th over. Opening batter Moiz Rana top-scored with a 76-ball 43 and struck four fours and one six. Faisalabad Division’s Waqas Abbas grabbed three wickets for 30. Ahmed Bilal, Ameer Hasan and Nauman Haider picked two wickets apiece. In reply, Faisalabad Division were bowled out for 160 in the 48th over. Umar Farooq top-scored with a 64-ball 46. Right-arm fast bowler Maooz picked up three wickets for 26, while left-arm spinner Usman Shahid accounted for two wickets for 30. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cricket Association In the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa jurisdiction, Hazara-Mardan Division won the leg by beating Peshawar-Kohat Division by 62 runs at the KMC Ground in Peshawar. Opting to bat first, Hazara-Mardan were bowled out for 144 in the 36th over. Haseeb Khan batting at number five top-scored with a 50-ball 27. For Peshawar-Kohat Division, slow left-arm bowler Mohammad Zubair bagged four wickets for 26. He was supported by fellow left-arm spinner Shahid Khan who took three for 29 from nine overs. In return, Peshawar-Kohat Division were skittled for 82 in the 25th over on the back of three wickets apiece from Aimal Khan and Mohammad Shoaib. Northern Cricket Association AJK Division defeated Gilgit Baltistan Division by 10 wickets in a low-scoring final match at the House of Northern in Islamabad.  Chasing 99 to win, AJK Division’s opening pair Ali Abbas Khan (37 not out, 91b, 4x4s, 1x6)) and Faraz Khan (43 not out,78b,7x4s) achieved the target in the 28th over. Earlier, after being put into bat Gilgit Baltistan were bowled out for 98 in the 38th over. Slow left-arm bowler Aman Aftab grabbed four wickets for seven runs in 2.4 overs. Sindh Cricket Association Arbaz Khan’s unbeaten 117 and Shahzaib Aziz’s four wickets guided Benazirabad-MirpurKhas Division to an eight-wicket win over Karachi Division at the Oval Ground of the Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre in Karachi. After being put into bat, Karachi Division scored 224 for eight from 50 overs. Opening batter Mirza Saad Baig top-scored with a 98-ball 101, hitting 17 fours. For Benazirabad-MirpurKhas Division, slow left-arm Shahzaib bagged four wickets for 25 in 10 overs. Benazirabad-Mirpur Khas Division successfully chased down the target in the 46th over for the loss of two wickets. Arbaz scored an unbeaten 117 off 149, which included 14 fours and three sixes. Haroon Arshad scored 53 off 65, hitting seven fours.
Mehran Mumtaz wants to fulfill the dream of his late father
Syed Nazir Ahmed LAHORE:-Mehran Mumtaz hails from Kohta, Kashmir, now lives in Rawalpindi and wants to fulfill his late father’s dream of representing Pakistan at the highest level of the game. The left-arm spinner has progressed from U16 cricket in the 2016-17 season before making his first-class debut for Northern in the 2021-22 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. In between, he played in the U16 series against Australia, the National U19 Cup and Championship, and the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in 2022. “My father passed away in 2020 and couldn’t see me represent Pakistan at the highest level. I want to represent my country to fulfill my father’s dream,” said a passionate Mehran while talking to PCB digital. “I started off as a left-arm fast bowler, but on the recommendation of my club coach, switched to spin bowling. It was not easy as I had been bowling fast from the age of 10 and also wanted to pursue my career as a fast bowler. But once I started bowling spin and was selected in U16 trials, there was no looking back. “I have my self-belief and confidence to represent Pakistan in all three formats and make my country and my family proud. The PCB Pathways Programme has been designed to help youngsters like me to achieve my dreams and career objectives. It will not help us financially, but it will also groom us which, in turn, will help us to compete strongly at the international level.” Mehran featured for Rawalpindi U16 in PCB U16 tournament in 2016-17 where he took 25 wickets from nine matches and remained second on the list of top wicket-takers behind Test fast bowler Naseem Shah. He later went on to represent Pakistan U16 against Australia U16 in the UAE where he took six wickets from three One-Day matches. With his consistent performances, Mehran graduated to the U19 level where he represented Northern in the National U19 One-Day Tournament 2019-20 and took eight wickets from four matches. In National U19 One-Day Tournament in 2020-21 he took 17 wickets from 11 outings in the tournament. In the same year, he represented Northern in the Pakistan Cup second XI and took four wickets from five matches at an economy rate of 4.25. In the next edition of National U19 One-Day Tournament in 2021-22, Mehran took 10 wickets from four outings in the tournament. In the National U19 Championship 2021-22, he took 14 wickets from five matches. He later went on to represent Pakistan in this year’s ICC U19 World Cup held in West Indies. He took five wickets at an economy rate of 3.16. Before the World Cup, Mehran made his debut in the 2021-22 first-class season. It was a dream debut for Mehran, as the left-armer playing for Northern picked seven wickets in the drawn match against Balochistan at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad.
Mega Stars League from September 5, 2022 at Pindi Stadium
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:-Mega Stars League (MSL) cricket fixture will be played from September 5 to 12, 2022 at Pindi Cricket Stadium Rawalpindi, as overseas, top national cricket players, showbiz stars and media anchors will take part in the 8-day entertaining cricket event. According to an official, the aim of this league to raise the fund and to provide an entertaining event to the people of twin cities Rawalpindi and Islamabad, as the fund will be will be spent on the welfare of former cricketers, artists and unemployed journalists through the Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF). The inaugural ceremony of the Mega Stars League was held at a local hotel in Islamabad. Former Pakistani cricket players and showbiz stars including Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Mohammad Hafeez, Muammar Rana, Mustafa Zahid, Mohammad Junaid, Uzair Jaswal, Noman Habib and Mohsin Abbas were present in the ceremony. The proceeds of the league will be spent on the welfare of former players, coaches, artists and unemployed journalists through the Shahid Afridi Foundation. TV anchors Kashif Abbasi and Samar Abbas also attend the ceremony.
Ambitious Ali Asfand wants people to remember him
PCB Report LAHORE:-Ambitions are critical to achieve the zenith of one’s career and 17-year old Ali Asfand has set the target of being remembered as a big gun of the game. The left-arm spinner hails from Faisalabad and is amongst 107 cricketers of the Pathways Programme despite facing stiff resistance from his family. “My family often got furious at me as I used to bunk classes to feature in cricket matches. They tried to force me to leave the game and encouraged me to secure a good future by pursuing my education. But cricket remains my passion and I want people to remember me as one of the stars of the game. “Though I am pleased that I navigated my way through all the tough experiences, it would have been better if I had my family’s support from day one,” Ali told PCB digital. Ali Asfand was the leading wicket-taker of National U19 Cup where he claimed 10 wickets while representing Central Punjab Blues U19. He then grabbed 25 wickets in eight red-ball matches in National Under-19 Championship. The 17-year old is delighted with the new PCB initiative that includes a monthly stipend of PKR30,000, free education and coaching by foreign experts, and says this will assist him to follow his career in cricket. “The PCB Pathways Programme has convinced my parents to accept my passion, which will not only enhance my cricket skills but will also help me secure quality education and a monthly stipend that will allow me look after my expenses before I turn into a professional cricketer. “I look forward to taking full advantage of the presence of international coaches in the PCB Pathways Programme, which, in turn, will prepare me better for the Pakistan Junior League, which can be a platform to demonstrate my talent and potential.” Ali idealises the veteran slow left-arm orthodox Zulfiqar Babar who represented Pakistan in 29 international matches. “I am impressed by Zulfiqar Babar and used to watch his bowling on television. I want to master the art of deceiving a batter with the spin like him.”
Kotli United win the title of Zalmi Madrasa Cricket League
Sports Bulletin Report Muzaffarabad (AJK):-Kotli United have won the title of 4th edition of Zalmi Madrasa Cricket League after beating Kashmir Tigers by 53 runs in the final at Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium, Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK). Mohammad Hassan was declared man of the match of Kotli United for scoring 88 runs. League was organized by Peshawar Zalmi and Zalmi Foundation jointly. Earlier in the semi-finals, Kashmir Tigers defeated CB Patriots by 8 runs while in the second semi-final, Kotli United defeated NC Mauverick by six wickets. Chief guests, Chairman Sufi Peace Forum Pir Ali Raza Bukhari, Provincial Minister for Religious Affairs Hafiz Hamid Raza and Azad Kashmir Government spokesperson Irfan Ashraf distributed the prizes among the players. The guests on the occasion congratulated Peshawar Zalmi, Zalmi Foundation and its Chairman Javed Afridi on the successful organization of Zalmi Madrasa League and said that Peshawar Zalmi was doing a great job of promoting religious harmony and encouraging Madaris students. Peshawar Zalmi Chairman Javed Afridi congratulated Kotli United team which on winning the title. Javed Afridi said that the purpose of organizing Zalmi Madrasa League was to give opportunity to the students of Madrasa to show their talents and to promote religious harmony.