PCB is set to introduced the revamped domestic one day tournament, Pentengular Cup, now known as the Pakistan Cup. The tournament will be played between the five provincial teams of Pakistan, starting April 19. The first match is set to take place in Faisalabad starting at 3:00 PM PST.
The Player draft for the tournament was held last week on Tuesday. Teams for the 50 over one day tournament have been finalized.
15 member squads were finalized for Balochistan, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh.
Here are the detailed draft picks.
Team Islamabad will be led by Misbah Ul Haq. It includes players like Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Sami, Kamran Akmal and more. The team is being coached by Sabih Azhar and Mansoor Rana.
Azhar Ali, the captain of Pakistan team will lead Balochistan in the Pakistan Cup 2016. The team includes names like Umar Akmal, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul and Junaid Khan. The team will be coached by Taimur Azam and Ijaz Ahmed.
Team Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Khyber Pakhtunkwa will be led by Younas Khan. Notable names include Yasir Shah who will also be making his return to professional cricket. The team will be coached by Kabir Khan and Abdul Rehman.
Sindh will be led by Sarfaraz Ahmed, who was recently also appointed as the captain of Pakistan T20 squad. Notable names include Mohammad Amir, Khalid Latif, Sohail Khan, Imad Wasim and Fawad Alam. The team is being coached by Tauseef Ahmed and Iqbal Imam.
Shoaib Malik is all set to lead the Punjab team. His squad includes Salman Butt, Asad Shafiq, Ehsan Adil and Zulfiqar Babar. The team is coached by Atiq Uz Zaman and Mautashim Rashid.
Here are the captains of the five teams during the draft.
Pakistan Cup 2016 Schedule
Pakistan Cup 2016 will begin on April 19th and will finish on 1st May. PTV will be covering all the matches live. Below is the complete schedule of the one day domestic tournament.