FAISALABAD, Pakistan: Under the aegis of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Pakistan Cup 2016 will kick off at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad on Tuesday with first one day international (ODI) between Punjab and Balochistan.
Pakistan Television (PTV) Sports will telecast the match live at 03:00 pm PST.
The ODI tournament includes teams from Islamabad, Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Each team will play every other team once before the final on May 1.
Talking to media in Lahore, the Chairman Executive Committee PCB Najam Sethi said that the tournament will help revive fan engagement in domestic cricket.
“Our public loves cricket and we are trying to further elevate our product. There is greater involvement of senior cricketers with the Draft process in place. Players will also receive a 100% increase in remuneration and the support staff is very experienced,” Sethi said.
“We are celebrating unity in diversity and I urge the fans to come and watch these matches in the stadium.”
Shoaib Malik (Captain), Aamer Yamin, Adnan Ghaus, Akbar-ur-Rehman, Amad Butt, Asad Shafiq, Asif Ali, Ehsan Adil, Kashif Bhatti, Muhammad Rizwan (Wicket Keeper), Saad Nasim, Saif Badar, Salman Butt, Salman Fayyaz, Shan Masood, Zulfiqar Babar
Azhar Ali (Captain), Awais Zia, Babar Azam, Bilawal Bhatti, Ghulam Haider, Junaid Khan, Muhammad Hasan, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Nawaz (3), Rameez Raja (2), Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Yousuf, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal (Wicket Keeper), Umar Gul, Usama Mir