Lahore, February 04, 2014 (PPI-OT): Faysal Bank Limited (FBL) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announce the second Faysal Bank T-20 Cup of the 2013-14 season. The tournament will be played from 6th to 16th February, 2014 at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi; Diamond Ground, Islamabad; Marghazar Ground, Islamabad and National Ground, Islamabad. A total of 17 Teams divided into four groups will be participating in this tournament.
Group (A) Group (B) Group (C Group (D) Sialkot Stallions Rawalpindi Rams Faisalabad Wolves Lahore Lions Karachi Dolphins Karachi Zebras Islamabad Leopards Abbottabad Falcons Hyderabad Hawks Multan Tigers Lahore Eagles Bahawalpur Stags Quetta Bears FATA Cheetas Peshawar Panthers D.M.Jamali Ibexes Larkana Bulls
The highlight of this tournament is the first time inclusion of three new teams: FATA Cheetahs, Dera Murad Jamali Ibexes and Larakana Bulls.
Two matches will take place at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, and one match each will be played at Diamond Ground, Islamabad, Marghazar Ground, Islamabad and National Ground, Islamabad, daily. Matches taking place at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium will be aired live on PTV Sports.
Faysal Bank will be awarding the winning team Rs 2 million as prize money and Rs 1 million for the runners up.
Commenting on the event Subhan Ahmad, Chief Operating Officer, PCB, said:
“Pakistan’s National Twenty20 events have proved to be immensely popular amongst the very large section of cricket-passionate public in this country. One benchmark has been that our T20 events have all been full-house affairs. Yet another satisfying aspect, amply reflected from the stands, is that families throng the matches.
“The quality and organization of PCB’s T20 events is very high. I am sure this year’s Faysal Bank Regions Twenty20 too shall be of a very high standard. Along with the PCB’s management putting in excellent work, it is also reflective of the corporate and financial support that Faysal Bank has provided in organization.
“The PCB enjoys very cordial relations with all sponsors, especially with the Faysal Bank that have backed our first class cricket”.
Aarij Ali, Head Retail, Faysal Bank reiterated the banks’ commitment to cricket and said,
“Our commitment to the promotion of cricket at the grassroots level in Pakistan is manifested in this T20 tournament: for the first time there are 17 regional teams playing in this format, and for the first time smaller and remote places like Larkana, Dera Murad Jamali and FATA are being represented. It is gratifying that our partnership with PCB continues to showcase talent from all corners of the country; many of these discovered players go on to represent Pakistan in the international arena. We look forward to seeing some exciting cricket in the next 10 days and are pleased to bring quality entertainment to all those who will be following these matches in the stadium, on television and on the social media”.
The schedule of matches is as follows:
Date Teams Venue Umpires Referee TV Umpire R. Umpire Scorer P.Scorer Time 6-Feb Bahawalpur Stags- Daimond Dera Murad Jamali Ground Hakeem Shah- Ibexes Islamabad Nasar Khan Iqbal Sheikh - - Umer - 1100 hrs Masood Marghazar Ahmed- Multan Tigers- Ground Muhammad Jamshed FATA Cheetas Islamabad Asif Hussain - - Zeeshan - 1100 hrs National Karachi Dolphins- Ground Ijaz Ahmed- Hyderabad Hawks Islamabad Naushad Khan Zaigham Burki - - Z.Yasir - 1100 hrs Quetta Bears- Pindi Stadium Aftab Gillani- Larkana Bulls Rawalpindi Nadeem Iqbal Ishtiaq Ahmed Sajid Afridi Majid Hussain Shakeel Adnan 1200 hrs 7-Feb Faisalabad Wolves- Pindi Stadium Tahir Hussain- Muhammad Peshawar Panthers Rawalpindi Javed Ashraf Anees Ahmed Shahab Mir Dad Adnan Shakeel 1600 hrs Daimond Karachi Zebras- Ground Ijaz Ahmed- FATA Cheetas Islamabad Majid Hussain Zaigham Burki - - Umer - 1100 hrs Marghazar Sialkot Stallions- Ground Sajid Afridi-Mir Larkana Bulls Islamabad Dad Iqbal Sheikh - - Zeeshan - 1100 hrs National Hyderabad Hawks- Ground Javed Ashraf- Jamshed Quetta Bears Islamabad Qaisar Waheed Hussain - - Z.Yasir - 1100 hrs Abbottabad Falcons-Dera Murad Jamali Pindi Stadium Zameer Haider- Muhammad Ibexes Rawalpindi Masood Ahmed Anees Tahir Hussain Hakeem Shah Adnan Shakeel 1200 hrs Islamabad Leopards-Lahore Pindi Stadium Aftab Gillani- Muhammad Eagles Rawalpindi Nadeem Iqbal Ishtiaq Ahmed Asif Naushad Khan Shakeel Adnan 1600 hrs 8-Feb Peshawar Panthers- Daimond Islamabad Ground Ahmed Shahab- Leopards Islamabad Qaisar Waheed Shahid Butt - - Umer - 1100 hrs Marghazar Hyderabad Hawks- Ground Hakeem Shah- Larkana Bulls Islamabad Sajid Afridi Saadat Ali - - Zeeshan - 1100 hrs National Karachi Dolphins- Ground Tahir Hussain- Quetta Bears Islamabad Nadeem Iqbal Khalid Niazi - - Z.Yasir - 1100 hrs Lahore Lions- Pindi Stadium Mir Dad-Nasar Muhammad Bahawalpur Stags Rawalpindi Khan Anees Qaisar Waheed Asif Yaqoob Shakeel Adnan 1200 hrs Rawalpindi Rams- Pindi Stadium Zameer Haider- Nadeem Kamal FATA Cheetas Rawalpindi Ahsan Raza Arshad Marchant Javed Ashraf Adnan Shakeel 1600 hrs Daimond 9-Feb Karachi Dolphins- Ground Zameer Haider- Larkana Bulls Islamabad Sajid Afridi Ilyas Khan - - Umer - 1100 hrs Lahore Lions-Dera Marghazar Murad Jamali Ground Majid Hussain- Ibexes Islamabad Asif Yaqoob Shahid Butt - - Zeeshan - 1100 hrs Faisalabad Wolves- National K.Mahmood Islamabad Ground Sr.-Kamal Leopards Islamabad Marchant Saadat Ali - - Z.Yasir - 1100 hrs Karachi Zebras- Pindi Stadium Ahsan Raza- Nadeem Multan Tigers Rawalpindi Ghaffar Kazmi Arshad Aftab Gillani Ijaz Ahmed Adnan Shakeel 1200 hrs Sialkot Stallions- Pindi Stadium Riazuddin-Tahir Khateeb Hyderabad Hawks Rawalpindi Hussain Rizwan Majid Hussain Nadeem Iqbal Shakeel Adnan 1600 hrs Daimond 10-Feb Sialkot Stallions- Ground Naushad Khan- Quetta Bears Islamabad Asif Yaqoob Khalid Niazi - - Zeeshan - 1100 hrs Abbottabad National Tahir Hussain- Falcons- Ground Muhammad Bahawalpur Stags Islamabad Asif Ilyas Khan - - Z.Yasir - 1100 hrs Lahore Eagles- Pindi Stadium Riazuddin- Khateeb Peshawar Panthers Rawalpindi K.Mahmood Sr. Rizwan Ghaffar Kazmi Ijaz Ahmed Shakeel Adnan 1200 hrs Rawalpindi Rams- Pindi Stadium Zameer Haider- Kamal Multan Tigers Rawalpindi Ahsan Raza Azizur Rehman Marchant Nasar Khan Adnan Shakeel 1600 hrs 11-Feb Lahore Eagles- Pindi Stadium Riazuddin- Muhammad Faisalabad Wolves Rawalpindi K.Mahmood Sr. Javed Ahmed Shahab Nasar Khan Shakeel Adnan 1200 hrs Ahsan Raza- Karachi Dolphins- Pindi Stadium Kamal Sialkot Stallions Rawalpindi Marchant Azizur Rehman Zameer Haider Masood Ahmed Adnan Shakeel 1600 hrs 12-Feb Lahore Lions- Abbottabad Pindi Stadium Riazuddin- Muhammad Falcons Rawalpindi Ahmed Shahab Javed K.Mahmood Sr. Javed Ashraf Adnan Shakeel 1200 hrs Rawalpindi Rams- Pindi Stadium Zameer Haider- Musaddaq Karachi Zebras Rawalpindi Ahsan Raza Rasool Ghaffar Kazmi Aftab Gillani Shakeel Adnan 1600 hrs Quarter Finals 13-Feb Winner of Group(A)-Runner Pindi Stadium Riazuddin- Kamal up of Group (C ) Rawalpindi Ghaffar Kazmi Anwar Khan Marchant Hakeem Shah Shakeel Adnan 1200 hrs Winner of Group(B)-Runner Pindi Stadium Ahsan Raza- up of Group (D) Rawalpindi Ahmed Shahab Azizur Rehman K.Mahmood Sr. Masood Ahmed Adnan Shakeel 1600 hrs 14-Feb Winner of Kamal Group(C)-Runner Pindi Stadium Marchant- Musaddaq up of Group (A) Rawalpindi Ghaffar Kazmi Rasool Tahir Hussain Naushad Khan Adnan Shakeel 1200 hrs Winner of Group(D)-Runner Pindi Stadium Zameer Haider- up of Group (B ) Rawalpindi K.Mahmood Sr. Anwar Khan Riazuddin Mir Dad Shakeel Adnan 1600 hrs Semi Finals and Final 15-Feb Winner of 3rd Q.Final-winner of Pindi Stadium Riazuddin- Musaddaq 4th Q.Final Rawalpindi Ahmed Shahab Rasool Ghaffar Kazmi Muhammad Asif Adnan Shakeel 1600 hrs 16-Feb Winner of 1st Ahsan Raza- S.Final Vs winner Pindi Stadium Kamal Khateeb of 2nd S.Final Rawalpindi Marchant Rizwan Ahmed Shahab Qaisar Waheed Shakeel Adnan 1600 hrs Match Timings Matches at Pindi Std. Matches at other Grounds 1st Match 1200 - 1320 1100 - 1220 1320 - 1340 1220 - 1240 1340 - 1500 1240 - 1400 2nd Match 1600 - 1720 1720 - 1740 1740 - 1900
For more information, contact:
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 54600, Pakistan
Tel: +9242 571 7231 -4
Fax: +9242 571 1860