FAISALABAD (Staff Report) – Balochistan have registered their first Pakistan Cup 2016 win, beating Punjab by 12 runs in a thrilling match at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad.
Punjab captain Shoaib Malik invited Balchostan to bat first after winning the toss on a dry surface.
Balochistan set 216 runs target for Punjab in the opening match of domestic one-day tournament ‘Pakistan Cup’ at Faisalabad’s Iqbal Stadium.
Punjab won the toss and elected to field first.
Pakistan Cup 2016:
The one-day championship, which will follow PSL like pattern, is expected to boost domestic cricket. Five teams -each team representing one province and Islamabad- will play one day games in Faisalabad.
The PCB officials said that Sarfraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Younis Khan, Azhar Ali and Misbah-ul-Haq is leading Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Islamabad respectively.
Meanwhile Touseef Ahmed, Ejaz Ahmed, Muhtashim Rasheed, Kabeer Khan and Mansoor Rana are performing as coaches to the teams of Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Islamabad respectively.
Each captain has selected a squad of 15 players from a pool of 150 players through a draft draw held in Lahore on April 12 (Tuesday). Participating cricketers and coaches will receive 200% match fees for the tournament.
The final match of the one-day tournament will be played on May 1.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced tickets ranging from Rs100 to Rs200 for those who want to see live matches at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad.
Full Schedule, Match Time* and Venue:
*All matches will start at 3:00pm Pakistan Standard Time.