By our correspondent
KARACHI: The Cricket Associations Championship 2022-2023, involving second XI sides of the six cricket associations, will begin here at different venues on Tuesday (today).
The event, which will be played on the double league basis, will last until November 23.
Besides Karachi, which will host the major part of this event, Quetta’s Bugti Stadium will also host three matches during the event. The matches will be of four-day duration, a shift from three-day duration as was in vogue in the past.
Sindh, which will defend the title, will lock horns with Central Punjab in their opener here at the UBL Sports Complex on Tuesday (today).
In the other matches of the day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will take on Balochistan here at the NBP Sports Complex while Northern will face Southern Punjab here at the KCCA Stadium. After a double round engagement, the team which will gain more points will be declared the champions. The Quaid-e-Trophy (first-class) points system will also be used in this event.
Cricket Associations Championship 2022-23 squads:
Balochistan – Bismillah Khan (c), Aftab Ahmed, Fahad Iqbal, Gohar Faiz, Hazrat Wali, Jalat Khan, Muhammad Ibrahim Senior, Muhammad Junaid, Muhammad Shahid, Najeebullah Achakzai, Nasir Khan, Raza-ul-Hassan, Shehbaz Khan, Taimur Ali and Tariq Jameel
Central Punjab – Saif Badar (c), Abdul Sammad, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Ali Shafiq, Ali Zaryab, Ameer Hamza, Bilal Asif, Bilawal Iqbal, Fahad Munir, Imran Dogar, Irfan Khan Niazi, Muhammad Waheed, Nisar Ahmed, Rizwan Hussain and Umar Akmal
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – Israrullah (c), Adil Naz, Amir Azmat, Maaz Ahmed Sadaqat, Maaz Khan, Mehran Ibrahim, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohsin Khan, Muhammad Bilal, Muhammad Imran, Niaz Khan, Saqib Jamil, Usman Tariq, Zeeshan Khan and Zubair Khan
Northern – Umair Masood (c), Ali Imran, Ali Sarfraz, Aqib Liaqat, Hassan Raza, Mohammad Arham, Mohammad Ismail, Munir Riaz, Nasir Nawaz, Shadab Majeed, Syed Aqib Shah, Taimur Sultan, Umar Khan, Zaman Khan and Ziad Khan
Sindh – Hassan Mohsin (c), Ammad Alam, Arish Ali Khan, Asif Ali Jnr, Danish Aziz, Junaid Ilyas, Kashif Iqbal, Majid Asghar, Mohammad Taha, Muhammad Ali Khan, Muhammad Hassan, Muhammad Suleman, Rameez Aziz, Shehzar Mohammad and Tabish Khan
Southern Punjab – Moinuddin (c), Abdul Rehman Muzammil, Faisal Akram, Humayun Altaf, Majid Ali, Mohammad Sadaqat, Muhammad Jahangir, Muhammad Junaid Awan, Muhammad Shehzad, Muhammad Umair, Rahat Ali, Rameez Alam, Tahir Hussain, Waqar Hussain and Zeeshan Ashraf