The Pakistan Cricket Board will hold the first-ever U19 women domestic T20 tournament – begins today:
Chance for players to compete for spots in the national U19 team and senior domestic teams in advance of the ICC U19 World Cup in 2019.
The Player of the tournament will receive PKR20,000 in addition to each player of the match receiving PKR10,000. The winning team will receive PRK400,000, and the runners-up will receive PKR200,000.
The Pakistan Cricket Board will hold the first-ever U19 women domestic T20 tournament tomorrow with the goal of building a substantial domestic talent pool and strengthening its pathways program.
Six Cricket Association teams, totaling 84 players, will compete in the U19 T20 Women Cricket Tournament from August 13 to August 22 at the Lahore Country Club, Muridke.
Each team will play a minimum of five matches during the course of the 10-day tournament because it will be played round-robin style. The semi-finals and final will take place on August 20 and August 22 respectively after the league stage.
Prior to the inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa next year, the U19 T20 Women’s Cricket Tournament 2022 provides the players with the ideal opportunity to stake a claim in the national U19 team. The top performers are also guaranteed spots in the senior sides, which will compete when the senior women’s domestic season begins in November.
The PCB has also introduced financial awards to encourage the players to perform at their best, providing additional incentives for them. Along with the trophy, the victorious team will receive PKR400,000, and the runner-up will receive PKR200,000.
Each player of the match will receive PKR10,000, while the player of tournament will receive PKR20,000. To motivate players to develop their abilities and further their aspirations in cricket, kit bags will be awarded to the competition’s top performances, including the best player, best batter, best bowler, and best wicketkeeper.
The six squads, which each have 14 players, have also been finalized by the PCB. After nationwide open trials and following practice matches amongst the chosen players across the PCB-run women’s regional academies.
A team may call up any of the fifteen players who have been added to the reserve pool if they have a need for them. Only individuals born on or after 01 September 2003 are eligible to participate in the competition.
Balochistan U19 – Humaira Ghulam Hussain (Captain), Alisha Aslam, Aman Fatima, Amina Javed, Azra Habibullah, Dura-E-Nayab, Fakhra Abdullah, Fiza Noor, Kalsoom Kakar, Madhur Moolani, Misha Kareem, Ruqia Nazar, Shakira Ahmed, and Shamim Amirullah.
Coaching staff – Aqil Khan (coach) and Rizwan Qureshi (assistant coach)
Central Punjab U19 – Shawal Zulfiqar (Captain), Areesha Noor, Eyman Fatima, Farah Imran, Haleema Azeem Dar, Haleema Dua, Jaweria Ali, Komal Khan, Laiba Nasir, Noor Fatima, Quratulain Ahsen, Rida Aslam, Warda Yousaf, and Zamina Tahir Chugtai .
Coaching staff – Mohsin Kamal (head coach) and Shahid Mehmood (assistant coach).
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 – Zaibunisa Niaz (Captain), Aleesha Khan, Aliza Khan, Bakhtawar Arifullah, Gule Nayab, Hansa Zair Gul, Humaira Husain, Jalwa Anwar, Javeria Qamar, Mahnoor Aftab, Malaika Afridi, Sumbal Liaquat, Tayyaba Imdad and Tehzeeb Shah.
Coaching staff – Hajra Sarwar (Coach/Manager), Rehmat Gul (coach), and Riaz Kail (assistant coach) .
Northern U19 – Maham Anees (Captain), Fatima Sardar, Hadia Mushtaq, Kainat Riasat, Laiba Mubashar, Maheen Irfan, Malaika Noor, Mariyam Shehzadi, Muskan Abid, Noor Fatima, Rida Ashfaq, Sarah Jan Peter, Syeda Hania Zehra, and Tahira Malik.Coaching staff – Wasim Yousafi (head coach) and Intikhab Alam (assistant coach).
Sindh U19 – Aroob Shah (Captain), Abeera Kaleem, Aliza Sabir, Anosha Nasir, Dina Razvi, Eman Adeel, Farhia Fahim, Haniah Ahmer, Kainat Eman Shah, Khizra Rani, Sara Fatima, Taskeen Fatima, Tooba Khan, and Wasfa Hussain.Coaching staff – Tahir Mehmood (head coach) and Nazim Khan (assistant coach).
Southern Punjab U19 – Aqsa Hafeez (Captain), Anam Bibi, Aqsa Yousaf, Eman Fatima, Javeria Asharaf, Javeria Siddique, Laila Manzoor, Muqadas Bukhari, Rimsha Shehzadi, Sahar Fatima, Sana Khan, Sania Mazhar, Shameer Rajpoot, and Uzma Iqbal.Coaching staff – Kamran Hussain (head coach) and Shakir Qayyum (assistant coach).
Reserve players – Areesh Yasin, Ayesha Shahzad, Bushra Bibi, Fatima Ghafoor, Fatima Nadeem, Hasnat Ibrahim, Jennifer Chaudhary, Kiran Akram, Malaika Shahzadi, Memoona Mazhar, Misbah Zaheer, Ramama Nazir, Rida Sajid, Simra Mehboob, and Tooba Zafar.
Tournament schedule (all matches at Lahore Country Club, Muridke)
13 Aug – Central Punjab v Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; Northern v Sindh; Balochistan v Southern Punjab 14 Aug – Balochistan v Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; Central Punjab v Northern; Southern Punjab v Sindh 16 Aug – Southern Punjab v Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; Central Punjab v Sindh; Balochistan v Northern 17 Aug – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa v Northern; Central Punjab v Southern Punjab; Balochistan v Sindh 19 Aug – Sindh v Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; Balochistan v Central Punjab; Southern Punjab v Northern.
20 Aug –Semi-finals
22 Aug – Final