Separate first-class tournaments for regions and departments in 2023-24 season

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Lahore, 11 August 2023: The 2023-24 domestic season brings more competition and quality cricket with enhanced earning opportunities as eight regional sides and eight department teams will compete in separate first-class tournaments. This step will make sure that the regions and departments compete on a level playing field by utilising the best available talent.

The domestic structure is framed by the PCB Cricket Technical Committee headed by former captain Misbah ul Haq and Mohammad Hafeez. The committee had several meetings with all stakeholders to bring them on board, including regional presidents and representatives of departments.

The upcoming men’s season will commence on 10 September with the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy pitting top regional teams against each other, following which, top eight departments will feature in the President’s Trophy, starting December 15. The two tournaments will be played on single-league basis and the table toppers will play the final.

The 18 regional sides have been slotted with eight teams playing the premier first-class tournament Quaid-e-Azam Trophy while 10 regions will be playing Hanif Mohammad Trophy, a non-first-class four-day tournament.

Teams have been listed according to their standings in the 2018-19 season from where the domestic structure resumes following the directives of PCB’s Patron-in-chief - also Pakistan Prime Minister. The PCB has revived the PCB 2014 Constitution, a move brought back the department in the domestic circuit. Both tournaments begin simultaneously.
  • Quaid-e-Azam Trophy: 10 September to 26 October
  • Hanif Mohammad Trophy: 10 September to 13 October
Abbottabad, Lahore and Rawalpindi will be hosting as many as 29 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy matches while Hanif Mohammad Trophy 10-team is divided in two groups with 23 matches will be hosted by Faisalabad, Islamabad and Multan.

Teams playing the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy are Peshawar, Karachi Whites, Lahore Blues, Rawalpindi, FATA, Multan, Lahore Whites and Faisalabad.

Ten teams featuring in the Hanif Mohammad Trophy are: Abbottabad, Azad Jammu and Kashir, Bahawalpur, Dera Murad Jamali, Hyderabad, Karachi Blues, Larkana, Quetta, Sialkot and Islamabad.

The historic departmental cricket model, which was scrapped altogether in 2019 PCB constitution, has made a remarkable comeback with over 40 teams have registered to involve in the circuit.

In the continuation of the 2018-19 season, eight departments will be playing President’s Trophy, first-class tournament. SNGPL, SSGC, WAPDA, KRL, PTV, NBP, State Bank are slotted from their standing in the last time they played in 2018-19 season. Eighth team, to be announced in due course.

In January and February of 2024, Patron’s Trophy grade-II with three-day games and grade-III (two-day games) will run concurrently all over the country.

Teams winning the Hanif Mohammad Trophy, Patron’s Trophy grade-II and grade-III will earn promotions. The teams who finish at the bottom of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, President’s Trophy and Patron’s Trophy grade-II will be relegated to the lower rung.

Every regional team must have one player under the age of 21 in playing XI and at least two in the 30-player squad. These players must have come through PCB’s age-group programme.

Director Domestic Cricket Operations (A) Junaid Zia: “It gives me immense pleasure to announce that we have finalised the domestic structure for the upcoming season. I want to thank the Cricket Technical Committee, comprising Misbah-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez, for their outstanding support in finalising the process, and the presidents of the regions for their inputs.

“This structure provides a level playing field to regions and departments as they will have the best cricket talent available to them. The separation of regions and departments in different tournaments also provides enhance earning opportunities for cricketers with separate contracts and more matches.

“We have also introduced U13, U16 and U19 tournaments for the regions so we access the young talent right away and provide them the right platforms and facilities to grow. Nurturing their talent at the very young age will help us in turning them into assets and make sure that no potential cricketer goes to waste.”

White-ball cricket

Eight regional sides will play the Pakistan Cup – which will have List A status – and the bottom 10 teams will play Hanif Mohammad Cup. The National T20 will feature all 18 regional teams.

Departments will also play a white-ball tournament, the details of which will be announced later.

Age group

The PCB will also provide a clear pathway to the age group cricketers where they harness their skills and evolve at each level with regional U13, U16 and U19 tournaments. The U13 and U16 teams will take part in one-day tournaments, and the U19 cricketers will play one-day and three-day competitions.

Further details:

All regional and department teams will name 30-player squad before the season, which will be trimmed to 20 players before the start of every tournament.

Every region and department can have up to 30 per cent of guest players in the 20-player squad
 
the 8 first class team model actually isnt as bad as it could have been, also relegation and promotion is a plus over the old system.

if you could amalgamate the departments to sponsor the regions ud have the best of both worlds IMO, but this isnt as bad as the old 20 first class team model.

also if i understand this correctly u have two first class tournaments, so potentially up to 16 first class games a year for players who represent both region and department i guess.

only thing id say is that with two tournaments, 6 teams in each league would have pbly have been enough.
 
Whatever it is now - just leave it forever!
 
When Najem Sethi barged into PCB to bring department cricket back, it seemed Pakistan cricket was returning back into the dark ages. The format they had with departments was incompatible with modern cricket standards and there were way too many teams playing on substandard pitches. The 6 team system did fix the quality of cricket issue but it did feel that many good players were missing out and 6 teams felt too little to represent the whole domestic circuit of Pakistan.

This new system actually just seems to be a enormous improvement on the older two, 8 teams for FC is perfect and having 2 FC tournaments with players being able to participate in both gives them more cricket and a chance earn more.

It seems this system is the best of both worlds, quality of cricket remains, players are playing more cricket and departments are also involved.
 
Thank God they have kept regions and departments in different tournaments
 
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This should satisfy everyone. The departments should feed the regions and the top department players should be snapped up by the regions.

Also this structure should ensure there are adequate replacements for injured players on national duty and that there are no excuses ie we don't have anyone in the pipeline as a replacement
 
Why are there 18 teams for the T20 competition? Is that not going to badly dilute the competition and the quality of Cricket being played?

How much will the players be paid in match fees? Will the PCB be able to broadcast all games?
 
All it took was the Logical Misbah using his proper reasoning. Issue solved :))
 
Why are there 18 teams for the T20 competition? Is that not going to badly dilute the competition and the quality of Cricket being played?

How much will the players be paid in match fees? Will the PCB be able to broadcast all games?
It doesn't seem sustainable .I think after season or 2 it may be scrap to 4 region team and 4 department team. Let's see how will pcb generate revenue
 
All it took was the Logical Misbah using his proper reasoning. Issue solved :))
any body can make domestic structure power point or word .Lets wait till atleast one season is finished we will see where it's stand especially from financial aspect
 
This setup seems pretty great - going from 6 1st choice regional teams & 6 2nd XI to simply 8 FC teams and having a separate department tournament with 10 teams. Even though department matches won't qualify for FC stats, this does give our players plenty of opportunity to play and earn more money.

Prior system, it seemed like domestic season was cramped into like 5 combined and playing doing nothing for the rest - not exactly ideal for development. Relegation seems like a good idea too to make sure teams do their best to stay as competitive as possible.
 
any body can make domestic structure power point or word .Lets wait till atleast one season is finished we will see where it's stand especially from financial aspect
If anyone can do that than why wasnt this done than?

Domestic structure isnt made like that. You need govt approval, you need to set budget. You need to have meetings with stakeholders than this gets done.

Lol financial aspects? You think the first class region system was making profits?
 
If anyone can do that than why wasnt this done than?

Domestic structure isnt made like that. You need govt approval, you need to set budget. You need to have meetings with stakeholders than this gets done.

Lol financial aspects? You think the first class region system was making profits?
misbah the saviour oh wait isn't misbah and hafeez is on payroll of one of the department .This is all done to accu

yeah it was not making profit but this system may cost more than previous one
 
I was a big supporter of the post-2019 domestic system. It drastically improved the quality of cricket, removed a lot of mediocrity from the circuit, and fan engagement increased like never before.

My preference is still for departments to be removed, but this is a decent compromise. They've kept regions and departments apart in two separate tournaments, and only added two FC teams so the standard will remain decent.

Promotion and relegation also adds an element of jeopardy so the mid-table sides cannot slack.

I like an 18 team T20 event that brings all the cities together FA Cup style.

However trust the babas at the PCB to make at least one blunder. Why the heck are departments also getting their own white-ball and Grade 2 competitions ? Who will even follow those events ? Again we'll overuse the pitches and we'll be back to low scoring shootouts.
 
FATA is no longer a thing. They couldn’t find a better local name for the region?

Let’s see how the compensation packages are. The last set-up was actually pretty decent financially. I would’ve preferred the departments sponsor the regions. Even give them administrative responsibility of the regions if needed and increase the number of matches in the QeA rather than add a department tournament. No one will care to follow that.
 
The good thing about the previous 6 team structure was that it was much easier for fans and sports reporters to follow and the players, coaches were required to give daily press conferences where they had to answer tough questions with regards to team selections and tactics. You can still do this in an 8 team tournament but to do this for an 18 team tournament and Grade II tournaments will be tough especially if they will not be broadcast.
 
I don’t mind this new system. With PSL happening, more and more youngsters should be looking to take up the game. And they need a platform to show their skills.
But it’s up to PCB how they want to run things from here on. If they allow nepotism to go on unchecked then we’ll be seeing more and more Mir Ali Talpurs in our domestic cricket. But if they give positive incentives to each regional and departmental side then it can be very fruitful for Pakistan cricket.
 
The system is fine and 8 regional teams make sense. What I don't understand, however, is 6 teams for Punjab, 2 for KPK, 1 for Sindh and none for Balochistan. This is complete injustice and says a lot about where power lies in this country. This isn't surprising considering we have a university called "Pak China Gawadar University" planned to be built in Lahore.
 
The system is fine and 8 regional teams make sense. What I don't understand, however, is 6 teams for Punjab, 2 for KPK, 1 for Sindh and none for Balochistan. This is complete injustice and says a lot about where power lies in this country. This isn't surprising considering we have a university called "Pak China Gawadar University" planned to be built in Lahore.
*5 teams for Punjab
 
The system is fine and 8 regional teams make sense. What I don't understand, however, is 6 teams for Punjab, 2 for KPK, 1 for Sindh and none for Balochistan. This is complete injustice and says a lot about where power lies in this country. This isn't surprising considering we have a university called "Pak China Gawadar University" planned to be built in Lahore.
There are actually 18 Regions, the top 8 regions will play the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and the top 8 were selected from the results from 2018-2019 domestic season. The remaining 10 regions below will play the Hanif Mohammad Trophy a non FC tournament. The top 2 teams of Hanif Mohammad Trophy will move up to Quaid-e-Azam Trophy next season and the bottom 2 teams of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy will drop down to Hanif Mohammad Trophy.

Abbottabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Bahawalpur, Dera Murad Jamali, Hyderabad, Karachi Blues, Larkana, Quetta, Sialkot and Islamabad.

So altogether you have 2 Balochistan teams, 4 Sindh teams, 3 KPK teams, 7 Punjab teams, 1 AJK and 1 for Islamabad.
 
Why are there 18 teams for the T20 competition? Is that not going to badly dilute the competition and the quality of Cricket being played?

How much will the players be paid in match fees? Will the PCB be able to broadcast all games?
I think the top 8 teams would still have the bulk of the talent (same teams also playing the fc and one day tournament). Also there’s a second round where only the top 8 play.

Really hope they continue to broadcast some games
 
Keep experimenting with cricket structure like political system.Pakistan will never have a stable system be it politics or sports because Pakistanis don’t agree on anything.Everyone believes he/she knows everything about everything.
 
When Najem Sethi barged into PCB to bring department cricket back, it seemed Pakistan cricket was returning back into the dark ages. The format they had with departments was incompatible with modern cricket standards and there were way too many teams playing on substandard pitches. The 6 team system did fix the quality of cricket issue but it did feel that many good players were missing out and 6 teams felt too little to represent the whole domestic circuit of Pakistan.

This new system actually just seems to be a enormous improvement on the older two, 8 teams for FC is perfect and having 2 FC tournaments with players being able to participate in both gives them more cricket and a chance earn more.

It seems this system is the best of both worlds, quality of cricket remains, players are playing more cricket and departments are also involved.
It wasn't 6 teams. It was 12
 
Fully expect this "new" system to be a return to the corruption and nepotism of the past. I wonder who will be the next family member of a rich powerful family to be promoted way beyond their capabilities...
 
Decent system. The regional cricket supporters get their "quality cricket" demands and departmental cricket supporters get their "employment" demands. Can't wait to see Lahore Blues vs Lahore Whites, I wonder which color will win.

I hope fan engagement and match coverage don't suffer under this new system.
 
To be honest, don’t like this idea (if I understood correctly).

This new model means, they’ll have 8 regional teams playing, QA, simultaneously 10 other regional teams playing another 4 days tournament (which is not FC status) - bottom line is in total 18 teams will play 4 day games & around 350-400 players are divided into 18 teams. Then, almost same for departmental tournament, which again is with even more teams (40?), top 8 plays in FC, rest some sort of 2 innings, non FC games. So, around 450-500 players playing 2 innings games, of which around 120 enjoying FC status.

The problem remains same - the system isn’t tire-based across entire Pakistan and it’s not accumulating the top talents to compete against each others. There will be many better players missing FC cricket, while some not so good will be playing the top level cricket, which should be the yardstick for national selection. Yes, some top players representing a weaker region (or Corporate) can compete for the teams by switching alliance (in either tournament) to regions/teams that are playing FC cricket, but that again becomes a club structure - fundamental idea of representing “own” area is compromised, and the system is “draft/mercenary” basis - it won’t filter players from grass root level to hire tiers in a pyramid structure, which exists in Australia through their district based Grade & Province based Shield cricket.

Then the second big flaw is sequence - ideally the Corporate League/Tournament should have started first, so that regional teams have a look at the players and may be draft/select possible best/better ones - at least that could have been a better filter.

I was a strong supporter of the 6 X 2 system (not 6 teams though) which accumulated top ~250 players and among available players, top 72 played each round, and the next 72 played in 2nd XI - that’s exactly what they do in County or Shield cricket, may be in a different way, but idea is same. And, not surprisingly result started to come.

I understand that for a population size of Pakistan, a system of 6 teams (actually 12) was too little, but 6 was just a number, cascading Australian model. But, that model could have been replicated with 8 or may be even 10 (X 2 with 2nd XI) teams/regions - BUT, the fundamental idea should always must be to accumulate entire Pakistan (cricketers) under one umbrella and make sure top players compete each others as much as possible (cut off can be top 72, 96 or 120 ….players each round, depending on number of teams, but it’s best from the top of the list, not from a mix bag out of 350-450 players).

I never had 6 regional teams in mind, rather always had 8 regions - Karachi, Ro Sindh (Home base Hyderabad), Lahore, North Punjab (Faisalabad), South Punjab (Multan), Capital region + Azan Kashmir (Rawalpindi), KPK (Peshawar) & Baluchistan (Quetta). Or, may be 9 teams - north, central & south Punjab and Sialkot, Faisalabad & Multan being 3 home bases. That’s I think a fair reflection of player distribution in Pakistan and allowing players to switch to other region, if he can’t make 20 men team of his region with an NOC.

They still can transform it into a hybrid model though. Start the Corporate league with whatever number of teams in 2/3 tiers (top being FC status) to be played before PSL break (bring PSL to Dec/January - why, I explained many times, won’t repeat) then accumulate best players in 8 regional teams (COVERING Entire Pakistan) and play the QeA tournament after PSL (Feb-May) simultaneously with 2nd XI tournament as well. That would have made the domestic stats meaningful.

The revised model is good for PAKPassion though - now again it will give us opportunities of healthy debates like why Sadaf Khan isn’t given a chance to break Syd Barnes’ record with that sort of FC stats or what Saad Ali needs to do after a domestic season which was a combination of Bradman (FC average of 95+) & Viv (Test Strike Rate of 75+)….
 
I suppose they can bring back patrons trophy where only provinces competed against each other. They’d get to have the best of both worlds.
 
I suppose they can bring back patrons trophy where only provinces competed against each other. They’d get to have the best of both worlds.
that's true we need to implement old domestic system which can bring more talent into the circuit.
 
This is actually good. Our players barely played more than 8 9 FC games a year in QeA trophy. Now they'll get to play almost double the amount. Let's see how the quality of both competitions go.
 
This is actually good. Our players barely played more than 8 9 FC games a year in QeA trophy. Now they'll get to play almost double the amount. Let's see how the quality of both competitions go.
More Importantlty we have to stick with this system now to get the results.
 
The new regime has announced the new domestic season, starting from 10th September 2023. However, no squads have been announced and we are already in to the first week of September. Seems very unprofessional and it just indicates how unserious this new regime is about domestic cricket.
 
The new regime has announced the new domestic season, starting from 10th September 2023. However, no squads have been announced and we are already in to the first week of September. Seems very unprofessional and it just indicates how unserious this new regime is about domestic cricket.
And you expected any different from these clowns. Remember when we were told that Sethi would be great and he was awful and Zaka is worse.
 
The Pakistan Cricket Board today unveiled the schedule for seven tournaments which includes two U19 tournaments in the upcoming 2023-24 men's domestic cricket season.

The schedule of the department tournaments, will be announced in due course.

The 2023-24 cricket season will commence with 29 matches of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy starting on September 10 and concluding on October 26. The eight-team regional tournament will begin at Gaddafi Stadium, with Lahore Region Whites facing Lahore Region Blues on Sunday, September 10 while the other first-round matches include Peshawar Region vs Karachi Region Whites at Abbottabad Stadium, Faisalabad Region vs Multan Region at Shoaib Akhtar Stadium KRL Rawalpindi and FATA Region vs Rawalpindi Region at Pindi Cricket Stadium. The final will also be staged at the iconic Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium from October 22 to 26.

The non-first-class tournament, Hanif Mohammad Trophy, will also start concurrently with Quaid-e-Azam trophy on September 10, featuring 10 regions in two groups. The top two sides from each group at the end of the group stage will qualify for the Super 4 stage, where each team in that stage will play three matches. At the end of the Super 4 stage, the top side will qualify for next year's Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. The matches of the Hanif Mohammad Trophy will be played in Mirpur, Multan, Muzaffarabad, and Rahim Yar Khan.

The one-day tournaments, Pakistan Cup and Hanif Mohammad Cup, will follow the conclusion of the red-ball tournaments, both starting on November 1. Pakistan Cup will be hosted in Abbottabad, Islamabad, and Rawalpindi. The semi-finals will be played on November 16 and 17 at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, while the final will take place on November 19 at the same venue. Meanwhile, the Hanif Mohammad Cup will begin on November 1 and will be hosted in AJK, Faisalabad, Multan, and Rahim Yar Khan. Like the Hanif Mohammad Trophy, the winner of the Hanif Mohammad Cup will be the side topping the Super 4 stage.

The two-leg National T20 will be held in Karachi from November 24 to December 10. In the first leg, all 18 regional sides will compete to qualify for the Super 8, which will be played from December 1 to 8. The semi-finals of the tournament will be played on December 9, while the final will take place the next day. The venue for the three knockout matches will be Karachi's National Bank Stadium.

Meanwhile, the two U19 tournaments – National U19 Championship (three-day) and National U19 Cup (one-day) will take place from 15 September to 13 November. Both tournaments will be held simultaneously, with a one-day gap between both formats in every round. The 18 regions will be divided into three groups, with the top team of each group qualifying for the triangular stage. The top two sides from the triangular stage will play the final of the National U19 Championship at the Rana Naveed Academy in Sheikhupura from 10 to 13 November. The final of the National U19 Cup will be played at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad on 26 October.

PCB 2023-24 men’s domestic cricket calendar:

10 Sep-26 Oct – Quaid-e-Azam Trophy; Abbottabad, Lahore and Rawalpindi
10 Sep-25 Oct – Hanif Mohammad Trophy; AJK, Multan and Rahim Yar Khan
15 Sep-13 Nov – National U19 Championship (three-day)
19 Sep-26 Oct – National U19 Cup (one-day)
1 Nov-19 Nov – Pakistan Cup; Abbottabad, Islamabad and Rawalpindi
1 Nov-16 Nov – Hanif Mohammad Cup; AJK, Faisalabad, Multan and Rahim Yar Khan.
24 Nov-10 Dec – National T20; Karachi
 
The 2023-2024 domestic season is set to commence on 10 September with both the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and the Hanif Mohammad Trophy to be played concurrently. A total of 18 regional teams have been slotted in this domestic structure with eight teams playing in the premier first-class tournament Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and 10 teams featuring in the Hanif Mohammad Trophy, a non-first-class four-day tournament.

This will be the first domestic season played after the PCB revived the PCB 2014 Constitution according to which regional and departmental teams return to the domestic circuit.

Abbottabad, Lahore, and Rawalpindi will be hosting the QeAT, with 29 matches slotted between four venues across the three cities. Peshawar, Karachi Whites, Lahore Blues, Rawalpindi, FATA, Multan, Lahore Whites, and Faisalabad are the teams playing first-class cricket.

The opening round of the QeAT will begin on 10 September. Lahore Whites will be facing Lahore Blues at Gaddafi Stadium, while Peshawar and Karachi Whites will be facing each other at Abbottabad Stadium. Faisalabad vs. Multan will be held at Shoaib Akhtar Stadium in Rawalpindi while FATA vs Rawalpindi will be staged at Pindi Cricket Stadium.

The second round of matches will begin on 16 September. A total of seven rounds will take place with each team playing the other once before the top two sides meet in the final scheduled at the Gaddafi Stadium from 22 to 26 October.

With the revamped domestic structure, the new financial model will also be implemented. According to this, a player featuring in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy will get a match fee of PKR 80,000, and players participating in the Hanif Mohammad Trophy will get PKR 40,000 per game. The non-playing members of a first-class team will get PKR 40,000. Adding to that, twenty players, selected by the regions according to the predefined criteria, will be assigned categories as outlined; A+ will get PKR 300,000, A PKR 200,000, B PKR 185,000, C PKR 170,000, D PKR 150,000, E PKR 100,000, F will pocket PKR 50,000.

Hanif Mohammad Trophy

The Hanif Mohammad Trophy will have 26 matches, with the 10 teams divided into two groups. The ten teams featuring in the tournament are Abbottabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Bahawalpur, Dera Murad Jamali, Hyderabad, Karachi Blues, Larkana, Quetta, Sialkot and Islamabad.

The tournament will see the top two sides from each group at the end of the group stage qualify for the Super 4 stage, where each team in that stage will play three matches. At the end of the Super 4 stage, the top side will qualify for next year's Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. The first round of matches will be played between Islamabad and AJK in Muzaffarabad and Larkana and Sialkot in Mirpur for Group A.

For Group B, the first round of matches will be played between Hyderabad and Karachi Blues in Multan and Bahawalpur and Dera Murad Jamali in Rahim Yar Khan. The aim of the Hanif Mohammad Trophy will be to serve as a pathway for the regional sides to qualify for the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.

This domestic structure has been structured by the PCB Cricket Technical Committee. The structure has replaced the previous model, that was introduced in 2019 – which focused on six cricket association teams. The new domestic structure incorporates a larger pool of players with up to 360 cricketers set to benefit from increased earning opportunities.

The previous edition of the QeAT was won by Northern, led by captain Umar Amin. Northern had defeated Sindh in the final at Gaddafi Stadium by an innings and 55 runs. Northern’s dominance in the season was highlighted by the way players like Muhammad Huraira and Mubasir Khan headlined the season. Sindh’s bowler Abrar Ahmed too had an extraordinary season, bagging 43 wickets in 12 innings.
 
Squads for the FC and non FC tea,s
 

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Squads look okay. They've generally tried to pick players for their local teams which I like to see.

Umar Akmal back for Lahore Whites. The last FC season he played was 21/22 and he averaged 11 from four matches with Balochistan...
 
So the domestic season is once again cramped into 4 months? And the players who get selected for WC or are in the reserves will basically miss out on the domestic season entirely. Might not be a big deal for most players but players like Wasim Jr, Haris etc will completely miss out on the FC season.

List A & T20 tournament finish in under 3 weeks. Realistically, how much development is to be gained with such short domestic seasons.
 
Our national under 19 captain doesn’t get a place in this expanded first class structure. What a great system to have. It’s also a case for having Pak under 19 team in QAE trophy. If they are not on tours throughout the year, then might as well play QAE trophy to get better in time to represent Pakistan.
 
Apparently the PCB in addition to the above is also considering introducing a Pentangular 4 day, ODI and T-20 competition featuring 5 teams.

These 5 teams will consist of 15 players each and the top performers from the regional tournament, departments will be selected in this tournament.

The top performers from these Pentangular competitions will merit selection in the Pakistan team. The question is where will the PCB be able to slot in these tournaments?

Also the PCB has taken a decision that no U19 player will be allowed to play T-20.
 
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