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2008–09 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

2008–09 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy
Dates26 January 2009 (2009-01-26) – 7 March 2009 (2009-03-07)
Administrator(s)Pakistan Cricket Board
Cricket formatFirst-class
Tournament format(s)Two round-robin groups and final
Host(s)Pakistan Pakistan
ChampionsSialkot (2nd title)

The 2008–09 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy was one of two first-class domestic cricket competitions that were held in Pakistan during the 2008–09 season. It was the 51st edition of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, contested by 22 teams representing regional cricket associations and departments,[a] and was preceded in the schedule by the Pentangular Cup, contested by five teams representing the four provinces and the federal areas.

The format of the competition remained the same as the previous season, with the teams split into two groups of eleven playing four-day matches in a round-robin and a five-day final between the top teams in each group to determine the winner.[1] There were, however, changes to the structure of the groups; whereas the regions are departments were divided evenly between the groups in 2007–08, in 2008–09 the nine departmental teams were in Group A and eleven of the regional teams were in Group B; since both Karachi and Lahore had two teams in the competition, in order to even the groups, one from each was placed in Group A.[2] The Group B match between Quetta and Rawalpindi was completed in 20.1 overs, with a match aggregate of 85 runs being scored.[3] It was the lowest run-aggregate for a completed first-class cricket match, although both sides had forfeited their first innings after no play was possible on the first two days due to bad weather.[4]

Sialkot beat Khan Research Laboratories, who had reached the final on net run rate,[5] by 4 wickets in the final to win the trophy for the second time.[6][7]

Group stage

The top teams in the round-robin group stage (highlighted) advanced to the final.[8]

Position determined by total points, most matches won after having a lead on first innings, fewest matches lost, followed by adjusted net run rate (matches with no result, i.e. those where both teams did not complete their first innings, were disregarded); matches finishing in a draw were decided on first innings scores, with points awarded as follows:
  • Win = 9 points
  • Win having tied or trailed on first innings = 6 points
  • Draw having led on first innings = 3 points
  • Loss, draw having trailed or with no result on first innings, or abandoned without a ball bowled = 0 points


3–7 March 2009
296 (110.1 overs)
Azhar Ali 99 (293)
Nayyer Abbas 3/54 (28 overs)
386 (122.4 overs)
Naeemuddin 135 (280)
Saeed Ajmal 5/105 (38.4 overs)
247 (78.4 overs)
Ali Naqvi 86 (115)
Naved Arif 6/58 (24 overs)
158/6 (46.3 overs)
Ayaz Tasawwar 53 (82)
Yasir Ali 4/64 (20 overs)
Sialkot won by 4 wickets
Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot
Umpires: Riazuddin and Zameer Haider
Player of the match: Naeemuddin (Sialkot)
  • Sialkot won the toss and elected to field.


  1. ^ The top level of domestic cricket in Pakistan was historically played by teams representing regional cricket associations and departments, which were owned and run by corporations, institutions or government departments.


  1. ^ "Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Points Table". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Quaid Trophy burst into action from today". The Nation. 28 December 2008. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Group B, Islamabad, Feb 13 - 15 2009, Quaid-e-Azam Trophy". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  4. ^ "When was a Test series last drawn 0-0 before West Indies vs Sri Lanka?". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Sialkot, KRL qualify for Quaid Trophy final". The Nation. 1 March 2009. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Sialkot take title with four-wicket victory". ESPN Cricinfo. 7 March 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  7. ^ Mooney, Thomas (7 March 2009). "Sialkot Take Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Victory". Cricket World. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2008/09 Group Tables". Pakistan Cricket Board. Cricket Archive. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
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