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Higher Education Commission cricket team

Higher Education Commission
LeaguePresident's Trophy
Personnel
CaptainMohammad Huraira
OwnerHigher Education Commission
Team information
Founded2003
History
First-class debut22 December
in 2023
at National Stadium, Karachi
President's Trophy wins0

Higher Education Commission cricket team is a departmental cricket team in Pakistan, that plays first-class cricket in the President's Trophy. The team is sponsored and owned by Higher Education Commission.[1] The team does not have any geographical base.[2] It is currently being captained by Mohammad Huraira.

History

The team was founded in 2003 to take part in the 2003 Inter Departmental Qualifying Tournament.[3] In May 2019, Pakistan's prime minister Imran Khan revamped the domestic cricket structure in Pakistan, excluding departmental teams in favour of regional sides, therefore ending the participation of the team.[4] The team was refounded in March 2023 after a revamp of the domestic structure.[5][6] In December 2023, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that Higher Education Commission would be one of the teams to participate in the 2023–24 President's Trophy.[7] The team made their first-class debut on 22 December 2023, losing the match against Water and Power Development Authority.[8] This was the first time for Higher Education Commission to compete in a major domestic tournament in Pakistan.[9]

Current squad

The following squad was announced for the 2023/24 season:[10]

  • Mohammad Huraira (c)
  • Saad Khan
  • Anas Mustafa
  • Jahanzaib Sultan
  • Waseem Akram
  • Awais Zafar
  • Muhammad Mohsin Khan
  • Wahaj Riaz
  • Obaid Shahid
  • Ghazi Ghouri
  • Zaid Bin Nadeem
  • Aqib Liaquat
  • Haris Khan
  • Muhammad Juanid
  • Umer Lohya
  • Mohammad Azab
  • Abdul Rehman
  • Asadullah Hamza
  • Kashif Ali

References

  1. ^ "PCB formally invites departments to register for domestic cricket season". Pakistan Observer. 25 January 2023. Retrieved 26 December 2023.
  2. ^ "President's Trophy set to begin from 16 December". Pakistan Cricket Board. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2023.
  3. ^ "Miscellaneous matches played by HEC". CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 December 2023.
  4. ^ "Imran Khan rejects PCB's new domestic model". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  5. ^ "PCB confirms domestic participants after third management committee meeting". Pakistan Observer. 14 March 2023. Retrieved 26 December 2023.
  6. ^ "Pakistan Cricket Board plans to restore old domestic structure". BOL News. 13 March 2023. Retrieved 26 December 2023.
  7. ^ "HEC cricket team to participate in PCB Grade-I tournament". Daily Times. 15 December 2023. Archived from the original on 16 December 2023. Retrieved 31 December 2023.
  8. ^ "First-class matches played by HEC". CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 December 2023.
  9. ^ "HEC set to take a historic leap to grade-I cricket". The News International. Retrieved 31 December 2023.
  10. ^ "Squads, schedule announced for President's Trophy". Cricket Pakistan. 15 December 2023. Retrieved 25 December 2023.
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