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National T20 Cup

National T20 Cup
CountriesPakistan
AdministratorPakistan Cricket Board
FormatTwenty20
First edition2004–05
Latest edition2023–24
Next edition2024-25
Number of teams18
Current championKarachi Whites (1st title)
Most successfulSialkot Stallions (6 titles)
TVList of Broadcasters
Websitenationalt20cup.com

The National T20 Cup is a men's professional domestic Twenty20 cricket competition in Pakistan. Established in 2005, it is one of the world's oldest Twenty20 cricket leagues. It was the principal T20 competition in the country until 2016, when the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise tournament was introduced. Since 2019–20, the National T20 Cup has been contested by six regional teams, having previously been contested mainly by teams representing the various city, district and area cricket associations.

The league's team offices are directed out of its head offices located at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.[1][2][3] Karachi Whites are the defending champions, winning the 2023-24 edition.[4][5][6][7][8][9]

History

The National T20 Cup began in the 2004–05 season as the ABN-AMRO Twenty-20 Cup and quickly became the premier professional Twenty20 cricket league in Pakistan with 14 teams. It was the first T20 cricket league in the world outside of Australia and England.

As ownership of the title sponsor changed, the competition was renamed to the RBS Twenty-20 Cup in 2008–09, and to the Faysal Bank Twenty-20 Cup in 2010–11. In the 2014–15 season, the league was renamed to the Haier T20 Cup.

Sialkot Stallions have been the most successful team, winning the title a total of six times.

Background

This is the first edition of the tournament played since the PCB 2014 Constitution was reinstated. The previous edition of National T20, which featured six sides, was won by Sindh who clinched their maiden title after defeating defending champions Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by eight wickets. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa lost out on securing a hat-trick of titles after winning both the 2020-21 and 2021-22 editions.

Format

The 18 qualifying teams will be divided into four groups of five; the top two teams in each group will advance to the Super 8 round. In this stage,the qualifying teams will be split into one groups of 8; the top four teams from each group will qualify for the knockout stage, which will consist of two semi-finals and a final.[10]

Super 8s

After the group stage, the top two teams in each group will progress to the Super 8 stage which will be played as a single round-robin with the top four teams advancing to the knockout stage.[11][12][13]

Knockout Stage

Following the Super Eight stage, the top four teams will qualify for the semi-finals.

Teams

Current Teams

Team name First season Last title Titles Team captains
Abbottabad 2023-24 0 Yasir Shah
Azad Jammu and Kashmir 2023-24 0 Naveed Malik
Bahawalpur 2023-24 0 Mohammad Junaid
Dera Murad Jamali 2023-24 0 Nasir Khan
Faisalabad 2023-24 0 Asif Ali
FATA 2023-24 0 Khushdil Shah
Hyderabad 2023-24 0 Rizwan Mehmood
Islamabad 2023-24 0 Haris Rauf
Karachi Blues 2023-24 0 Saifullah Bangash
Karachi Whites 2023-24 2023-24 1 Asad Shafiq
Lahore Blues 2023-24 0 Hussain Talat
Lahore Whites 2023-24 0 Saad Nasim
Larkana 2023-24 0 Zahid Mehmood
Multan 2023-24 0 Sharoon Siraj
Peshawar 2023-24 0 Iftikhar Ahmed
Quetta 2023-24 0 Jalat Khan
Rawalpindi 2023-24 0 Shadab Khan
Sialkot 2023-24 0 Shoaib Malik

Team Results

Team name 2023–24
Abbottabad R
Azad Jammu and Kashmir Grp
Bahawalpur Grp
Dera Murad Jamali Grp
Faisalabad Grp
FATA Spr 8
Hyderabad Grp
Islamabad Grp
Karachi Blues Grp
Karachi Whites W
Lahore Blues Spr 8
Lahore Whites Spr 8
Larkana Grp
Multan Grp
Peshawar SF
Quetta Grp
Rawalpindi SF
Sialkot Spr 8
Notes
  • W = Winner;
  • R = Runner-up;
  • SF = Eliminated in the semi-finals
  • Spr 8 = Eliminated in the super 8 stage
  • Grp = Eliminated in the group stage

Former Teams

Winners and competition details

Year Final Format Teams
Venue Winners Result Runners-up
2004–05
Details
Lahore Faisalabad Wolves
159 for 8 (19.5 overs)
Won by 2 wickets
Scorecard
Karachi Dolphins
158 for 7 (20 overs)
3-group round-robin, round-robin with top team from each, final 11
2005–06
Details
Karachi Sialkot Stallions
156 for 4 (19.2 overs)
Won by 6 wickets
Scorecard
Faisalabad Wolves
152 for 8 (20 overs)
2-group round-robin, semi-finals, final 13
2006–07
Details
Sialkot Stallions
151 all out (20 overs)
Won by 14 runs
Scorecard
Karachi Dolphins
137 for 7 (20 overs)
4-group round-robin, semi-finals, final
2008–09
Details
Lahore Sialkot Stallions
126 for 3 (19.4 overs)
Won by 7 wickets
Scorecard
Karachi Dolphins
125 for 9 (20 overs)
4-group round-robin, semi-finals, final 13
2009
Details
Sialkot Stallions
151 for 6 (19.1 overs)
Won by 4 wickets
Scorecard
Lahore Lions
150 for 8 (20 overs)
2009–10
Details
Karachi Sialkot Stallions
110 for 5 (16.3 overs)
Won by 5 wickets
Scorecard
Faisalabad Wolves
109 for 9 (20 overs)
2010–11
Details
Lahore Lahore Lions
221 for 3 (20 overs)
Won by 37 runs
Scorecard
Karachi Dolphins
184 all out (19.4 overs)
13
2011–12
Details
Karachi Sialkot Stallions
180 for 6 (20 overs)
Won by 10 runs
Scorecard
Rawalpindi Rams
170 for 8 (20 overs)
14
2012–13
Details
Lahore Lahore Lions
154 for 7 (20 overs)
Won by 33 runs
Scorecard
Faisalabad Wolves
121 for 8 (20 overs)
2-group round-robin, semi-finals, final 14
2013–14
Details
Rawalpindi Lahore Lions
131 for 7 (20 overs)
Won by 3 wickets
Scorecard
Faisalabad Wolves
130 for 9 (20 overs)
4-group round-robin, quarter-finals, semi-finals, final 17
2014–15
Details
Karachi Peshawar Panthers
134 for 3 (19.2 overs)
Won by 7 wickets
Scorecard
Lahore Lions
133 for 9 (20 overs)
4-group round-robin, quarter-finals, semi-finals, final 18
2015–16
Details
Rawalpindi Peshawar Panthers
178 for 3 (18.5 overs)
Won by 7 wickets
Scorecard
Karachi Zebras
177 for 8 (20 overs)
4-group round-robin, quarter-finals, semi-finals, final 18
2016–17
Details
Multan Karachi Blues
182 for 3 (20 overs)
Won by 3 runs
Scorecard
Karachi Whites
179 for 8 (20 overs)
round-robin, semi-finals, final 8
2017–18
Details
Rawalpindi Lahore Blues
131 for 3 (17.3 overs)
Won by 7 wickets
Scorecard
Lahore Whites
127 for 5 (20 overs)
round-robin, semi-finals, final 8
2018–19
Details
Multan Lahore Whites
165 for 8 (19.2 overs)
Won by 2 wickets
Scorecard
Rawalpindi
162 for 8 (20 overs)
round-robin, semi-finals, final 8
2019–20
Details
Faisalabad Northern
167 for 5 (20 overs)
Won by 52 runs
Scorecard
Balochistan
115 all out (18.2 overs)
round-robin, semi-finals, final 6
2020–21
Details
Rawalpindi Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
206 for 4 (20 overs)
Won by 10 runs
Scorecard
Southern Punjab
196 for 8 (20 overs)
double round-robin, semi-finals, final 6
2021–22
Details
Lahore Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
152 for 3 (17 overs)
Won by 7 wickets
Scorecard
Central Punjab
148 (20 overs)
6
2022–23
Details
Multan Sindh
141 for 2 (14.4 overs)
Won by 8 wickets
Scorecard
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
140 (19.5 overs)
6
2023–24
Details
Karachi Karachi Whites
155 for 9 (20 overs)
Won by 9 runs
Scorecard
Abbottabad
146 for 9 (20 overs)
4-group round-robin, Super 8s, semi-finals, final 18

Sponsorship

Title sponsor Period
ABN AMRO 2004–2006
RBS 2008–2010
Faysal Bank 2010–2014
Haier 2014–2016
Jazz 2016–2018
Audionic 2018–2019
Zong 4G 2019–2020
Pepsi 2021–2022
Kingdom Valley 2022–2023
Jazz Super 4G 2023–2024

Prize Money

The winning team of the tournament will pocket a prize money of PKR 5 million. Meanwhile, the tournament runners-up will be awarded PKR 2.5 million. The player of the tournament will be rewarded with PKR 250,000. The same amount has been allotted to three other awards; best batter, best bowler and best wicket-keeper of the tournament. The player of the final will receive PKR 50,000 while player of the match in each of the Super Eight games and the semi-finals will be given PKR 25,000.

Broadcasters

2023-24 Season All matches played at National Bank Stadium will be broadcast on PTV Sports and ARY ZAP in Pakistan, and live-streamed on YouTube in overseas territories. Double-header matches at National Bank Stadium will begin at 15:00 PKT and 20:00 PKT, with toss conducted at 14:30 PKT and 19:30 PKT respectively.

Territory Channels & Live Streaming
 Pakistan PTV Sports
 United Kingdom Geo TV
 United States Willow TV
Rest Of The World Facebook
YouTube

See also

References

  1. ^ "Pakistan Cricket - 'our cricket' website". www.pcboard.com.pk.
  2. ^ SAGAR Singh Chauhan (10 January 2014). "National T20 2023-24 to start tomorrow in Karachi". Pakistan cricket. Retrieved 23 November 2023.
  3. ^ SAGAR Singh Chauhan (23 November 2023). "Schedule, squads for National T20 Cup 2023 unveiled". asport.tv. Retrieved 24 November 2023.
  4. ^ SAGAR Singh Chauhan. "National T20 Cup 2023/24". pcb.com.pk. Retrieved 23 November 2023.
  5. ^ SAGAR Singh Chauhan. "National T20 Cup 2023". ESPNCricInfo. Retrieved 23 November 2023.
  6. ^ SAGAR Singh Chauhan. "Shoaib Malik eyes Pakistan's return through National T20 Cup". geosuper.tv. Retrieved 23 November 2023.
  7. ^ SAGAR Singh Chauhan. "Haris Rauf to lead Islamabad as schedule, squads for National T20 confirmed". geosuper.tv. Retrieved 24 November 2023.
  8. ^ SAGAR Singh Chauhan (10 January 2014). "National T20 2023-24 to start tomorrow in Karachi". Pakistan cricket. Retrieved 23 November 2023.
  9. ^ SAGAR Singh Chauhan (23 November 2023). "Schedule, squads for National T20 Cup 2023 unveiled". asport.tv. Retrieved 24 November 2023.
  10. ^ "National T20 Cup 2023 begins on November 24 and Format". Sports adda.com. Retrieved 23 November 2023.
  11. ^ "Schedule of National T20 Cup Super Eight confirmed". geosuper.tv. Retrieved 30 November 2023.
  12. ^ "Super Eight stage of National T20 Cup 2023-24 to commence tomorrow". Pakistan Cricket. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2023.
  13. ^ "PCB reveals schedule of National T20 Super 8". cricketpakishant.com.pk. Retrieved 1 December 2023.
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