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Southern Punjab cricket team (Pakistan)

Southern Punjab cricket team
OwnerSouthern Punjab Cricket Association
Team information
Colors  Maroon   Green
Home groundMultan Cricket Stadium, Multan
Secondary home ground(s)Bahawal Stadium, Bahawalpur
Quaid-e-Azam Trophy wins0
Pakistan Cup wins0
National T20 Cup wins0


List A / T20

Southern Punjab cricket team was a domestic cricket team in Pakistan representing the southern parts of the Punjab province. It competed in domestic first-class, List A and T20 cricket competitions, namely the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Pakistan Cup and National T20 Cup. The team was operated by the Southern Punjab Cricket Association.


The team was introduced as a part of the new domestic structure announced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on 31 August 2019.[1] On 3 September 2019, the PCB confirmed the squad for the team.[2][3] In December 2020, it was announced that Aaron Summers would play for Southern Punjab in the 2020–21 Pakistan Cup,[4] becoming the first Australian cricketer to play in a domestic cricket competition in Pakistan.[5]

2019/20 Season

Southern Punjab finished in fourth and third place respectively in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and National T20 Cup. The Pakistan Cup was cancelled this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020/21 Season

The team finished in third, fourth and fifth place respectively, in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Pakistan Cup and the National T20 Cup.


Southern Punjab Cricket Association includes Multan and Bahawalpur[6]

As of 2019, domestic cricket in Pakistan was reorganised into six regional teams (on provincial lines). A three tier bottom-up system[7] is in operation with the Tier 1 teams participating in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (First Class), Pakistan Cup (List A) and National T20 Cup (Regional T20). The Tier 2 teams participate in the City Cricket Association Tournament whilst the Tier 3 teams participate in various local tournaments as both tiers feed players to the Tier 1 team.

  • Tier 1: Southern Punjab
  • Tier 2: Sahiwal, Lodhran, Okara, Multan, Vehari, Khanewal, D.G. Khan, Bahawalnagar, R.Y. Khan, Layyah, Pakpattan, Muzaffargarh, Bahawalpur & Layyah.
  • Tier 3: Various clubs and schools.

See also


  1. ^ "PCB unveils new domestic set-up with 'stay at the top' mantra". ESPN Cricinfo.
  2. ^ "PCB announces squads for 2019–20 domestic season". Pakistan Cricket Board. 10 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Sarfaraz Ahmed and Babar Azam to take charge of Pakistan domestic sides". ESPNCricinfo. 3 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Pakistan Cup gets Australia fast bowler boost". Pakistan Cricket Board. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Aaron Summers set to be first Australian to play Pakistan domestic cricket". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Ambitious and competitive 2019-20 domestic cricket season unveiled". 10 January 2014.
  7. ^ "City Cricket Association tournament schedule announced". 10 January 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2021.

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