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Southern Punjab cricket team (Pakistan)

Southern Punjab cricket team
Personnel
OwnerSouthern Punjab Cricket Association
Team information
Colors  Maroon   Green
Founded2019
Dissolved2023
Home groundMultan Cricket Stadium, Multan
Secondary home ground(s)Bahawal Stadium, Bahawalpur
History
Quaid-e-Azam Trophy wins0
Pakistan Cup wins0
National T20 Cup wins0

First-class

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.

History

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.

Structure

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

References

  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". Pcb.com.pk. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2021.


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