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Water and Power Development Authority cricket team

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Water and Power Development Authority
CaptainMohammad Saad
One Day captainAhmed Shehzad
OwnerWater and Power Development Authority
Team information
Colours Blue 
Home groundWAPDA Sports Complex – Lahore
Quaid-e-Azam Trophy wins1

The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) cricket team is a first-class cricket side in Pakistan that plays in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Patron's Trophy, Pentangular Trophy and also competes in limited-overs cricket.[1]


Water and Power Development Authority first competed at first-class level in the 1975–76 season, but they did not become a permanent part of top-level domestic competitions until the 1997–98 Patron's Trophy, when they finished last out of eight, without a win.[2] They became more successful in the twenty-first century, and won several trophies. After their final season in 2018–19 they had played 219 first-class matches, for 88 wins, 51 losses, 79 draws and one tie.[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 Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was criticised in removing departmental sides, with players voicing their concern to revive the teams.[5] However, in August 2023, the PCB announced of return departmental cricket with the start of 2023–24 President's Trophy, therefore resuming the participation of the team.[6]


Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

  • 1986/87 (3rd Place)
  • 2002/03 (Quarter-Final)
  • 2016/17 (Winner)

Patron's Trophy

  • 1986/87 (Pre-Quarter-Final)
  • 2006/07 (Quadrangular Stage)

National One-day Championship

  • 1997/98 (Final Round)
  • 1998/99 (Final Round)
  • 1999/2000 (Semi-Final)
  • 2001/02 (Semi-Final)
  • 2002/03 (Runner-up)
  • 2004/05 (Winner)
  • 2005/06 (Semi-Final)
  • 2007/08 (Super Eight)
  • 2010/11 (Semi-Final)

See also


  1. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Water and Power Development Authority". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  2. ^ "PCB Patron's Trophy 1997–98 table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Playing record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Imran Khan rejects PCB's new domestic model". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Umar Gul: We need departmental cricket back in Pakistan". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Pakistan moves back to previous domestic cricket structure". The Indian Express. 11 August 2023. Retrieved 25 December 2023.
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