The Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday six cricket association sides for the upcoming domestic cricket season 2019-20, an official press release stated.
According to the PCB press release, the domestic season will be ushered in with the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy from September 14. A three-member independent panel, comprising Misbah-ul-Haq, Nadeem Khan and Rashid Latif, finalised the provisional squads of 32 players per side.
The provisional squads were initially formed by local coaches and junior selectors. “The PCB centrally contracted cricketers, who are not handed the domestic contracts, will feature in domestic events when not on the national duty,” said the press release.
The six cricket associations will play their first matches on September 11.
The PCB press release also mentioned about the representation from Balochistan, stating: “The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), however, aims to have maximum representation from Balochistan within the next three to five years by developing a strong grassroots structure through the new Cricket Association and City Cricket Association structure.”
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27 September, 2019