PCB to stage ‘Jashne Azadi’ event

National players given permission to participate.

Our Correspondent July 28, 2014

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will play its part in the Independence Day celebrations by staging a Jashne Azadi T20 Tournament, which will be played in five different cities among four provincial teams from August 6-14.

Teams from Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa will be competing in the event.

The board decided against forming a squad from the Federal Territory, which used to include players from Islamabad and Rawalpindi in the past.

Host cities for the tournament comprise Quetta, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Karachi and Lahore, which will hold the final on August 14.

“The PCB will be staging a Jashne Azadi T20 tournament in August to celebrate Independence Day,” a PCB official told the The Express Tribune.

“It will be an important competition and the board has decided to allow national players, who are due to play in one-dayers against Sri Lanka, to participate in the tournament in order to draw more crowds,” the official added.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2014.

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