24th June - 1st July, 2011 At Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Lahore June 17, 2011: Pakistan Cricket Board, in partnership with Faysal Bank Limited, is pleased to announce the holding of the Faysal Bank Super Eight T-20 Cup 2010- 2011 starting from 24th June 2011- 1st July 2011. The tournament will be held for the first time in Faisalabad. All matches are to take place at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad and will be aired live on GEO Super.
Eight teams divided into Two Groups will be participating in this Tournament
(Group A): Lahore Lions, Sialkot Stallions, Islamabad Leopards, Hyderabad Hawks
(Group B): Faisalabad Wolves, Rawalpindi Rams, Karachi Dolphins and the Multan Tigers.
The first and second semi- final will be held on 30th June, 2011, followed by the final on 1st July, 2011. The opening match will be played between Faisalabad Wolves and Multan Tigers. Faysal Bank will be awarding the winning team Rs 2.5 million as prize money and Rs. 1 million for the runners up.
Commenting on the vent Mr. Subhan Ahmad, COO PCB, said:
“The partnership between PCB and Faysal Bank will go a long way in improving the standard of domestic cricket in the country. PCB has a resolve to assure that people can watch the stars playing live in absence of international cricket in Pakistan. To spread out on this Faisalabad was chosen as the venue for this big event. Our partnership with Faysal Bank seeks to further strengthen the domestic game in line with our vision of providing opportunities at the grass root level".
Aarij Ali, Head Retail, Faysal Bank reiterated the banks commitment to cricket and said,
“Sponsoring domestic cricket is one way in which Faysal Bank wants to contribute back to society. We got an overwhelming response in the last Faysal Bank T-20 and are anticipating an even better response from Faisalabad”.
Two matches will be played every day starting at 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm respectively. The schedule of matches is attached:
|Group (A)||Group (B)|
|Lahore Lions||Faisalabad Wolves|
|Sialkot Stallions||Rawalpindi Rams|
|Islamabad Leopards||Karachi Dolphins|
|Hyderabad Hawks||Multan Tigers|
|Date||Teams||Venue||Umpires||Referee||TV Umpire||R. Umpire||Scorer||Press Scorer||Time|
|24-Jun||Faisalabad Wolves-Multan Tigers||Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad||K. Mahmood Sr.-Iqbal Butt||Musaddaq Rasool||Ahmed Shahab||Rasheed Bhatti||Tahir Suhaib||Azhar Hussain||1700 PM|
|Karachi Dolphins-Rawalpindi Rams||Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad||Akbar Khan-Ghaffar Kazmi||Arshad Parvaiz||Shozab Raza||Tahir Shah||Tahir Suhaib||Azhar Hussain||2100 PM|
|25-Jun||Islamabad Leopards-Hyderabad Hawks||Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad||Anisur Rehman-Shozab Raza||Arshad Parvaiz||Ghaffar Kazmi||Rasheed Bhatti||Tahir Suhaib||Azhar Hussain||1700 PM|
|Lahore Lions-Sialkot Stallions||Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad||K. Mahmood Sr.-Akbar Khan||Ishtiaq Ahmed||Ahmed Shahab||Iqbal Butt||Tahir Suhaib||Azhar Hussain||2100 PM|
|26-Jun||Karachi Dolphins-Multan Tigers||Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad||Ahmad Shahab-Anisur Rehman||Ishtiaq Ahmed||Nadeem Ghouri||K.Mahmood Sr.||Tahir Suhaib||Abdul Hameed||1700 PM|
|Faisalabad Wolves-Rawalpindi Rams||Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad||Rasheed Bhatti-Tahir Shah||Azizur Rehman||Ahsan Raza||Akbar Khan||Tahir Suhaib||Abdul Hameed||2100 PM|
|27-Jun||Sialkot Stallions-Hyderabad Hawks||Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad||Ahsan Raza-Shozab Raza||Azizur Rehman||Saleem Badar||Iqbal Butt||Tahir Suhaib||Abdul Hameed||1700 PM|
|Lahore Lions-Islamabad Leopards||Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad||Shakeel Khan-Islam Khan||Khalid Niazi||Riazuddin||Tahir Shah||Tahir Suhaib||Abdul Hameed||2100 PM|
|28-Jun||Karachi Dolphins-Faisalabad Wolves||Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad||Ahmad Shahab-Kaukab Butt||Khalid Niazi||Anisur Rehman||Ghaffar Kazmi||Tahir Suhaib||Najamus Saeed||1700 PM|
|Rawalpindi Rams-Multan Tigers||Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad||Riazuddin-Nadeem Ghouri||Muhammad Anis||Saleem Badar||Islam Khan||Tahir Suhaib||Najamus Saeed||2100 PM|
|29-Jun||Islamabad Leopards-Sialkot Stallions||Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad||Saleem Badar-Ghaffar Kazmi||Naeem Ahmed||Nadeem Ghouri||Rasheed Bhatti||Tahir Suhaib||Najamus Saeed||1700 PM|
|Lahore Lions-Hyderabad Hawks||Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad||Shakeel Khan-Kaukab Butt||Khateeb Rizwan||Riazuddin||Islam Khan||Tahir Suhaib||Najamus Saeed||2100 PM|
|30-Jun||First Semi Final||Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad||Shakeel Khan-Ahmed Shahab||Khateeb Rizwan||Anisur Rehman||Shozab Raza||Tahir Suhaib||Azhar Hussain||1700 PM|
|30-Jun||Second Semi Final||Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad||Riazuddin-Nadeem Ghouri||Naeem Ahmed||Ghaffar Kazmi||Kaukab Butt||Tahir Suhaib||Abdul Hameed||2100 PM|
|01 July||FINAL||Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad||Saleem Badar-Ahsan Raza||Musaddaq Rasool||Shozab Raza||Anisur Rehman||Tahir Suhaib||Najamus Saeed||1900 PM|
Note: First Semi Final between Winner of Group (A) Vs Runner Up of Group (B) - Second Semi Final between Winner of Group (B) Vs Runner Up of Group (A)
Note to Editors:
Faysal Bank Limited was incorporated in Pakistan on October 3, 1994, as a public limited company under the Companies Ordinance, 1984. Currently, the Bank's shares are listed on the Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad Stock Exchanges. Faysal Bank is engaged in Commercial, Consumer, Corporate and Islamic Banking activities. The Pakistan Credit Rating Agency Limited(PACRA) and JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited have determined the Bank's long-term rating as 'AA' and short term rating as 'A1+'. Following the acquisition of RBS Pakistan, Faysal Bank’s footprint has expanded to over 230 branches, with combined business assets of over PKR 250 billion, further strengthening its balance sheet and placing it amongst the top ten banks in Pakistan. Faysal Bank's ambition is to provide par excellence service for its customers while meeting all their financial needs.