- Each match will be of a two-day duration with first innings restricted to 75 overs and a minimum of 100 overs to be bowled in a day in 440 minutes
- Players to receive match fees for the first time to encourage, motivate and reward them as well as to attract them to aim for more lucrative domestic contracts
- Around 1,800 expected to participate in tournament to be played from 5 July to 6 August across the country
- Urdu version of release is attached here
Lahore, 13 June 2021: Pakistan Cricket Board today announced seven of the 11 City Cricket Association sides of the Northern Cricket Association and 17 City Cricket Associations of the Sindh Cricket Association for the City Cricket Association Tournament 2021-22, which will be held from 5 July to 6 August. The remaining four CCA teams of the Northern CA and other four Cricket Associations will be announced during the course of the week.
The inter-city tournament will be a pathway for selection in the Cricket Association sides for the four-day first-class, non first-class three-day, 50-over and 20-over competitions in the PCB Domestic Season 2021-22, which will commence in September.
According to the event format, each match will be of two days with 100 overs to be bowled each day in seven hours and 20 minutes of play with a two-hour break from 1200-1400. To encourage positive and result-oriented cricket, first innings will be limited to 75 overs per side and no bowler shall bowl more than 15 overs in an innings.
The sides have been selected through a merit-based system with open trials conducted by the national selectors or second XI head coaches. All the trials were filmed by the team analysts and were staged in the presence of independent Cricket Association observers.
Players who are automatic selection in the Cricket Association sides, either through their previous season’s performances or consistent performances over the past couple of years, were exempted from the open trials. This was to ensure more opportunities were provided to the emerging cricketers to feature in the inter-city tournament and move to the higher level in the three different formats.
To give these emerging and young cricketers a flavor of what lays ahead if they display discipline, talent and performance, the PCB has decided to introduce the concept of match fee for them. This initiative has been introduced for the first time and is consistent to the PCB’s policy of encouraging and rewarding best performers.
Through domestic contracts in the 2020-21, the players have earned between PKR1.7million to PKR3.4million, depending on the number of matches played and share in the prize monies. This is part of the PCB’s strategy and endeavor to introduce professionalism, promote high-performing cricketers and narrow the gap with international cricket.
With around 80,000 cricketers from 3,800 registered clubs likely to feature in club cricket from this season and schools, colleagues and universities cricket also expected to start soon, this will be made a perfect talented-based system, which will provide the best athletes a pathway to the National High Performance Centre for further development before they are exposed to international cricket.
The following are the 24 City Cricket Association side. The remaining 69 City Cricket Association sides will be announced in the coming week. Captains will be confirmed following the appointments of the team coaches.
NORTHERN (trials conducted by Ijaz Ahmed Junior and Saleem Jaffar)
CCA Attock: Abdul Hanan, Ajab Khan, Badr Ud Din, Eid Muhammad, Gulfaraz, Junaid Arif, M. Arslan, M. Azam Shahzad, M. Hamza Sajid, Malik Aswad, Muhammad Junaid, Nadeem Sikander, Salman Afzal, Salman Khan, Shehryar Iqbal, Shiraz Khan, Syed Sabih Hassan, Syed Tayyab Abbas, Umer Bin Amir, Usama Ali, Usama Shahzad
CCA Chakwal: Aleem Ahmed, Daniyal Abbas, Daood Ahmed Khan, Hussain Nawaz, M Faizan, M Hussain, M Rehan Arif, Methab Hussain, Muhammad Faisal, Noman Khalid, Saeed Ur Rehman, Shah Faiz, Shah Wali, Shahab Ahmed, Shahab Ur Rehman, Taimoor Khan, Tanzail Haider Shah, Tezeeb Haider, Zeeshan Ahmed
CCA Gilgit: Abdul Ghafoor, Abdul Khaliq, Abu Zar Malik, Adil Ijaz, Adnan Hussain, Arshad Alam, Fazal Ur Rehman, Ikram Ul Haq, Inayat Ali, Kamil Alam, M Waleem Khan, M Waseen, M. Ismail Khan, Manzar Ali, Mehmood Elahi, Sajid Raza, Sheraz Shahnawaz, Tahseen Ahmed, Wahid Abbas, Zahid Iqbal, Zahoor Alam
CCA Islamabad: Adil Khan, Adil Naz, Akif Khan, Aun Abbas, Awais Khan, Azan Tariq, Azeem Bari, Haris Ahmad, Haris Hassan Khan, Hassan Abid Kiani, Irfan, Irfan Khan, M. Arsal Shaikh, M. Asjad Nawaz, M. Hammad Khan, Muhammad Aamir, Muhammad Nadeem, Muhammad Naqash, Munawar Mehmood, Omar Abid Kiyani, Rizwan Ali, Sajawal Riaz, Shoaib Khaliq, Syed Muzammil Shah, Umar Nawaz Khan, Umer Hameed
CCA Jhelum: Abdul Rashid Minhas, Adil Shabbir Mirza, Ahsan Javed, Arslan Qasir, Ehtisham Ashraf, Hamid Ali, Hassan Abbas, Imran Khan, Kashan Haider, M. Ali, M. Faraz Khan, M. Imran, M. Nawazish, M. Nokhaiz Iqbal, M. Shehbaz Tabraiz, Muhammad Ajmal, Rizwan Rafiq, Sarmad Hameed, Shoiab Amir, Sufyan Ikram, Tanvir Abbass Shah, Usman Haider
CCA Mirpur: Amir Hamza, Arslan Arif, Arslan Mahzood, Bilal Hanif, Danyal Allah Dita, Faizan Saleem, Hasnain Shamir, Ikram Hussain, M Hamza Ilyas, Moazam Ayub, Moin Pervaz , Muhammad Hassan, Naqash Basharat, Sardar Hassan Raza, Shadab Majeed, Shahid Ahmed, Usman Maroof, Zakir Ali, Zaman Khan, Zohaib Bhukari
CCA Rawalpindi: Aamir Sohail, Ali Nauman, Awais Iqbal, Hamza Arshad, Haris Sharif, Ibrahim Khan, Ishaq Qazi, Kashif Ali, Mir Waiz, Muhammad Ismail, Muhammad Sheharyar, Muhammad Shoaib Khan, Muzammil Nizam, Naqi Raza, Osama Afridi, Raheel Wakeel, Rahmat Shah, Raza Ul Mustafa, Sajjad Khan, Syed Aqib Shah, Talha Qureshi, Ulfat Hussain Shah, Uzair Wajid, Wahidullah Khan
SINDH (trials conducted by Basit Ali, Iqbal Imam, Ghulam Ali)
CCA Karachi Zone I: Ahmed Iqbal Khan, Ammar Iqbal, Arib Shaikh, Bahadur Ali, Faraz Hussain Khan, Fazal Subhan, Hafiz Saad Alam, Hazrat Bilal, Irfan Ali Qasmi, Jahanzaib Sultan, Mirza Asad Baig, Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Jawad, Muhammad Mahmood Ali, Muhammad Taha Mahmood, Muhammad Zubair, Saifullah Khan Bangash, Sheharyar Ghani, Waqar Anwar, Zakir Ali
CCA Karachi Zone II: Ali Shah, Amar Zaib, Azizuddin khan, Kashif Iqbal, Khurram Shahzad, Mubashir Nawaz, Muhammad Ikram, Munir ur Rehman, Nadir Shah, Noor Wali Khan, Rao Waqar, Rehmat Ullah, Rommel Shahzad, S.M. Hassan Jaffri, Sajjad Rasheed, Shahzaib Nazar, Syed Faaz Ullah, Syed Ghazi Ibad Nasir, Syed Haider Abbas Zaidi, Syed Waleed Azim, Syed Zaid Imam, Wajeeh Fawad
CCA Karachi Zone III: Abdul Basit, Adeel Malik, Amit Ravi, Anop Ravi, Babar Rehman, Fahad Ansari, Israr Ahmed, Khafid-un-Nabi, Mir Afzal Baig, Muhammad Ali Khan, Muhammad Asad, Muhammad Bilal Munir, Muhammad Navaid, Muhammad Shahid Mihrani, Muhammad Talha Alam, Rabish Ahmed, Saddiqullah Khan Kakar, Samiullah Afridi, Ubaisullah Khan, Umair Mughal, Usama Ali, Zeeshan Jamil
CCA Karachi Zone IV: Ahsan Islam, Arsalan Farzand, Asad Ullah Hamza, Hafiz Muhammad Zaid Khan, Hanif Azad, Haris Ali Khan, Imran Shah, Israr Ul Haq, Muhammad Afzal, Muhammad Farooq, Muhammad Salman, Muhammad Suleman, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad Yasir Mushtaq, Muhammad Zohaib, Rizwan Hussain, Shahzaib Ahmed Khan, Waleed Ahmed, Yasir Hussain, Zeeshan Haider
CCA Karachi Zone V: Arsalan Bashir, Bilal Manzoor, Faizan Khan, Ibad ur Rehman, Junaid Ilyas, M. Ashar Qureshi, Muazzam Ali, Muazzam Malik, Muhammad Sadiq Ali, Muhammad Wajahat khan, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammd Zahid, Osama Bashrat, Saif Ali Ghori, Shahid Ali, Sheraz Hussain, Syed Fouz-ul-Hassan, Syed Shah Hussain, Tahir Zaman, Tosiq Ahmed, Waleed Khan, Waseem Ahmed, Watan Dost, Zohaib Abid
CCA Karachi Zone VI: Abdur Rehman, Ahsan Ali, Ammad Alam, Arish Ali Khan, Ashir Ahmed Siddiqui, Fahad Iqbal, Fahaddis Bukhari, Ghulam Mudassar Khan, Hassan Mohsin, Muhammad Makki, Muhammad Tariq Khan, Muhammad Usman Rahim, Nahal Rasheed, Ram Ravi, S. M. Raza Ul Hassan, Saim Ayub, Shehzar Muhammad, Syed Muhammad Tahami, Usama Razzak, Usman Khan, Zeeshan Zameer
CCA Karachi Zone VII: Abdullah Khoso, Abdullah Mukaddam, Aftab Khan, Daniyal Liaqat, Fayyaz Hussain, Haider Razzaq, Hamza Ghanchi, Hamza Qadir, Kashif Khan, Khuzaima Bin Tanveer, Muhammad Waqas, Owais Rehmani, Parvaiz Ali, Qadir Khan, Rehman Ghani, Rohaib Ahmed, Shahid Nisar, Shahzar Hassan Khan, Syed Ali Mudassar, Umer Lohya, Zafar Ali Khan, Zubair Dilawar
CCA Hyderabad: Abdul Rafay, Akbar Khan, Asif Mehmood, Babar Khan, Daniyal Hussain Rajput, Dawood Khan, Fawad Ahmed, Gull Badin, Muhammad Asad Malik, Muhammad Awais, Muhammad Nabeel, Muhammad Owais, Muhammad Shoaib, Muhammad Uzair Zubair, Muhammad Waqar, Mustafa Khan, Nouman Akbar, Rafay Siddique, S.M Hassan Ali Shah, Sarfaraz, Shoaib Laghari, Syed Raza Ul Hassan
CCA Jamshoro: Abdul Majeed, Abrar Hussain, Afzal, Ahmed Hassan Khan, Ali Mullah, Dinesh Kumar, Faraz Ali, Ghazanfar Ali, Huraira Bin Ajiaz, Lal Kumar, M. Arbaz Khan, Muhammad Azhar, Muhammad Hassan, Muhammad Noman, Noman Khan, Sajid Hussain, Shahriyar Khan, Shan Ali Shah, Tufail, Waseem Ahmed
CCA Badin: Abdul Rauf, Anif Ahmed, Arif Hussain, Ghulam Rasool, Haris, Imran Gul, Mansoor Ahmed, Muhammad Aslam Sattar, Muhammad Khan, Nadir Ali, Rahimullah Nizamani, Rashid Ali, Sharyar, Sirajuddin, Sufiyan Ali, Usaid Azam, Wali Muhammad, Zaib Nawaz, Zeeshan Ali Shah, Zeeshan Gul
CCA Mirpurkhas: Abid Nazir, Ali Akber, Asim Ali, Behram Khan, Faraz, Jubair Khan, M. Saddam Saeed Arain, Mohsin Ali, Muhammad Aqib Baloch, Muhammad Arshad Shah, Muhammad Behzad, Muhammad Shawal, Muhammad Sohail, Muhammad Suleman, Nabeel Ahmed, Noshad Ali, Ramesh, Sher Khan, Sheran Malik, Syed Rehan, Taj Muhammad Wassan
CCA Sangarh: Abdul Rauf, Abdul Rauf, Aqib, Asim Zubair, Ehtisham, Hamid, Jaan Ali, Junaid Shehroz, M Salman Ilyas, Muhammad Ishaque, Muhammad Saad Khan, Munib U Rehman, Munwar Sham, Naseer Ahmed, Qurban Ali Lakho, Rao Sajjid Ali, Sabir Ali, Sameer Ajaz, Waqar, Zahid Akhtar
CCA Shaheed Benazirabad: Abdul Waheed, Abdullah Tahir, Allah Ditta, Ataullah, Fayyaz Hussain, Ghulam Abbas, Haris Khan, Hasnain Asghar, Israr Ul Haq, Jabir Abbas, Jawad Ali, Majid Ali Lakho, Mansoor Ahmed, Mohammad Adil, Muhammad Awais, Mujahid Ali, Saddam Hussain, Sher Afzal, Shoaib Ali, Touseeq Haider
CCA Larkana: Aamir Brohi, Abdul Wahab Mughairi, Afaq Ahmed Khoso, Fahad Ahmed Malgani, Faraz Aziz, Habibullah, Javed Ahmed Brohi, Javed Ali, Mohsin Raza (Wk), Muhammad Ramzan, Muzammil Ali, Naveed Ahmed, Nehal Ahmed, Qazi Shamsuddin, Raheel Manzoor Chandio, Raheem Khan, Saddam Hussain, Saeed Ahmed (Wk), Umar Khalid, Zuhaib Ali
CCA Khairpur: Aamir Ali Taheem, Abdul Samad, Aftab Ahmed, Ali Asghar, Amir Ali Panhwar, Arshad Ali Chajjro, Atta Ur Rehman, Chahat Ali Makrani Baloch, Dilshad Bhatti, Farman Ali, Ghulam Muhammad, Imtiaz Leghari, Javed Ali Khoso, Jinsar Ali, Kamran Ali Bhatti, Kashif Ali Lodhi, Khan Ahmed Bhatti, Malhar Rasool, Mohsin Ali, Moin Ahmed (Wk), Muhammad Ali Mazari, Nadir Ali, Noman Ahmed, Raheel Ahmed Arijo, Saddam Hussain Leghari, Sajjad Ahmed, Sheeraz Ali Phulpoto, Syed Hamza Sajjad, Yasir Ali Buriro
CCA Sukkur: Afraz Khoso, Ahsan Sultan (Wk), Asif Ali Shujro, Ayaz Ali Mastoi, Imran Khan, Imran Khan Pathan, Israr Ul Haq, Mahroz Ahmed, Muhammad Aqeel Danish, Muhammad Arsalan Ansari, Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad Nouman (Wk), Muhammad Saqib, Mushtaq Ahmed Kalhoro, Muzammil Hussain, Rabail Mastoee, Rameez Ahmed, Raza Mahar, Sajjad Ali Sanghi, Syed Muhammad Kashif Gilani
CCA Shikarpur: Adeel Sarwar, Agha Zainullah, Ali Hyder , Ali Hyder Chang, Ameer Hamza, Asif Ali, Asif Babar Khoso, Bilal Irshad, Ghulam Nabi (Wk), Hamish Kumar, Imran Ali Chandio, Muhammad Imran, Muneer Ahmed, Naeemullah, Sajad Kalhoro, Shakeel Ahmed, Syed Ali Abbas , Waseem Ahmed, Zafar Ali, Zakir Hussain