LAHORE–September 16, 2014: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in collaboration with Haier Pakistan Limited, Albaraka Bank, Zong China Mobile Pakistan, Advance Telecom and Brighto Paints announced the launch of Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup, with unveiling of the event logo and team logos at the very outset.
With 18 regional teams featuring in the 35-match event with the top national stars participating in the T20 format, with live broadcasting on PTV Sports, the Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup promises to offer thrilling fare.
The event commences at Karachi’s National Cricket Stadium on September 17, and runs up to September 28.
Along with Mr Subhan Ahmad, Chief Operating Officer, PCB, Mr Intikhab Alam, Director Domestic Cricket PCB and Mr. Badar Rafaie, Director Marketing PCB attended the press conference along with Mr. Javed Afridi, CEO Haier, Mr. Imran Khizer Hayat, Group Head Retail Banking Group, Albaraka Bank (Pakistan), Mr. Barkat Ullah, Regional Director S&D – Zong China Mobile Pakistan, Mr. Hanan Asif, Director Advance Telecom attended the press conference.
Also in attendance were Mr. Abdul Basit, GM Sales & Marketing Samad Rubber Works PVT Ltd., Mr. Abudl Sami, CEO Samad Rubber Works PVT Ltd., Mr. Azhar Kiani, Epoxy Industries., Mr. Nadeem Afzal, Director Marketing Al-Khair Five Star Foam.
Mr. Subhan Ahmed, PCB COO, greeting the sponsors said, their support was vital in promoting domestic cricket. Giving a low-down on the revamped domestic cricket season 2014-15, he particularly acknowledged the fact that all regions were represented in the Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup, and each of the 18 teams was individually sponsored.
“Other than the title sponsors Haier and Albaraka, so many sponsors stepping up to own regional teams and offer their corporate support augurs well for our domestic cricket”, said Mr. Subhan Ahmad.
Mr. Intikhab Alam, Director Domestic Cricket, thanked all the team sponsors for supporting the each of the regions and assured them competitive game of cricket in the tournament.
Mr. Badar Rafaie, Director Marketing PCB, said, “the PCB is extremely excited at a fresh clutch of sponsors finding domestic attractive enough to patronize it.” He especially thanked Javed Afridi of Haier Pakistan for having the vision to promote first class cricket in Pakistan. Mr Rafaie also thanked Faysal Bank, the previous sponsors, for their support over the years.
Mr. Javed Afridi , CEO Haier thanked the PCB for giving his Group the opportunity to Sponsor the Top Premium Domestic Cricket Tournament of Pakistan. Mr. Afridi mentioned Haier Group has always been supportive towards PCB whether its Pakistan Super League or International Cricket, Haier has always extended its full support.
Mr. Imran Khizer Hayat, Group Head Retail Banking Group, Albaraka Bank (Pakistan) expressed his Group is keenly watching the entrance into sports in Pakistan and sponsoring this tournament is a 1st step towards a long lasting relationship with PCB. “AlBaraka Your Partner Bank” is a fastest growing Bank in Pakistan and sponsoring this tournament is to encourage the 18 regional T20 Cricket teams and to create a connect between them.
Mr. Barkat Ullah, Regional Director S&D – Zong CM Pak said: “Keeping the bond alive and taking the tradition of supporting cricket in Pakistan, Zong is immensely pleased and excited about sponsoring one of the most exhilarating domestic cricket tournaments of this season. Zong is proud to be a regular patron of cricket and being a customer-oriented organization wishes to see the passion for cricket in Pakistan thrive. We wish all the teams involved in the tournament best of luck. By sponsoring this domestic tournament, Zong continues being at the center of people’s heart across the nation and its legacy of promoting sports in Pakistan.”
He unveiled the team logos of “Zong Faisalabad Wolves”,”Zong Sialkot Stallions”,”Zong Peshawar Panthars”,”Zong Quetta Bears”,“Zong Islamabad Leopards” & “Zong Hyderabad Hawks”. Zong is also Co-Sponsor of the tournament.
Mr. Jamshed Mughal, Director Mughal Steel unveiled the logos of its sponsored teams “Mughal Steel Abbottabad Falcons” & “Mughal Steel Larkana Bulls” and also assured his continuous support for cricket Pakistan.
Mr. Sajid Hussain, GM Marketing Brighto paints unveiled the logos of its sponsored teams “Brighto Paints Lahore Lions” & “Brighto Paints Bahawalpur Stags”. Brighto paints is also the associate sponsor of the tournament.
Mr. Hanan Asif, Director Advance Telecom unveiled the logos of its teams “Advance Telecom Karachi Dolphins” & “Advance Telecom DM Jamali Ibexes” and assured passionate support of Advance Telecom towards Cricket Pakistan in future as well. Advance Telecom is also associate sponsor of the tournament.
Mr. Azhar Kiani, Epoxy Industry’s unveiled logos of its sponsored teams “Magic Depoxi Glue Rawalpindi Rams” & Magic Depoxi Glue Multan Tigers”. HE said we are really excited on sponsoring the teams and wished them thrilling games.
Mr. Abdul Basit, GM Sales & Marketing Samad Rubber Works PVT Ltd, unveiled its team “Stickoo Glue Karachi Zebras”. He expressed Samad Rubber Works is proudly sponsoring the team and hoping for an exciting event for viewers and cricket fans.
Mr. Abudl Sami, CEO Samad Rubber Works PVT Ltd, unveiled logos of its sponsored teams “Samad Bond Lahore Eagles” & “Samad Bond Fata Cheetas” and assured its continuous support towards cricket Pakistan.
Mr. Nadeem Afzal, Director Marketing Alkhair Five Star Foam unveiled its team “Five Star Foam AJK Jaguars” logo and hoped for its victory in the tournament.
Following are the schedule of PCB National Twenty20 Cup 2014/15
|Group (A)||Group (B)||Group (C)||Group (D)|
|Sialkot Stallions||Rawalpindi Rams||Faisalabad Wolves||Lahore Lions|
|Karachi Dolphins||Karachi Zebras||Islamabad Leopards||Abbottabad Falcons|
|Hyderabad Hawks||Multan Tigers||Lahore Eagles||Bahawalpur Stags|
|Quetta Bears||FATA Cheetas||Peshawar Panthers||D.M.Jamali Ibexes|
|Larkana Bulls||AJK Jaguars|
PCB National Twenty20 Cup 2014-15
|Date||Teams||Venue||Umpires||Referee||TV Umpire||R. Umpire||Scorer||P.Scorer||Time|
|17 Sep||Hyderabad Hawks-Quetta Bears||National Stadium Karachi||Jamil Kamran-Naushad Khan||Zaigham Burki||Muhammad Asif||Aslam Bareach||Imran||Salman||0900 hrs|
|Rawalpindi Rams-FATA Cheetas||National Stadium Karachi||Nadeem Iqbal-Tahir Rasheed||Jamshed Hussain||Kamal Marchant||Muhammad Rashid||Imran||Salman||1300 hrs|
|Karachi Dolphins-Larkana Bulls||National Stadium Karachi||Zameer Haider-Javed Ashraf||Ilyas Khan||Saqib Khan||Irfan Dilshad||Imran||Salman||1700 hrs|
|Karachi Zebras-Multan Tigers||National Stadium Karachi||Qaisar Waheed-Nasar Khan||Nadeem Arshad||Tahir Hussain||Abid Naqvi||Imran||Salman||2130 hrs|
|18-Sep||Quetta Bears-Larkana Bulls||National Stadium Karachi||Tahir Hussain-Nadeem Iqbal||Jamshed Hussain||Zameer Haider||Jamil Kamran||Ahsan||Wasim||1200 hrs|
|Karachi Zebras-FATA||National Stadium Karachi||Saqib Khan-Aslam Bareach||Nadeem Arshad||Qaisar Waheed||Nasar Khan||Ahsan||Wasim||1600 hrs|
|Sialkot Stallions-Hyderabad Hawks||National Stadium Karachi||Muhammad Asif-Abid Naqvi||Zaigham Burki||Naushad Khan||Javed Ashraf||Ahsan||Wasim||2000 hrs|
|19-Sep||Sialkot Stallions-Larkana Bulls||National Stadium Karachi||Zameer Haider-Irfan Dilshad||Ishtiaq Ahmed||Muhammad Asif||Naushad Khan||Imran||Siddiqui||1000 hrs|
|Multan Tigers-FATA Cheetas||National Stadium Karachi||Javed Ashraf-Qaisar Waheed||Saadat Ali||Saqib Khan||Nadeem Iqbal||Imran||Siddiqui||1600 hrs|
|Karachi Dolphins-Quetta Bears||National Stadium Karachi||Tahir Hussain-Majid Hussain||Nadeem Arshad||Muhammad Sajid||Nasar Khan||Imran||Siddiqui||2000 hrs|
|20-Sep||Sialkot Stallions-Quetta Bears||National Stadium Karachi||Muhammad Asif-Hakeem Shah||Saadat Ali||Zameer Haider||Nadeem Iqbal||Salman||Ahsan||1200 hrs|
|Karachi Dolphins-Hyderabad Hawks||National Stadium Karachi||Saqib Khan-Ijaz Ahmed||Muhammad Javed||Qaisar Waheed||Majid Hussain||Salman||Ahsan||1600 hrs|
|Rawalpindi Rams-Karachi Zebras||National Stadium Karachi||Kamal Marchant-Muhammad Sajid||Ishtiaq Ahmed||Tahir Hussain||Mir Dad||Salman||Ahsan||2000 hrs|
|21-Sep||Hyderabad Hawks-Larkana Bulls||National Stadium Karachi||Zameer Haider-Aftab Gillani||Muhammad Javed||Nadeem Iqbal||Majid Hussain||Imran||Tariq||1200 hrs|
|Rawalpindi Rams-Multan Tigers||National Stadium Karachi||Tahir Hussain-Mir Dad||Anwar Khan||Muhammad Sajid||Javed Ashraf||Imran||Tariq||1600 hrs|
|Karachi Dolphins-Sialkot Stallions||National Stadium Karachi||Qaisar Waheed-Saqib Khan||Ishtiaq Ahmed||Muhammad Asif||Ijaz Ahmed||Imran||Tariq||2000 hrs|
|22-Sep||Islamabad Leopards-AJK Jaguars||National Stadium Karachi||Ahsan Raza-Shozab Raza||Azizur Rehman||Riazuddin||Hakeem Shah||Ahsan||Wasim||0900 hrs|
|Abbottabad Falcons-Bahawalpur Stags||National Stadium Karachi||Nadeem Iqbal-Asif Yaqoob||Ilyas Khan||Saqib Khan||Ijaz Ahmed||Ahsan||Wasim||1300 hrs|
|Lahore Lions-D. M. Jamali Ibexes||National Stadium Karachi||K.Mahmood Sr.-Muhammad Sajid||Anwar Khan||Tahir Hussain||Javed Ashraf||Ahsan||Wasim||1700 hrs|
|Lahore Eagles-Peshawar Panthers||National Stadium Karachi||Riazuddin-Aftab Gillani||Iqbal Sheikh||Zameer Haider||Mir Dad||Ahsan||Salman||2100 hrs|
|23-Sep||Bahawalpur Stags-D.M. Jamali Ibexes||National Stadium Karachi||Shozab Raza-Muhammad Asif||Azizur Rehman||K.Mahmood Sr.||Muhammad Sajid||Imran||Tariq||1200 hrs|
|Faisalabad Wolves-AJK Jaguars||National Stadium Karachi||Ahsan Raza-Kamal Marchant||Iqbal Sheikh||Aftab Gillani||Qaisar Waheed||Imran||Tariq||1600 hrs|
|Islamabad Leopards-Peshawar Panthers||National Stadium Karachi||Riazuddin-Tahir Hussain||Shahid Butt||Asif Yaqoob||Hakeem Shah||Imran||Salman||2000 hrs|
|24-Sep||Peshawar Panthers-AJK Jaguars||National Stadium Karachi||Ahmed Shahab-Kamal Marchant||Khalid Niazi||Ahsan Raza||Muhammad Sajid||Salman||Ahsan||1200 hrs|
|Abbottabad Falcons-D.M. Jamali Ibexes||National Stadium Karachi||Asif Yaqoob-Muhammad Rashid||Shahid Butt||Shozab Raza||Saqib Khan||Salman||Ahsan||1600 hrs|
|Lahore Eagles-Faisalabad Wolves||National Stadium Karachi||Riazuddin-K.Mahmood Sr.||Azizur Rehman||Kamal Marchant||Aftab Gillani||Salman||Ahsan||2000 hrs|
|25-Sep||Lahore Lions-Bahawalpur Stags||National Stadium Karachi||Kamal Marchant-Asif Yaqoob||Musaddaq Rasool||Ahmed Shahab||Muhammad Asif||Imran||Wasim||1200 hrs|
|Faisalabad Wolves-Peshawar Panthers||National Stadium Karachi||Ahsan Raza-Ahmed Shahab||Khalid Niazi||Shozab Raza||Aftab Gillani||Imran||Wasim||1600 hrs|
|Lahore Eagles-Islamabad Leopards||National Stadium Karachi||Riazuddin-K.Mahmood Sr.||Muhammad Anis||Aftab Gillani||Asif Yaqoob||Imran||Salman||2000 hrs|
|26 Sep||Lahore Lions-Abbottabad Falcons||National Stadium Karachi||Riazuddin-Asif Yaqoob||Muhammad Anis||Ahmed Shahab||K. Mahmood Sr.||Siddiqui||Tariq||1000 hrs|
|Lahore Eagles-AJK Jaguars||National Stadium Karachi||Shozab Raza-K.Mahmood Sr.||Musaddaq Rasool||Riazuddin||Aftab Gillani||Siddiqui||Tariq||1600 hrs|
|Faisalabad Wolves-Islamabad Leopards||National Stadium Karachi||Ahsan Raza-Ahmed Shahab||Khalid Niazi||Shozab Raza||Kamal Marchant||Siddiqui||Tariq||2000 hrs|
|Semi Finals & Final|
|27 Sep||Winner of Group(A)-Winner of Group (C )||National Stadium Karachi||Riazuddin-Ahsan Raza||Muhammad Anis||K.Mahmood Sr.||Ahmed Shahab||Ahsan||Imran||1600 hrs|
|Winner of Group(B)-Winner of Group (D)||National Stadium Karachi||Shozab Raza-Ahmed Shahab||Musaddaq Rasool||Ahsan Raza||Tahir Rasheed||Salman||Ahsan||2000 hrs|
|28-Sep||FINAL||National Stadium Karachi||Ahsan Raza-Shozab Raza||Anwar Khan||Ahmed Shahab||K. Mahmood Sr.||Imran||Salman||1900 hrs|
Note: Due to Jumma-tul-Mubarak, the first match on 19th and 26th September 2014 will be played from 1000 hrs to 1310 hrs.
Match Timings details
|Timings for 17 & 22 Sep||Timings for 19 & 26 Sep (Fridays)||Timings for Remaining Matches|
|1st Match||0900 - 1025||1000 - 1125||1200 - 1325||First Session|
|1025 - 1045||1125 - 1145||1325 - 1345||Interval|
|1045 - 1210||1145 - 1310||1345 - 1510||Second Session|
|2nd Match||1300 - 1425||1600 - 1725||1600 - 1725||First Session|
|1425 - 1445||1725 - 1745||1725 - 1745||Interval|
|1445 - 1610||1745 - 1910||1745 - 1910||Second Session|
|3rd Match||1700 - 1825||2000 - 2125||2000 - 2125||First Session|
|1825 - 1845||2125 - 2145||2125 - 2145||Interval|
|1845 - 2010||2145 - 2310||2145 - 2310||Second Session|
|4th Match||2100 - 2225||First Session|
|2225 - 2245||Interval|
|2245 - 0010||Second Session|