The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has today disseminated the events calendar for the 2020-21 domestic events.
The board has planned first XI matches of the National T20 Cup and Pakistan Cup One-Day Tournament, and National U19 One-Day Tournament. They have done keeping in view to provide opportunities to budding talents.
This is to ensure a minimum of 10 league matches for each of the sides in the three white-ball face-offs. The season will start off with the National T20 Cup 1st XI between September 30 to October 18.
The matches take place in Multan and Rawalpindi. Lahore will play host to the 2nd XI matches from October 1 to October 8.
The venues and dates for National U19 tournaments have also been decided. Lahore, Muridke, and Sheikhupura will be hosting the matches from 13 October to 29 November.
The Quaid-e-Azam Trophy will take place in Karachi due to the travel restrictions for players and staff to fight COVID-19. Pakistan Cup 1st XI matches will take place from 8-31 January while 2nd XI from 16-24 December.
The remaining four matches of HBL PSL 2020 which was postponed owing to the influence of the pandemic will witness its conclusion. All the matches will be held in Lahore on the dates 14, 15, and 17 November.
Schedule of domestic international matches, HBL PSL 2021 as well as women’s, U13, and U16 boy’s events are still under the process of consideration.
Speaking on the newly remodelled calender the High-Performance director was quoted as saying in the press release, “The increase in the number of matches will not only provide a fair and equal opportunity to all the talented players, it will increase their earnings – something that we have been very mindful and careful about since the revamp of the domestic structure.”
He further added, “In the uncertain Covid-19 situation, I am pleased that we have been able to put together a complete domestic cricket schedule, which is challenging but will contribute significantly in getting the best out of all the players that, in turn, will uplift the quality and standard of our home cricket.”