Pakistan U-19 T20 Tournament will commence on the 13th of August. The tournament aims to develop new talent in the country and it will help them grow and flourish in the right direction. While the tournament is a major affair for the youngsters of Pakistan, it is sketched out to be held on 10 days.
84 players, young and international will be a part of this affair and will be divided between 6 teams. After each team has completed their table rounds, semifinals and finals will be conducted. All this will take place from the 13th to the 22nd of August as well. The tournament will have a major influence on the selectors for the U19 T20 World Cup that will be held next year in South Africa.
The winning team will be rewarded with silverware and a cash prize of PKR 400000 and the runner-ups will be rewarded a total of PKR 200000. Other than this, individual players will be felicitated for their rewards with a cash prize of PKR 10000. The Player of the tournament will be given PKR 20000. Best player, best batter, best bowler and best wicketkeeper will be shortlisted and they will be awarded kit bags too.
A total of 14 players will be a part of every squad. 15 players have been reserved in a pool too. Players born after 2003 are eligible for the tournament. Players are wisely selected from across the country to suit every team’s requirement.
Pakistan’s U-19 T20 Tournament Squads:
Balochistan U19 – Humaira Ghulam Hussain (Captain), Alisha Aslam, Aman Fatima, Amina Javed, Azra Habibullah, Dura-E-Nayab, Fakhra Abdullah, Fiza Noor, Kalsoom Kakar, Madhur Moolani, Misha Kareem, Ruqia Nazar, Shakira Ahmed and Shamim Amirullah
Coaching staff – Aqil Khan (coach) and Rizwan Qureshi (assistant coach)
Central Punjab U19 – Shawal Zulfiqar (Captain), Areesha Noor, Eyman Fatima, Farah Imran, Haleema Azeem Dar, Haleema Dua, Jaweria Ali, Komal Khan, Laiba Nasir, Noor Fatima, Quratulain Ahsen, Rida Aslam, Warda Yousaf and Zamina Tahir Chugtai
Coaching staff – Mohsin Kamal (head coach) and Shahid Mehmood (assistant coach)
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 – Zaibunisa Niaz (Captain), Aleesha Khan, Aliza Khan, Bakhtawar Arifullah, Gule Nayab, Hansa Zair Gul, Humaira Husain, Jalwa Anwar, Javeria Qamar, Mahnoor Aftab, Malaika Afridi, Sumbal Liaquat, Tayyaba Imdad and Tehzeeb Shah
Coaching staff – Hajra Sarwar (Coach/Manager), Rehmat Gul (coach) and Riaz Kail (assistant coach)
Northern U19 – Maham Anees (Captain), Fatima Sardar, Hadia Mushtaq, Kainat Riasat, Laiba Mubashar, Maheen Irfan, Malaika Noor, Mariyam Shehzadi, Muskan Abid, Noor Fatima, Rida Ashfaq, Sarah Jan Peter, Syeda Hania Zehra and Tahira Malik
Coaching staff – Wasim Yousafi (head coach) and Intikhab Alam (assistant coach)
Sindh U19 – Aroob Shah (Captain), Abeera Kaleem, Aliza Sabir, Anosha Nasir, Dina Razvi, Eman Adeel, Farhia Fahim, Haniah Ahmer, Kainat Eman Shah, Khizra Rani, Sara Fatima, Taskeen Fatima, Tooba Khan and Wasfa Hussain
Coaching staff – Tahir Mehmood (head coach) and Nazim Khan (assistant coach)
Southern Punjab U19 – Aqsa Hafeez (Captain), Anam Bibi, Aqsa Yousaf, Eman Fatima, Javeria Asharaf, Javeria Siddique, Laila Manzoor, Muqadas Bukhari, Rimsha Shehzadi, Sahar Fatima, Sana Khan, Sania Mazhar, Shameer Rajpoot and Uzma Iqbal
Coaching staff – Kamran Hussain (head coach) and Shakir Qayyum (assistant coach)
Reserve players – Areesh Yasin, Ayesha Shahzad, Bushra Bibi, Fatima Ghafoor, Fatima Nadeem, Hasnat Ibrahim, Jennifer Chaudhary, Kiran Akram, Malaika Shahzadi, Memoona Mazhar, Misbah Zaheer, Ramama Nazir, Rida Sajid, Simra Mehboob and Tooba Zafar
Tournament schedule (all matches will take place at Lahore Country Club, Muridke):
13 Aug – Central Punjab v Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; Northern v Sindh; Balochistan v Southern Punjab
14 Aug – Balochistan v Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; Central Punjab v Northern; Southern Punjab v Sindh
16 Aug – Southern Punjab v Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; Central Punjab v Sindh; Balochistan v Northern
17 Aug – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa v Northern; Central Punjab v Southern Punjab; Balochistan v Sindh
19 Aug – Sindh v Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; Balochistan v Central Punjab; Southern Punjab v Northern
20 Aug – Semi-finals
22 Aug – Final