LAHORE: Cricket Associations Championship (three-day event) will start from September 29 in Punjab, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Tuesday.
Sindh will start their title defense against Central Punjab (CP) at the LCCA Ground in the opening round of the tournament. Balochistan will take on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad, while Southern Punjab will face Northern at the Rana Naveed Academy in Sheikhupura.
The Cricket Associations Championship will be played on a double-league basis with each team playing the other twice.
The final round of the tournament will be held from 12 to 14 November. The team accumulating the most points will be declared winners. The points breakdown is give below:
Points system for Cricket Associations Championship
For an outright win after taking the lead in the 1st innings. (9 points)
For an outright win after conceding lead on the 1st innings (Losing team will get no points) (6 points)
For an outright win after a tie in the 1st innings (Losing team will get no points) (6 points)
In case of a drawn match, team getting 1st innings lead (3 points)
For tie where teams have completed two innings (2 points each)
A team leading in 1st innings and 2nd innings tied shall get (5 points)
For a tie in the 1st innings (No outright result or drawn) (2 points each)
Abandoned, Wash out or drawn match with no 1st innings result (1 point each)
Team win with an innings margin (1 bonus point)
Team facing follow-on and saving the match (result drawn) (1 bonus point)
Team facing follow-on and winning the match (2 bonus points)
Balochistan vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Central Punjab vs Sindh – LCCA Ground, Lahore
Southern Punjab vs Northern – Rana Naveed Academy, Sheikhupura