Three-team Women’s T20 Tournament kicks off January 9

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PCB Dynamites, PCB Challengers, and PCB Blasters to contest in Women’s T20 Tournament, starting from January 9 at National Stadium Karachi (NSK).

The three teams’ T20 tournament will pave the way for players to get prepared for the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, penciled in from February 21 to March 8.

An eight-day tournament will last on January 16 when the final of the event will be played under floodlights. It will also be streamed on PCB’s official youtube channel.

The winning team will get the cash prize of PKR 500,000 and runners-up will receive PKR 250,000. A prize amount of PKR 25,000 has been set up for player-of-the-tournament while player-of-the-match will purse PKR 10,000 each.

According to the chief selector of women’s team Urooj Mumtaz, the tournament is preparatory for all the players. “The upcoming T20 tournament provides a great opportunity for the players to prepare for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. This is also an opportunity for all the participating players to leave a mark and put forward their case for the selection,” she said.

Squads

PCB Blasters: Rameen Shamim (c), Aliya Riaz, Anum Amin, Ayesha Nasim, Hurraini Sajjad, Javeria Khan, Javeria Rauf, Maham Tariq, Natalia Pervaiz, Neha Sharmin Nadeem, Noreen Yaqoob, Sadaf Shams, Sidra Nawaz, and Tuba Hassan

Team officials – Waqar Orakzai (coach), Shakir Qayyum (assistant coach), Malaka Mansoor (manager) and Riffat Asghar Gill (Physiotherapist)

PCB Challengers: Bismah Maroof (c), Aiman Anwar, Aroob Shah, Ayesha Zafar, Fatima Sana, Hafsa Khalid, Muneeba Ali, Najiha Alvi, Nida Dar, Saba Nazir, Sadia Iqbal, Waheeda Akhtar, Hafsa Amjad, and Khadija Chishti

Team officials – Amir Iqbal (coach), Shahid Mehmood (assistant coach), Aisha Jalil (manager) and Saima Malik (physiotherapist)

PCB Dynamites: Nahida Khan (c), Diana Baig, Fareeha Mehmood, Ghulam Fatima, Irum Javed, Kainat Hafeez, Kainat Imtiaz, Lubna Behram, Masooma Jaffri, Nashra Sandhu, Omaima Sohail, Sana Mir, Sidra Amin, and Umme Hani

Team officials – Kamran Hussain (coach), Ali Niazi (assistant coach), Rabail Khalid (manager) and Sajida Fajar (physiotherapist)

Complete schedules

Thursday, 9 Jan: PCB Blasters v PCB Dynamites, 12 pm – Match referee: Ahmer Saeed, On-field umpires: Khalid Mahmood Snr and Nazir Butt

Friday, 10 Jan: PCB Blasters v PCB Challengers, 12 pm – Match referee: Ali Gohar, On-field umpires: Imtiaz Iqbal and Saleema Imtiaz

Saturday, 11 Jan: PCB Dynamites v PCB Challengers, 12 pm – Match referee: Athar Liaq, On-field umpires: Alay Haider and Abdul Qayyum

Sunday, 12 Jan: PCB Dynamites v PCB Blasters, 12 pm – Match referee: Amiruddin Ansari, On-field umpires: Shamim Ansari and Shakeel Ahmed

Monday, 13 Jan: PCB Challengers v PCB Blasters, 12 pm – Match referee: Aleem Moosa, On-field umpires: Tahir Rasheed and Azizur Rehman

Tuesday, 14 Jan: PCB Challengers v PCB Dynamites, 12 pm – Match referee: Mohammad Javed, On-field umpires: Imran Jawed and Nuzhat Sultana

Thursday, 16 Jan: FINAL, 7 pm – Match referee: Iftikhar Ahmed, On-field umpires: Khalid Mahmood Snr and Imtiaz Iqbal

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