National T20 from Nov 7 to 23
The National T20 Cup 2017-18 will be held from November 7 this year. All matches will be played across two venues; Multan Cricket Ground and Iqbal Stadium.
The introduction of the Pakistan Super League implies the months of February and March are now totally booked and with the main Pakistani players wanting to participate in T20 leagues around the world, it is becoming even tougher for the board.
However, the PCB has made it mandatory for their contracted players to feature in the National T20 In order to receive NOCs to play in the South African Global League T20 and the Bangladesh Premier League which takes place in November-December.
Originally, the National T20 Cup was scheduled to be played during the months of August and September. However, the PCB planned the Independence Cup competition between hosts Pakistan and the World XI at Lahore in a bid to bring international cricket back to Pakistan and that prevented them from hosting the National T20 Cup during those days.
Interestingly, defending champions Karachi Blues might not feature in this year’s National T20 Cup after the PCB decided not to invite them to play in the tournament. There was no place for Sialkot either which looked like a strange call from the PCB.
The teams participating in this year’s National T20 Cup are: Karachi Whites, Lahore Whites, Lahore Blues, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, FATA and Faisalabad. The National T20 Cup fixtures for 2017-18 is updated below.
National T20 Cup 2017 Squads
LAHORE WHITES: Salman Butt (captain), Aamer Yamin, Amad Butt, Asif Ali, Asif Zakir, Azhar Ali, Bilal Asif, Ehsan Adil, Hassan Khan, Kamran Akmal, M Irfan (FATA), Raza Ali Dar, Sami Aslam, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz
LAHORE BLUES: M Hafeez (captain), Abid Ali, Adnan Akmal, Agha Salman, Ahmed Shehzad, Atif Jabbar, Babar Azam, Ghulam Muddasar, Hussain Talat, Imam-ul-Haq, Junaid Khan, Khalid Usman, M Aamer, Saad Nasim, Tayyab Tahir
ISLAMABAD: Imad Wasim (captain), Adil Amin, Ali Sarfraz, Arsal Sheikh, Faizan Riaz,Hassan Ali, Nauman Anwar, Rahat Ali, Rohail Nazir, Sarmad Bhatti, Shan Masood, Shehzad Azam, Shoaib Malik, Umar Gul, Zohaib Ahmed
KARACHI WHITES: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Akbar-ur-Rehman, Anwar Ali,Asad Shafiq, Azam Hussain, Danish Aziz, Haris Sohail, Ibrar Ahmed, Jahid Ali, Khurram Manzoor, Mir Hamza, Rumman Raees, Shahid Yousaf, Tabish Khan, Zulfiqar Babar
RAWALPINDI: Umar Amin (captain), Adnan Ghaus, Ahsan Ali, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Ahmed, M Abbas, M Asghar, M Irfan Jr, M Nawaz, Nasir Nawaz, Rameez Aziz, Shadab Khan,Sohail Tanvir, Umair Masood, Zain Abbas
PESHAWAR: M Rizwan (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan Jr, Imran Khan Sr, Israrullah, Kashif Bhatti, M Imran, Musaddiq Ahmed, Naved Yasin, Riffatullah, Saif Badar, Sohail Khan, Usman Qadir, Waqas Maqsood, Zohaib Khan
FAISALABAD: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Ali Shan, Ali Waqas, Asad Raza, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Imran Butt, Imran Khalid, Khurram Shehzad, M Sami,Saeed Ajmal, Sahibzada Farhan, Sohaib Maqsood, Taj Wali, Yasir Shah
FATA: Usman Shinwari (captain), Asif Afridi, Awais Zia, Awais Zia, Bilawal Bhatti, Hammad Azam, Irfan Rasheed, Khushdil Shah, M Naeem, Mukhtar Ahmed, Mukhtar Ahmed, Nabi Gul, Naved Malik, Naved Malik,Rehan Afridi, Sameen Gul, Shaheen Shah, Usama Mir
National T20 Cup 2017 Schedule
|7 November 2017 (D/N)||Lahore Whites vs Lahore Blues||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|Peshawar vs FATA||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|Karachi Whites vs Lahore Blues||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|Faisalabad vs Peshawar||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|Islamabad vs Rawalpindi||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|Rawalpindi vs Peshawar||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|Faisalabad vs FATA||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|Lahore Whites vs Karachi Whites||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|Lahore Whites vs FATA||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|Karachi Whites vs Islamabad||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|Lahore Blues vs Peshawar||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|Islamabad vs Lahore Whites||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|Lahore Blues vs Faisalabad||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|Rawalpindi vs FATA||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|Karachi Whites vs Rawalpindi||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|Islamabad vs Peshawar||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|Lahore Blues vs Rawalpindi||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|Lahore Whites vs Faisalabad||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|Islamabad vs FATA||Iqbal Stadium|
|Karachi Whites vs Faisalabad||Iqbal Stadium|
|Lahore Whites vs Peshawar||Iqbal Stadium|
|Lahore Blues vs FATA||Iqbal Stadium|
|Lahore Whites vs Rawalpindi||Iqbal Stadium|
|Islamabad vs Faisalabad||Iqbal Stadium|
|Karachi Whites vs FATA||Iqbal Stadium|
|Rawalpindi vs Faisalabad||Iqbal Stadium|
|Karachi Whites vs Peshawar||Iqbal Stadium|
|Lahore Blues vs Islamabad||Iqbal Stadium|
|Semi Final 1||Iqbal Stadium|
|Semi Final 2||Iqbal Stadium|
|23 November 2017 (D/N)||Final||Iqbal Stadium|