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Umar Akmal to represent CP 2nd XI in Cricket Associations T20 Cup

Umar Akmal returns to cricket

Pakistan’s domestic cricket season to begin from September 15 with the commencement of the Cricket Associations T20 Cup (2nd XI teams). 2nd XI sides of all 6 Cricket Associations will compete in a single league tournament at Bugti Stadium, Quetta.

Right-handed batsman Umar Akmal to represent Central Punjab 2nd XI side in the tournament. This would be his return to competitive cricket since his ban during PSL 2020. Umar last played a game was the Final of the country’s premier First class tournament Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. He scored 218 in the game and won the Man of the Match award.

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Central Punjab are the defending champions of the tournament and they would be lead by the newly inducted Saif Badar. Senior player Zohaib Khan who led Peshawar to 2 T20 titles would lead the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Emerging Wicket-Keeper batsman Umair Masood would lead the Northern, Umar Siddique will lead the Southern Punjab side. Left-arm spinner Faraz Ali would be captain of Sindh and Jalat Khan will be captaining the Balochistan team.

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The tournament will start on September 15 with double-headers each day and a single game on the last day of the league. The team topping the points table at the end of the round will be considered as the winner.

DateDayMatchVenue
15 Sept 2021WednesdayBalochistan v Khyber PakhtunkhwaBugti Stadium, Quetta
15 Sept 2021WednesdayCentral Punjab v SindhBugti Stadium, Quetta
16 Sept 2021Thursday Northern v Southern PunjabBugti Stadium, Quetta
16 Sept 2021ThursdayBalochistan v SindhBugti Stadium, Quetta
17 Sept 2021FridayKhyber Pakhtunkhwa v Southern PunjabBugti Stadium, Quetta
17 Sept 2021FridayBalochistan v Central PunjabBugti Stadium, Quetta
18 Sept 2021SaturdayKhyber Pakhtunkhwa v SindhBugti Stadium, Quetta
18 Sept 2021SaturdayCentral Punjab v Southern PunjabBugti Stadium, Quetta
19 Sept 2021SundayNorthern v SindhBugti Stadium, Quetta
19 Sept 2021SundayKhyber Pakhtunkhwa v Central PunjabBugti Stadium, Quetta
20 Sept 2021MondayBalochistan v NorthernBugti Stadium, Quetta
20 Sept 2021MondaySindh v Southern PunjabBugti Stadium, Quetta
21 Sept 2021TuesdayNorthern v Khyber PakhtunkhwaBugti Stadium, Quetta
21 Sept 2021TuesdayBalochistan v Southern PunjabBugti Stadium, Quetta
22 Sept 2021Wednesday Northern v Central PunjabBugti Stadium, Quetta

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