KARACHI: After much deliberation, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally confirmed that the Faysal Bank National Twenty20 Cup will take place from December 1 to December 9 at three different venues in Lahore – a move instigated by Misbahul Haq and Mohammad Hafeez’s request of increasing the number of matches played per team.
The event comprises 14 teams – after the latest addition of Bahawalpur Stags – divided into two groups and a total of 45 matches to be played across the LCCA Ground, Bagh-e-Jinnah and the Gaddafi Stadium with matches being played at the PCB’s headquarters being telecast live by PTV Sports. Each team will play six round matches following which the top two from each group move into the semi-finals. Tournament winners are set to receive Rs2m while the runners-up will end up pocketing Rs1m.
Since the launch of the national twenty20 event, even a single loss in the round matches would result in the team’s ouster from the event, often robbing players the chance to show their mettle.
courtesy: the express tribune