Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have announced the six Cricket Association squads for the 2020-21 domestic cricket season, which will start on 30 September with the National T20 Cup.
The squads were finalized by the six Cricket Association coaches who took performances into consideration of the last two seasons, retained maximum players from the 2019-20 season without reshuffling the squads too much. They also provided opportunities to the centrally and emerging contracted players to represent their Cricket Associations.
The selectors have retained 158 players who were offered 2019-20 domestic contracts and have included 34 new players, including some who represented Pakistan in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020.
“Each Cricket Association squad will comprise 45 players, 32 players with domestic contracts, supported by 13 additional players – and the PCB centrally and emerging contracted cricketers, belonging to their respective regions,” PCB said in a press release.
“The coaches will finalize the playing lineups for the events proper (National T20 Cup, Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and Pakistan Cup One-day Tournament) in due course following discussions with captains and vice-captains, who will also be confirmed at that stage,” it added.
Players with the seasonal contracts will be eligible to receive match fees, daily allowances, and other related benefits.
The squads are finalized with the vision of nurturing up and coming cricketers. In this relation, 11 teenagers who participated in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup earlier this year, have also been selected.
The Cricket Association squads for the upcoming domestic season are:
Balochistan Cricket Association
Abdul Rehman Muzammil, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Adnan Akmal, Akbar-ur-Rehman, Akhtar Shah, Akif Javed, Amad Butt, Awais Zia, Azeem Ghumman, Bismillah Khan, Gohar Faiz, Gulraiz Sadaf, Hayat Ullah, Hidayatullah, Imran Butt, Imran Farhat, Jalat Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Khurram Shehzad, Mohammad Junaid, Mohammad Talha, Najeebullah Achakzai, Rameez Raja jnr, Sami Aslam, Shehbaz Khan, Shehzad Tareen, Taimur Ali, Taimur Khan, Taj Wali, Umaid Asif, Umar Gul and Usama Mir.
Additional players: Abdul Nasir, Ali Rafiq, Ali Waqas, Ayyaz Tassawar, Atif Jabbar, Azeem Dar, Azizullah, Dawood Khan, Israr Ahmed, Mohammad Ibrahim, Nazar Hussain, Salahuddin and Zainullah.
Centrally contracted players: Imam-ul-Haq, Haris Sohail and Yasir Shah.
Coaches – First XI: Faisal Iqbal (coach), Wasim Haider (assistant coach). Second XI: Habib Baloch (coach), Shoaib Khan (assistant coach). U19: Hussain Khosa (coach), Mazhar Dinari (assistant coach)
Central Punjab Cricket Association
Abdullah Shafiq, Ahmed Bashir, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Ahmed Shahzad (subject to fitness), Aitzaz Habib Khan, Ali Zaryab, Anas Mehmood, Bilal Asif, Bilawal Iqbal, Ehsan Adil, Fahad Usman, Faheem Ashraf,Farhan Khan, Hasan Ali, Irfan Khan Niazi, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Imran Dogar, Mohammad Saad, Muhammad Akhlaq, Nisar Ahmed, Qasim Akram, Rizwan Hussain, Saad Nasim, Salman Butt, Shahid Nawaz, Suleman Shafqat, Usman Qadir, Usman Salahuddin, Waqas Maqsood, Zafar Gohar and Zohaib Amanat.
Additional players: Ali Shan, Asfand Mehran, Atiq-ur-Rehman, Fahad Munir, Hammad Butt, Haseeb-urRehman, Junaid Ali, Kamran Afzal, Mohammad Faiq, Noman Anwar, Raza Ali Dar, Sohaib Ullah and Zubair Khan.
Centrally contracted players: Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam and Naseem Shah.
Coaches – First XI: Shahid Anwar (coach), Samiullah Niazi (assistant coach). Second XI: Akram Raza (coach), Humayun Farhat (assistant coach). U19: Tanvir Shaukat (coach), Irfan Fazil (assistant coach)
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cricket Association
Adil Amin, Ahmed Jamal, Arshad Iqbal, Asad Afridi, Ashfaq Ahmad, Asif Afridi, Imran Khan snr, Irfanullah Shah, Israrullah, Junaid Khan, Kamran Ghulam, Khalid Usman, Mehran Ibrahim, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir Khan, Mohammad Asad, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Irfan Khan, Mohammad Mohsin, Mohammad Mohsin Khan, Mohammad Naeem snr, Mohammad Sarwar Afridi, Mohammad Wasim jnr, Musadiq Ahmad, Nabi Gul, Rehan Afridi, Sahibzada Farhan, Sajid Khan, Sameen Gul, Samiullah jnr, Saqib Jamil and Zohaib Khan.
Additional players: Gohar Ali, Haris Khan, Mohammad Arif Shah, Maaz Sadaqat, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Khayyam, Nasir Faraz, Salman Khan jnr, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz and Waqar Ahmad.
Centrally contracted players: Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Usman Khan Shinwari, Iftikhar Ahmed and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Coaches – First XI – Abdul Razzaq (coach), Aftab Khan (assistant coach). Second XI – RafatullahMohmand (coach), Aslam Qureshi (assistant coach). U19 – Saqib Faqir (coach), Mohammad Sadiq (assistant coach)
Northern Cricket Association
Ali Imran, Ali Sarfaraz, Asif Ali, Athar Mehmood, Faizan Riaz, Hammad Azam, Jamal Anwar, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Ismail Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Munir Riaz, Musa Khan, Nasir Nawaz, Nauman Ali, Naved Malik, Nihal Mansoor, Raza Hasan, Rohail Nazir, Salman Irshad, Sarmad Bhatti, Shadab Majeed, Shiraz Khan, Shoaib Ahmed Minhas, Sohail Tanvir, Sohail Akhtar, Umair Masood, Umar Amin, Umar Waheed, Waqas Ahmed, Zaid Alam, Zeeshan Malik and Ziad Khan.
Additional players: Aamer Jamal, Amad Butt, Babar Khaliq, Farhan Shafiq, Kashif Iqbal, Mohammad Aamer Shah, Mohammad Huraira, Raja Farhan, Raja Farzan Khan, Sadaf Hussain, Sohail Akhtar, Syed Tauseeq Shah, Taimur Khan and Taimur Sultan.
Centrally contracted players: Haider Ali (emerging contract), Haris Rauf (emerging contract), Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan.
Coaches – First XI – Mohammad Wasim (coach), Mohammad Masroor (assistant coach). Second XI – Fahad Masood (coach), Saeed Anwar Jnr (assistant coach). U19 – Bilal Ahmed (coach), Fahad Akram (assistant coach)
Sindh Cricket Association
Adeel Malik, Ahsan Ali, Ammad Alam, Anwar Ali, Ashiq Ali, Fahad Iqbal, Fawad Alam, Ghulam Muddasar, Hasan Mohsin, Jahid Ali, Khurram Manzoor, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Azam Khan, Mohammad Hasan, Mohammad Suleman, Mohammad Taha, Mohammad Tariq Khan, Mohammad Umar, Omair Bin Yousuf, Rameez Aziz, Rameez Raja jnr, Saad Ali, Saad Khan, Saifullah Bangash, Saud Shakeel, Shahnawaz, Sharjeel Khan, Shehzar Mohammad, Sohail Khan, Tabish Khan and Waleed Ahmed.
Additional players: Aamir Ali, Arish Ali Khan, Asad Raza, Ashir Qureshi, Azizullah, Danish Aziz, Faraz Ali, Hassan Khan, Ibrar Ahmed, Ibtisam Sheikh, Mohammad Makki, Rumman Raees and Syed Mohammad Tahami.
Centrally contracted players: Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Hasnain (emerging contract) and Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Coaches – First XI – Basit Ali (coach), Iqbal Imam (assistant coach). Second XI – Ghulam Ali (coach), Zafar Iqbal (assistant coach). U19 – Tahir Mahmood (coach), Hanif Malik (assistant coach)
Southern Punjab Cricket Association
Aamer Yamin, Ahsan Baig, Ali Shafiq, Ali Usman, Anas Mustafa, Bilawal Bhatti, Dilbar Hussain, Hussain Talat, Imran Rafiq, Khushdil Shah, Maqbool Ahmed, Mohammad Basit, Mohammad Ilyas, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Irfan jnr, Mohammad Rameez jnr, Mohammad Umair, Muhammad Imran, Mukhtar Ahmed, Naved Yasin, Rahat Ali, Saif Badar, Salman Ali Agha, Sohaib Maqsood, Tayyab Tahir, Umar Khan, Umar Siddiq, Waqar Hussain, Zahid Mahmood, Zain Abbas, Zeeshan Ashraf and Zia ul Haq.
Additional players: Ahmar Ashfaq, Hamza Akbar, Haris Bashir, Haris Javed, Mehboob Ahmed, Mohammad Ali Khan, Mohammad Irfan snr, Mohammad Junaid, Mohammad Mohsin, Rameez Alam, Sadaif Mehdi, Salahuddin and Zohaib Afridi.
Centrally contacted players: Mohammad Abbas and Shan Masood.
Coaches – First XI – Abdul Rehman (coach), Aizaz Cheema (assistant coach). Second XI – Sajjad Akbar (coach), Zahoor Elahi (assistant coach). U19 – Kamran Khan (coach), Hafiz Majid Jahangir (assistant coach)