PCB Announces Star-Studded Commentary Panel for National T20 Cup

A star-studded commentary panel, including leading international commentators in Bazid Khan, Ramiz Raja and Wasim Akram, will call the 33-match National T20 Cup that will begin with the opening match between defending champions Northern and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday afternoon at the Multan Cricket Stadium.

Broadcast coverage will start at 2.45 pm, with the first ball to be bowled at 3 pm. The second match of the day will get underway at 7.30 pm.

The PCB as part of its commitment to its cricket fans and followers will produce live pictures in High Definition, which will be relayed in TV lounges by PTV Sports.


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As part of improving its coverage and promotion of domestic cricket, the PCB will produce the tournament through 14 High Definition cameras, including eight manned and six unmanned cameras, while enhanced international standard graphics will further improve the viewers’ experiences and bring them closer to live action. Last year, the season was covered with 12 cameras.

Besides the famed trio of Bazid, Ramiz and Wasim, Pakistan men’s national Test team captain, Azhar Ali, will also be a part of the commentary panel following a successful stint as an expert and analyst during the Pakistan Super League 2020.

Former Pakistan women’s national team captain and one of the most celebrated and globally recognized women cricketer, Sana Mir, will also be a member of the distinguished panel. She will be accompanied in the commentators’ box by fellow women cricketer, Marina Iqbal.

Renowned TV presenter Zainab Abbas will present for eight days, while Sawera Pasha will host the pre and post-match shows.

Tariq Saeed will lead the panel of Urdu commentators as the PCB has fulfilled its fans’ demand and expectations to provide insight in the local language through specialist commentators.

Another renowned, commentator and presenter, Sikander Bakht, and first-class cricketer Shehzar Mohammad will also be part of the commentary team.


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Ramiz will be part of the panel on the opening two days and would then return for the semi-finals and final that will be staged in Rawalpindi, while Wasim will be available for the weekend games in Rawalpindi on 9, 10 and 11 October. Bazid will be available for the entire Multan-leg.