The 2021-22 season of Pakistan’s domestic cricket is kicking off with the National T20 Cup, scheduled to start from 23 September in Rawalpindi. The tournament will be held in two phases.
The first phase of the tournament will be played from 23 September to 3 October in Rawalpindi, and the second phase will be held in Lahore from 6-13 October.
The tournament was initially scheduled to commence on September 25 in Multan. However, following New Zealand’s unilateral decision to call off their tour of Pakistan, PCB decided to hold the tournament earlier on September 23 in Rawalpindi.
The National T20 Cup will feature Pakistan’s top international stars, including Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, and Hasan Ali. The tournament will provide the opportunity for Pakistan’s T20 World Cup squad to experience competitive match practice to get ready for the mega event.
The first match of the tournament will be played between Imam-ul-Haq-led Balochistan and Shadab Khan-led Northern. The tournament will feature doubleheaders on each day of the competition, with the first match scheduled to begin at 3:00 pm and the second match at 7:30 pm Pakistan Standard time.
The final of the tournament will be held on October 13 at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
Here is the full schedule:
|23 September||Balochistan vs Northern||3:00 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|23 September||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Central Punjab||7:30 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|24 September||Sindh vs Southern Punjab||3:00pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|24 September||Balochistan vs Central Punjab||7:30 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|25 September||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Southern Punjab||3:00 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|25 September||Sindh vs Northern||7:30 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|26 September||Balochistan vs Southern Punjab||3:00 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|26 September||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Central Punjab||7:30 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|29 September||Sindh vs Balochistan||3:00 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|29 September||Northern vs Southern Punjab||7:30 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|30 September||Northern vs Central Punjab||3:00 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|30 September||Sindh vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa||7:30 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|1 October||Balochistan vs Southern Punjab||3:00 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|1 October||Northern vs Sindh||7:30 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|2 October||Balochistan vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa||3:00 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|2 October||Sindh vs Central Punjab||7:30 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|3 October||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Northern||3:00 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|3 October||Central Punjab vs Southern Punjab||7:30 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|6 October||Central Punjab vs Sindh||3:00 pm||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|6 October||Balochistan vs Northern||7:30 pm||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|7 October||Central Punjab vs Southern Punjab||3:00 pm||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|7 October||Balochistan vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa||7:30 pm||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|8 October||Northern vs Central Punjab||3:00 pm||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|8 October||Southern Punjab vs Sindh||7:30 pm||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|9 October||Sindh vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa||3:00 pm||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|9 October||Northern vs Southern Punjab||7:30 pm||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|10 October||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Southern Punjab||3:00 pm||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|10 October||Balochistan vs Central Punjab||7:30 pm||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|11 October||Sindh vs Balochistan||3:00 pm||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|11 October||Northern vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa||7:30 pm||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|12 October||Semi-final 1 (1 vs 4)||3:00 pm||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|12 October||Semi-final 2 (2 vs 3)||7:30 pm||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|13 October||Final||7:30 pm||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|