LAHORE: Five prominent cricketers were overlooked as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday announced six Cricket Association teams for the upcoming domestic season in which the first-class event of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy is also included.
Among them are lanky fast bowler Mohammad Irfan, wicket-keeper Adnan Akmal, Bilawal Bhatti, Mohammad Talha and Raza Hasan.
Irfan, Talha and Bilawal had performed well in the last domestic season, which was also considered by chief selector Mohammad Wasim, director national high performance centre Nadeem Khan, PCB general manager domestic cricket Junaid Zia in picking the squads.
“The six Cricket Association squads for the 2021-22 domestic season have been unveiled. Each squad was selected by the head coach, chairperson and chief executive of the respective Cricket Association in the presence of national men’s chief selector Mohammad Wasim, Nadeem Khan, High Performance Director, Junaid Zia, Domestic Cricket General Manager and chief executives of the other Cricket Associations as observers,” read the PCB press release issued on Saturday.
Each Cricket Association squad comprises 40 players – 32 of which will be awarded domestic contracts, to be announced in due course – along with 10 additional players. Every Cricket Association will name 16 players ahead of the First XI and Second XI tournaments, and these players can be transferred between the two teams.
The six squads will gather at the major centres in their jurisdictions for the pre-season camp from Sunday.
BALOCHISTAN: Abdul Hanan, Abdul Nasir, Abdul Rehman Muzammil, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Aftab Ahmed, Akbar-ur-Rehman, Akif Javed, Ali Waqas, Amad Butt, Awais Zia, Ayyaz Tassawar, Azeem Ghumman, Bismillah Khan, Fahad Hussain, Fahad Iqbal, Gohar Faiz, Gulraiz Sadaf, Haris Sohail, Hayatullah, Hidayatullah, Jalat Khan, Junaid Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Khurram Shehzad, Mohammad Ibrahim Sr, Mohammad Idrees, Mohammad Javed, Mohammad Junaid, Mohammad Shahid, Najeebullah Achakzai, Raza-ul-Hasan, Sanaullah, Shehbaz Khan, Shoaib Ahmed, Syed Zainullah, Taimur Ali, Taj Wali, Tariq Jameel, Umaid Asif, Zainullah.
Additional players: Abid Ali Mengal, Aqib Junaid, Bakhtiar Ahmed Shah, Ehsanullah, Nasir Khan, Nazar Hussain, Nizamuddin, Salim Mal, Syed Ahmed Shah, Zubair Khan.
CENTRAL PUNJAB: Abdullah Shafiq, Ahmed Bashir, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Ahmed Shehzad, Ali Shan, Ali Zaryab, Anas Mehmood, Asad Ali Jr, Bilal Asif, Bilawal Iqbal, Ehsan Adil, Gohar Hafeez Butt, Haider Ali, Haseeb-ur-Rehman, Hussain Talat, Junaid Ali, Kamran Afzal, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Faizan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Imran Dogar, Mohammad Irfan Jr, Mohammad Saad, Mohammad Tabraiz, Mohammad Waheed, Mudassar Riaz, Muhammad Akhlaq, Nisar Ahmed, Qasim Akram, Raza Ali Dar, Rizwan Hussain, Saad Nasim, Saif Badar, Shoaib Malik, Sohaibullah, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Waqas Maqsood, Zafar Gohar.
Additional players: Abdul Ghaffar, Abdul Samad, Ali Hamza Sr, Asfand Mehran, Fahad Munir, Irfan Khan Niazi, Mohammad Afzal, Mohammad Saleem, Shahzaib Bhatti, Yawar Bashir.
KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA: Aamer Azmat, Adil Amin, Ahmed Jamal, Aitizaz Habib Khan, Arshad Iqbal, Ashfaq Ahmed, Asif Afridi, Farhan Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imran Khan Sr, Irfanullah Shah, Israrullah, Kamran Ghulam, Khalid Usman, Khayyam Khan, Mashal Khan, Mehran Ibrahim, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir Khan, Mohammad Arif Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Ibrahim, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan Khan, Mohammad Khayyam, Mohammad Mohsin Khan, Mohammad Sarwar Afridi, Mohammad Tahir, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Musadiq Ahmed, Nabi Gul, Niaz Khan, Rehan Afridi, Sahibzada Farhan, Sajid Khan, Sameen Gul, Saqib Jamil, Waqar Ahmad, Yasir Khan, Zohaib Khan.
Additional players: Arslan Sajjad, Fazal-ur-Rehman, Haris Khan, Junaid Khan Afridi, Mahmood, Mohammad Asad, Mohammad Bilal, Mohammad Wasim Khan, Syed Fahad Shah, Zeeshan Tahir.
NORTHERN: Aamer Jamal, Ali Imran, Ali Sarfraz, Aqib Liaquat, Asad Raza, Asif Ali, Ather Mehmood, Faizan Riaz, Farhan Shafiq, Haider Ali, Hammad Azam, Hamza Arshad, Imad Wasim, Jamal Anwar, Kashif Ali, Kashif Iqbal, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Huraira, Mubasir Khan, Munir Riaz, Musa Khan, Nasir Nawaz, Raza Hassan, Rohail Nazir, Sadaqat Ali, Salman Irshad, Sarmad Bhatti, Sarmad Hameed, Shadab Majeed, Sohail Akhtar, Sohail Tanvir, Taimur Sultan, Umair Masood, Umar Amin, Umar Waheed, Usman Khan Shinwari, Waqas Ahmed, Zaman Khan, Zeeshan Malik, Ziad Khan.
Additional players: Badr-ud-din, Hasan Raza, Javed Khan, Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Ismail Khan, Naqi Raza, Shahid Ahmed, Shiraz Khan, Syed Aqib Shah, Zaid Alam.
SINDH: Ahsan Ali, Ammad Alam, Anwar Ali, Arish Ali Khan, Asad Shafiq, Ashiq Ali, Asif Mahmood, Danish Aziz, Ghulam Mudassar, Hassan Mohsin, Ibrar Ahmed, Imtiaz Leghari, Jahanzaib Sultan, Jahid Ali, Junaid Ilyas, Khurram Manzoor, Khuzaima Bin Tanveer, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Afzal, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Hasan, Mohammad Shahid Mihrani, Mohammad Suleman, Mohammad Taha, Mohammad Umar, Mushtaq Ahmed Kalhoro, Omair bin Yousuf, Rameez Aziz, Saad Ali, Saad Khan, Saifullah Bangash, Saim Ayub, Saud Shakeel, Shan Masood, Sharjeel Khan, Sohail Khan, Syed Faraz Ali, Tabish Khan, Usman Khan, Zahid Mahmood.
Additional players: Aamir Brohi, Aashir Ahmed Siddiqui, Amir Ali, Daniyal Hussain Rajput, Mohammad Ali Khan, Mohammad Asad Malik, Mohammad Makki, Rumann Raees/Tariq Khan, Shahzar Hasan Khan, Shehzar Mohammad.
SOUTHERN PUNJAB: Aamer Yamin, Ahsan Baig, Ali Majid, Ali Shafiq, Ali Usman, Dilbar Hussain, Hassan Khan, Humayun Altaf, Imran Rafiq, Kaleemullah, Khushdil Shah, M. Sharoon Siraj, Maqbool Ahmed, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Azam Khan, Mohammad Ilyas, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Junaid, Mohammad Shahriyar, Mohammad Sudais, Mohammad Umair, Moin-ud-din, Muhammad Imran, Mukhtar Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Naved Yasin, Rahat Ali, Rameez Alam, Salahuddin, Salman Ali Agha, Sohaib Maqsood, Tayyab Tahir, Umar Khan, Umar Siddiq Khan, Usman Salahuddin, Waqar Hussain, Yousuf Babar, Zain Abbas, Zeeshan Ashraf, Zia-ul-Haq.
Additional players: Abdullah Hamdani, Abdul Rehman, Anas Mustafa, Faizan Zafar, Hamza Akbar, Mohammad Basit, Mohammad Jahangir, Shahbaz Khan, Usman Liaqat, Waseem Mehmood.
Published in Dawn, September 5th, 2021