LAHORE: The National Women’s One-Day Tourna­ment kicks off at three different venues in Faisalabad from Wednesday.

This year, the Pakistan Cricket Board, in its continued efforts to support and promote women’s cricket, has expanded the tournament to include six regional teams.

The competition will follow a double-league 50-over format, ensuring each team plays at least 10 matches. The six regional teams vying for the title, which boasts a total prize money of Rs2.245 million, are Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, Quetta, and Rawalpindi.

The venues selected for the matches are the Jawad Club Cricket Ground, Iqbal Sta­dium, and Bohranwali Cri­cket Ground, with the Saeed Ajmal Academy ground serving as the reserve venue.

Following 30 league matches, the top two teams will advance to the final showdown on May 11.

The champions will take home the trophy along with a prize of PKR one million.

Omaima Sohail will lead the Karachi Region, while Kaynat Hafeez will captain Lahore.

Saima Malik is set to lead Quetta, and Humna Bilal will take charge of

Multan. Gull Rukh and Mahnoor Aftab will captain Peshawar and Rawalpindi, respectively.

Published in Dawn, April 17th, 2024

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