As many as 93 sides will be in action across the country in the U19 City Cricket Association Tournament 2022-23 from 21 May to 4 June, Pakistan Cricket Board said Monday.
According to the board, the 50-over tournament is an opportunity for young players to showcase their talent and impress the selectors for the upcoming PCB U19 three-day, one-day tournaments and Pakistan Junior League.
In the format each City Cricket Association – depending on the number of cities in that association –will be split into groups with each Cricket Association to ultimately have a champion.
Balochistan comprise 13 City Cricket Associations, Central Punjab 16, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 19, Northern 11, Sindh 17 and Southern Punjab 14. However, and as per past practice, the three Lahore Zones will have two sides each, which takes the grand total of sides participating in the tournament to 93.
Balochistan, Northern and Southern Punjab CCAs have been split into three groups each. The three table toppers will compete in a triangular series and the side with most points will be adjudged winner.
Teams in Central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh will be divided into four groups each. Each Cricket Associations’ group leaders will play knockout rounds to determine a champion side.
The tournament will be covered digitally and with the live scores available on CricHQ.
The squads of all the 93 sides will be announced in due course.