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PCB Unveils New Domestic Structure For 2019-2020

Pakistan Cricket Board has unveiled the new domestic cricket season structure for 2019-2020.

The new structure was unfolded by PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani, Chief Executive Wasim Khan and Director Domestic Cricket Operations Haroon Rasheed at a ceremony in the Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore today.

According to the new structure, sixteen regions have now been absorbed into the newly formed associations.

Sindh Cricket Association includes Karachi, Hyderabad and Larkana.

Balochistan Cricket Association comprises Dera Murad Jamali and Quetta.

Southern Punjab Cricket Association includes Multan and Bahawalpur.

Central Punjab Cricket Association is made up of Faisalabad, Sialkot and Lahore.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cricket Association includes Peshawar, the former tribal areas and Abbottabad.

The Northern Cricket Association comprises Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

The new domestic structure will have three tiers, which will provide a clear pathway for the aspiring cricketers to make progress in their career.

The board also plans to spend 2 billion rupees to upgrade stadiums in Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi and Quetta.

Thr new schedule of the Pakistan's cricketing season 2019-20 will commence from 14th of next month with the first round of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy tournament.

Under the tournament 31 matches will be played, with every team playing 10 matches.

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