The Pakistan Cricket Board has revealed the schedule and squads for the 16 regional age-group teams that will feature in the U13 and U16 competitions from March 12.
The teams, in both tournaments, have been divided into three groups.
“The first round of the U13 tournament will be played in Karachi and Faisalabad till March 20. The top team from each group will play a round-robin tri-series from April 29 till May 3 before the final on May 5. The venues for the tri-series and final will be announced in due course,” the PCB said in a press release.
“The first round of the U16 tournament will also be played from March 12-20 in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Sheikhupura and Gujranwala. The top team from each group will play a round-robin tri-series from April 30 till May 4 before the final on May 6. The venues for the tri-series and final will be announced in due course,” it added.
Earlier, Ahmed Shehzad Farooq Rana, former Deputy Attorney General and ex-Secretary of the Supreme Court Bar Association, was appointed as the Election Commissioner of the PCB.
The appointment was made by the PCB Patron and Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif in accordance with Article 29 of the PCB Constitution 2014.
Following the notification, Rana assumed charge on Thursday and met Chair of the PCB Management Committee, Najam Sethi, to discuss the elections process, which will commence with elections in approximately 50 districts.
In this regard, and in consultation with the Chair of the PCB Management Committee, Rana has appointed 13 Deputy Election Commissioners, who will be responsible for conducting free, fair and transparent elections in the districts. These 13 Deputy Election Commissioners are: Abdul Malik, Ahsan Ahmed Jatoi, Ch Asim Rasheed, Farhan Zia, Khalid Mitro, Khawar Mehmood, Khushal Kasi, Malik Sardar Khan, Mohsin Shabbir Bhatti, Mubashar Maqsood Jaffar, Mukesh Kumar, Shahbaz Yar Khan and Shahid Qayum.