PCB announces schedule of age-group tournaments' finals

Karachi region lost both of its matches in the triangular stage

By Web Desk
May 04, 2023
Pakistan's age-group team - PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Thursday, announced the dates of the final of Inter-Region U13 and Inter-Region U16 One-Day tournaments 2022-23. 

According to the details, Lahore and Peshawar will face each other in a 30-overs-a-side U13 tournament final in Faisalabad on May 5. In the 50-over U16 tournament, FATA and Lahore regions will feature in the final, scheduled in the same city on May 6.

In the triangular stage of the Inter-Region U13 One-Day Tournament, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar regions featured in two matches each from April 29 to May 3. Karachi region lost both of its matches in the triangular stage, while Lahore and Peshawar won their matches against Karachi region. The contest between Lahore and Peshawar region on 29 April was tied.

Meanwhile, in the triangular stage of the Inter-Region U16 One-Day Tournament, Lahore Region topped the triangular stage, winning both their encounters against FATA and Karachi regions. FATA region qualified for the final after winning their match against Karachi region on May 2.

Earlier, the Inter-Region U13 Tournament 2023 commenced on March 12 in Faisalabad and Karachi. 16 regions named Abbottabad, AJK, Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, FATA, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Larkana, Multan, D.M. Jamali, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi and Sialkot featured and were divided into three groups.

In the five-team Pool ‘A’, Karachi Region topped the group with four wins from as many matches and bagged eight points. In the five-team Pool ‘B’, Lahore Region kept their 100 per cent winning record and topped the table with eight points from four outings. In six-team Pool ‘C’, Peshawar Region and Rawalpindi Region won four matches each and were tied on eight points, but Peshawar Region topped the pool on better net run-rate.

Furthermore, the Inter-Region U16 Tournament 2023 also began on March 12, where 16 regions were part of the competition. The pool matches were played in Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Islamabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Sheikhupura. Karachi Region topped Pool ‘A’ with seven points from four outings, Lahore Region topped Pool ‘B’ with eight points and FATA Region topped Pool ‘C’ with eight points from five matches in the tournament.