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KPK to defend Pakistan Cup from 2 March

LAHORE: Pakistan Cup the final tournament of the domestic season 2021-22, will commence from 2 March to 31 March at three venues across the country.

On the opening day, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – the defending champions will take on Central Punjab at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad.

The 33-match tournament, to be played on double-league basis, will be staged at Faisalabad’s Iqbal Stadium, Islamabad’s House of Northern and Multan’s Multan Cricket Stadium.

Multan Cricket Stadium will also host the two semi-finals on 28 and 29 January and the final on 31 March.

To provide fans ball-by-ball live domestic cricket action, the PCB will live stream 10 group stage matches scheduled at the Multan Cricket Stadium. The decision to broadcast semi-finals and final at the same venue will be made closer to the time as Pakistan and Australia will be engaged in an ODI series at the Pindi Cricket Stadium.

The tournament carries nearly PKR10million in prize money. The tournament winners will bag PKR5million, while the runners-up will receive PKR2.5million.

The best performers of the tournament – Player of the Tournament, Best Batter, Best Bowler and Best Wicketkeeper – will equally share PKR1million amongst them and PKR800,000 will be handed to 32 player of the match award winners in group matches and semi-finals. The Player of the Final will receive PKR35,000.

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