Player draft system introduced for Quaid-i-Azam TrophyArchive
LAHORE: For the first time, eight cricketers in all the eight regional squads for the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy — country’s premier first-class tournament — have been picked through player draft.
These eight players have been added to 12 campaigners, who have already been selected by the regions for the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy starting on Sept 26.
Now all the regions — Lahore Blues, Lahore Whites, Karachi Whites, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Fata and Peshawar — comprise 20 players each, including two emerging cricketers.
The first ten players in each list were selected by the regions themselves while 11th and 12th player in each list are emerging players, also chosen by the regions.
And the players in the list from 13 to 20 were selected by all the regions through player draft from a list of 150 cricketers prepared by the national selection committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq.
PESHAWAR: Israrullah, Ashfaq Ahmed, Sahibzada Farhan, Mehran Ibrahim, Akbar Badshah, Jamaluddin, Gohar Ali (wicket-keeper), Imran Khan Senior, Taj Wali, Nasir Ahmed, Nabi Gul, Zawan Ahmed, Shahzaib Ahmed, Badshah Hussain, Nasir Awais, Shah Faisal, Mohammad Aaqib, Ubaidullah, Umar Islam, Fawad Akbar.
FATA: Asif Afridi, Samiullah Junior, Mohammad Asad Afridi, Mohammad Naeem, Wilayat Mohammad, Rehan Afridi, Sadam Afridi, Mohammad Sarwar, Asif Ali, Rehmatullah, Mohammad Nisar Afridi, Irfanullah Shah, Mukhtar Ahmed, Sajjad Hussain, Ahsan Bhatti, Salman Irshad, Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Yasir Hameed, Sohail Akhtar, Abdul Aziz.
ISLAMABAD: Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Zohaib Ahmed, Sarmad Bhatti, Faizan Riaz, Shahzad Azam Rana, Hamza Nadeem, Shahid Yousuf, Abid Ali, Ali Sarfraz, Arsal Shaikh, Mohammad Naqash, Sadaif Mehdi, Babar Rehman, Afaq Raheem, Fahad Iqbal, Munir-ur-Rehman Tanzil, Mohammad Shahid, Syed Muzammil Shah, Naseerullah Mehsood.
KARACHI WHITES: Khurram Manzoor, Faisal Iqbal, Mohammad Sami, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Hasan, Azam Hussain, Faraz Ali, Raza-ul-Hasan, Mohammad Waqas Senior, Hamza Ghanchi, Hassaan Khan, Danish Aziz, Usman Khan, Abdullah Mukaddam, Moazzam Malik, Yasir Mushtaq, Mohtashim Ali, Adeel Malik, Owais Ahmed Rehmani, Ahmed Iqbal.
LAHORE WHITES: Usman Salahuddin, Rizwan Hussain, Anas Mahmood, Fahad-ul-Haq, Ameer Hamza, Umaid Asif, Waqas Ahmed, Mohammad Irfan, Adnan Rasool, Mohammad Aftab, Aftab Azwar, Salman Fayyaz, Haris Sohail, Shoaib Akram, Irfan Zaman, Mohammad Mohsin, Mohammad Waqas, Umar Farooq, Asfand Mehran, Hamza Akbar.
LAHORE BLUES: Saad Nasim, Raza Ali Dar, Agha Salman, Waqas Saleem, Zain-ul-Hasnain, Farhan Khan, Bilawal Iqbal, Aizaz Cheema, Qaiser Ashraf, Tayyab Tahir, Ali Mustafa, Ali Zaryab Asif, Inam Javed, Irfan Haider, Shahid Nawaz, Haris Nazar, Saif-ur-Rehman, Mobeen Hameed, Qambar Iqbal, Asadullah.
FAISALABAD: Abdul Samad, Mohammad Saleem, Mohammad Talha, Ahmed Saifi, Asad Raza, Asif Ali, Ameer Hamza, Mohammad Iftikhar, Saeed Ajmal, Naseer Akram, Atiq-ur-Rehman, Raees Ahmed, Atif Jabbar, Ibtisam Sheikh, Ali Shan, Hasan Mahmood, Shahid Khan, Moid Sheikh, Ammar Mahmood, Imran Ali.
RAWALPINDI: Sohail Tanvir, Abid Hasan, Saad Altaf, Nazar Hussain, Umar Waheed, Sarmad Hameed, Naved Malik, Muzammil Nizam, Nadeem Sikander, Ataullah, Umar Masood, Zeeshan Malik, Behram Khan, Rameez Alam, Shaharyar Ghani, Babar Hussain Agha, Haseeb Azam, Talha Qureshi, Naqi Raza, Shahzad Ahmed.
Published in Dawn, September 7th, 2017