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PCB Launches Inaugural Inter-College Ramadan T20 Cup

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has taken a momentous step by announcing the commencement of the first-ever Inter-College Ramadan T20 Cup. This exciting tournament is set to unfold in three major cities: Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad, involving a total of 30 colleges.

Cricket Meets Ramadan Spirit

The Inter-College Ramadan T20 Cup will kick off in Lahore on 22 March, followed by matches in Islamabad and Karachi starting from 23 March. The fusion of the holy month of Ramadan with the thrill of T20 cricket promises an electrifying atmosphere on the field.

Fostering Talent and Encouraging Excellence

PCB Chairman, Mohsin Naqvi, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "We are thrilled to announce this tournament, which aims to foster cricket talent within educational institutions. Our vision extends beyond the boundaries of cricket; through this event, we hope to encourage students to pursue both academic excellence and sporting achievements."

Director – Domestic PCB, Abdullah Khurram Niazi, emphasized the tournament's purpose: "We are organizing this event to increase the game's outreach to students who often struggle to balance cricket and studies. I am confident that this tournament will unearth exciting talent while providing young students opportunities to prove their mettle on the cricket field."

Format and Participation

The tournament will feature a total of 10 teams in each city. These teams will be divided into two groups, with the top team from each group competing in the final. In the pool stage, each team will play four matches, resulting in a total of 21 matches per city.

Eligibility criteria for players include an age bracket where participants born on or after 1 September 2000 can take part. To qualify, players must be bona fide students of their respective colleges.

Rewards and Recognition

The winning team in each city will receive a cash prize of PKR 500,000, while the runners-up will bag PKR 250,000.

Let the games begin, as the Inter-College Ramadan T20 Cup promises to ignite passion, celebrate talent, and create unforgettable moments!

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