The Pakistan Cricket Board controls both all domestic cricket tournaments. Pakistan is an official member of the International Cricket Council and the Asian Cricket Council Pakistan domestic cricket being the highlight of this post.
The history of Cricket in Pakistan predates the creation of the country in 1947. The first ever international cricket match in Pakistan was held in Karachi on November 22, 1935 between Sindhi and Australian cricket teams.
It was introduced by the British during, their colonial rule of British India, Cricket is the most popular sport in the country.Talking more about Pakistan domestic cricket.
Pakistan domestic Cricket:
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The most important domestic cricket tournaments in Pakistan include:
- Quaid-i-Azam Trophy (First-class tournament played between regional and corporate sides)
- Pakistan Super League (Franchise T20 tournament)
- Pakistan Cup (List A tournament featuring five provincial sides)
- Faysal Bank T20 Cup (Domestic T20 tournament)
- Pentangular Trophy (List A tournament last played in 2011–12)
- National One-day Championship (List A tournament last played in 2015–16)
- Patron’s Trophy (First-class tournament contested by departmental sides)
- ABN-AMRO Cup
- AMRO Patron’s Trophy
- AMRO Twenty20 Cup
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On 3 March 2009, the Sri Lanka cricket team were in Lahore, Pakistan. It was the third morning of another Test match. Shortly before 09:00 local time, just outside the Gaddafi Stadium, 12 gunmen ambushed the Sri-lankan cricket team Bus.
In addition England coach Trevor Bayliss and his assistant Paul Farbrace, both then working with Sri Lanka, were on the team bus. Here, 10 years on, they explain how they survived.
The Vice Captain of Sri-Lankan Team Said:
“The Sri Lanka vice-captain Kumar Sangakkara has confirmed he and his team-mates were “safe and out of danger” after gun attacks on their team bus in Lahore.
The batsman was one of five players, who received shrapnel wounds when gunmen opened fire as the bus made its way to the way to the Gaddafi Stadium.”
The safety of touring cricket teams in Pakistan had long been an issue. In May 2002, New Zealand abandoned their Test series in Pakistan after a suicide bomb attack outside their hotel.
However, they returned in the 2003/2004 season to fulfill their commitments.Australia had recently refused to tour on safety grounds.The Sri Lankan cricket team was in Pakistan as a replacement for the Indian team, who had pulled out after the Mumbai attacks.
In order to persuade the Sri Lankan team to visit, in addition the Pakistan government offered to give them presidential-style security in pakisyan accroding to the needs.The series was the first Test tour of Pakistan since South Africa visited in October 2007.The Pakistan Cricket Board is trying too hard to get cricket back to their home.