Misbah and Shahzad to feature in Quaid Trophy Grade-II tournament

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The teams have been divided into two groups, with Group A comprising Bahawalpur, Sialkot, Faisalabad, AJK and Hyderabad. Their matches will be played at the Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad and Mirpur Stadium, Azad Jammu Kashmir.  Teams in Group B are Abbottabad, Quetta, Larkana, Karachi Blues and D.M Jamali, and their matches will be played in Karachi at the National Bank of Pakistan Ground, State Bank of Pakistan Ground and United Bank Limited Sports Complex. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals, which will be played simultaneously from 1 to 3 February at the Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad, and Mirpur Stadium, AJK, respectively. The final of the tournament will be played at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad, from February 6 to 9. As per the existing domestic cricket rules, relegation and promotion will apply; the tournament winner will seal a berth in the next edition of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Grade I tournament.

Faisalabad region have a real star power in their ranks with Test icon Misbah leading their campaign. He will be supported by opener Ahmad Shahzad also is also making a return to competitive cricket.

Published in Daily Times, January 11th 2019.

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