The inaugural season of the Pakistan Junior League will start on October 6, 2022. All the matches of the campaign will be held at the Gaddafi Stadium in Pakistan. The six-team tournament will end on October 21.
The six participating teams in the Pakistan Junior League are Bahawalpur Royals, Gujranwala Giants, Gwadar Sharks, Hyderabad Hunters, Mardan Warriors, and Rawalpindi Raiders. Gujranwala Giants will face Mardan Warriors in the competition’s curtain raiser.
A total of 66 local players and 24 foreigners from nine different countries were chosen by the six teams in the draft held last month. Each team can pick a maximum of three and a minimum of two overseas players in their starting XIs.
Every team has been assigned an established cricketer as their mentor. Bahawalpur Royals will be mentored by South Africa spinner Imran Tahir whereas Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik will mentor Gujranwala Giants. Sir Vivian Richards, Daren Sammy, Shahid Afridi and Colin Munro will guide the youngsters of Gwadar Sharks, Hyderabad Hunters, Mardan Warriors and Rawalpindi Raiders, respectively.
The teams will face each other once in a round robin format. The 19 matches will see 15 group phase fixtures followed by knockouts. The winner of qualifier 1 and qualifier 2 will lock horns in the final to be held on October 21.
Where to watch Pakistan Junior League 2022 live?
Live telecast of the Pakistan Junior League 2022 will be available on the PTV Sports channel in Pakistan.
Live streaming of the Pakistan Junior League 2022 will be available on the Geo Super App and Geo Super YouTube/Facebook platforms in Pakistan.
There will be no live telecast of Pakistan Junior League 2022 matches in India.
Pakistan Junior League 2022 schedule and match times
All timings are local times.
Thursday, October 6
Gujranwala Giants vs Mardan Warriors - 6:00 PM
Friday, October 7
Bahawalpur Royals vs Hyderabad Hunters - 6:00 PM
Saturday, October 8
Rawalpindi Raiders vs Gwadar Sharks - 1:30 PM
Gujranwala Giants vs Bahawalpur Royals - 6:00 PM
Sunday, October 9
Hyderabad Hunters vs Gwadar Sharks - 1:30 PM
Rawalpindi Raiders vs Mardan Warriors - 6:00 PM
Monday, October 10
Bahawalpur Royals vs Mardan Warriors - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 11
Hyderabad Hunters vs Rawalpindi Raiders - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, October 12
Gujranwala Giants vs Gwadar Sharks - 6:00 PM
Thursday, October 13
Mardan Warriors vs Hyderabad Hunters - 6:00 PM
Friday, October 14
Rawalpindi Raiders vs Gujranwala Giants - 1:30 PM
Bahawalpur Royals vs Gwadar Sharks - 6:00 PM
Saturday, October 15
Hyderabad Hunters vs Gujranwala Giants - 1:30 PM
Bahawalpur Royals vs Rawalpindi Raiders - 6:00 PM
Sunday, October 16
Mardan Warriors vs Gwadar Sharks - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 18
Qualifier 1 - TBC vs TBC - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, October 19
Eliminator - TBC vs TBC - 6:00 PM
Thursday, October 20
Qualifier 2 - Loser Qualifier 1 vs Winner Eliminator - 6:00 PM
Friday, October 21
Final - TBC vs TBC - 6:00 PM
Pakistan Junior League 2022 teams and squads
Bahawalpur Royals: Obaid Shahid (captain), Arham Nawab, Nathan Edwards (West Indies), Sajjad Ali, Mohammad Zeeshan, Rehan Ahmed (England), Basit Ali, Ali Razzaq, Nangeyalia Kharotai (Afghanistan), Farhan Yousaf, Mohammad Tayyab Arif, Shahwaiz Irfan, Mohammad Danish, Ahmed Hussain, Gabriel Gallman-Findlay (Scotland)
Gujranwala Giants: Uzair Mumtaz (captain), Ali Asfand, Azan Awais, Tom Aspinwall (England), Mohammad Ibtisam, Ariful Islam (Bangladesh), Hasnain Majid, Shevon Daniel (Sri Lanka), Mohammad Shan, Mohammad Waqas, Hasan Ali Jnr, Mohammad Aqib Asghar, Saqlain Nawaz, Hamza Nawaz, Matthew Tromp (USA)
Gwadar Sharks: Shamyl Hussain (captain), Joseph Eckland (England), Danial Ibrahim (England), Haseeb Nazim, Muhammad Ismail, Arafat Minhas, Luc Martin Benkenstein (England), Mohammad Shoaib, Saad Masood, Momin Qamar, Mohammad AbuBakar, Aftab Ahmed, Muhammad Zulkifal, Adnan Iqbal, Kushal Malla (Nepal)
Hyderabad Hunters: Saad Baig (captain), Afaq Khan, Aftab Ibrahim, Isai Thorne (West Indies), Haseeb-ur-Rehman, Muneeb Wasif, James Ross Wood (England), Lahiru Dawatage (Sri Lanka), Arbaz Khan, Mohammad Zubair Jnr, Moeez Rana, Hassan Iqbal, Fahad Amin, Salman Ahmed, Ali Naseer (UAE)
Mardan Warriors: Abbas Ali (captain), George Thomas (England), Archie Lenham (England), Abidullah, Daud Nazir, Haseeb Khan, Muhammad Nabeel, Olly Cox (England), Mohammad Farooq, Mohammad Irfan, Aimal Khan, Zohaib Khan Shanzaib, Syed Tayyab Hussain, Shahzaib Khan, Burhan Niaz (Belgium)
Rawalpindi Raiders: Habibullah (captain), Ali Ishaq, Afnan Khan, Hassan Eisakhil (Afghanistan), Ali Raza, Kai Smith (England), Aseer Mughal, Amir Hassan, Allah Mohammad Ghazanfar (Afghanistan), Ziaullah, Usman Khan, Wahaj Riaz, Haroon Arshad, Naveed Ahmed Khan, Charlie Tear (England)
Interested in cricket betting? Click here to check out the list of top sites.
Featured photo: Arif ALI / AFP