RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) launched the Cool & Cool Presents Haier Q8 Twenty-20 Cup 2015-16 at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
A total of eight teams will contest in the qualifying round which will be underway from September 1 to 5. The winners of the qualifying round semi-finals will make it to the main round which includes twelve teams.
The main tournament will begin from September 8. The semi-finals will be played on September 14 while the final will take place on September 15.
Speaking at the occasion of the logo unveiling ceremony, PCB Director Domestic Cricket Operations, Intikhab Alam thanked all the team sponsors for supporting the teams and assuring them competitive cricket.
Haier Pakistan is the title sponsor of the event and the tournament logo was unveiled by Rao Umar Hashim Khan, Group Director TransGroup, Shakeel Sheikh and Alam.
They made short speeches as well in which Shiekh added that the tickets will be available for Rs. 100 and Rs. 200.
The teams to play the qualifying round include Group A: Quetta, Larkana, Lahore (B) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir while Group B comprises of Karachi (B), Fata, Dera Murad Jamali and Bahawalpur.
The teams already qualified include:
Group A: Sailkot, Karachi (W), Hyderabad, Multan, Rawalpindi and the winner of the 1st semi-finalist from the qualifying round.
Group B: Peshawar, Faisalabad, Islamabad, Lahore, (W), Abbottabad and the winner of the 2nd semi-finalist from the qualifying round.
It is pertinent to mention that the PCB will be monitoring the performances of several young and senior players in the tournament.