First-Class #Cricket Returns to #Quetta After 11 Years

The first-class cricket has finally returned to Quetta as Bugti Stadium will host Southern #Punjab in the second round of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy on Saturday.

The #Pakistan Cricket Board (#PCB) has been aiming to revive the love for cricket all across Pakistan. An official close to PCB claims that soon #Peshawar and #Faisalabad will also host matches.

This information was shared by PCB through a press release, which stated:

To create opportunities for fans in Quetta to witness top-quality cricket in-person and promote the game in the region, the PCB will open the gates of the Bugti Stadium. The event trophy also landed in Quetta on Thursday to provide fans an up-close and personal experience with the prestigious silverware.

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The Bugti Stadium will host Balochistan’s following fixtures:

Second Round against Southern Punjab – September 21-24
Third Round against Central Punjab – September 28 to October 1
Fifth Round against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – October 28-31
Sixth Round against Southern Punjab – November 4-7
Quetta’s Bugti Stadium last hosted a first-class fixture in 2008 when Balochistan played against North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) in the Pentangular Cup.

The stadium has also hosted an international fixture between Pakistan and New Zealand back in 1996

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