The Pakistan Cricket Board and Zarai Taraqyati Bank Ltd. (ZTBL) have announced the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto (SMBB) Women Cricket Challenge Trophy.
The first edition of this T20 competition commences on January 22, 2012 and from now on it will be an annual event.
Six women teams will be competing for the coveted Trophy that is named after Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.
For the 2012 Trophy national level players have been divided into these six teams: Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw, Balochistan, Federal Capital and the ZTBL.
To make the format exceptionally competitive, the six teams have been divided into two pools, with the winner of each pool qualifying for the final.
The opening ceremony of the event will be held on January 22 at the Kinnaird College Ground while the final will be played on January 24 at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
On the first two days, three matches a day have been scheduled, with two to be played at Gaddafi Stadium and one at the Kinnaird College ground.
The matches held at Gaddafi Stadium will be televised live by PTV Sports.
Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto (SMBB) Women Cricket Challenge Trophy Schedule 2012
|22-01-2012||Sind Women vs ZTBL Women||Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, Lahore|
|22-01-2012||Punjab Women vs Federal Capital Women||Kinnaird College, Lahore|
|22-01-2012||Baluchistan Women vs Sind Women||Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, Lahore|
|23-01-2012||Punjab Women vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Women||Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, Lahore|
|23-01-2012||Baluchistan Women vs ZTBL Women||Kinnaird College, Lahore|
|23-01-2012||Federal Capital Women vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Women||Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, Lahore|