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President’s Trophy Grade-II final begins tomorrow

The final of the President’s Trophy Grade-II 2023-24 will be played between Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) and Eshaal Associates at the Abbottabad Cricket Stadium in Abbottabad from tomorrow. It will be a four-day game taking place from 8 to 11 June.

The winner will bag a cash prize of PKR 1.5 million while the runners-up team will be awarded PKR 0.75 million. The best batter, bowler, wicket-keeper and the player of the tournament will be awarded PKR 50,000 each.

A total of 24 sides took part in the tournament, which were placed in four different pools. Table toppers in each pool locked horns in the semi-finals of the tournament. OGDCL beat Khayaban-e-Amin while Eshaal Associates beat MIT Solutions to qualify for the tournament’s final.

Eshaal Associates won three matches, lost one and drew one game in their group. On the other hand, OGDCL won four games and lost just one in their pool matches before qualifying for the semi-final.

For OGDCL, Adil Amin has scored 410 runs in six matches while Jawad Ali has picked up 37 wickets. Afaq Ahmed scored the most runs for Eshaal Associates, scoring 603 runs in five games while Hamza Sajjad picked up 18 wickets.

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