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Cricket has a long history in Pakistan. Despite Field hockey being the national sport of Pakistan, cricket is the most popular sport in the country [1]. Pakistan has produced many multi-talented players who have been among the best batsmen and bowlers in the world and is one of the leading nations in cricket.

The Pakistan Cricket Board controls both the men’s and women’s leagues. Pakistan is a full member of the International Cricket Council and the Asian Cricket Council.

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History

In the largest international cricket tournaments, the ODI cricket and Test cricket, Pakistan has the best win record of any other team in Asia. Pakistan won the Cricket World Cup in 1992 and the ICC World Twenty20 in 2009.

Organization

The Pakistan Cricket Board or usually referred to PCB controls both the men’s and women’s leagues. Pakistan is a full member of the International Cricket Council and the Asian Cricket Council.

Demographics

Almost all districts and neighborhoods in Pakistan have a cricket team and people start playing from a young age.

The game is popular played among both men and women. Women’s cricket is very popular, with Kiran Baluch holding the current record of the highest score in a women's test match with her 242.

Domestic Cricket

Domestic Cricket in Pakistan is currently sponsored by RBS. The Major domestic cricket tournaments in Pakistan include:

National team

Pakistan's cricket teams take part in domestic competitions such as the ABN-AMRO Cup, the ABN-AMRO Patron's Trophy, ABN-AMRO Twenty-20 Cup, and the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. International test and one-day matches are played between the Pakistan national team and foreign opponents regularly.

The team has won many international cricket events, including the World Cup in 1992 and the finishing as runners up in 1999 World Cup and 2007 World Twenty20 and the CHAMPIONS 2009 World Cup

They also take part in officially sanctioned ACC tournaments including the Asia Cup, Asian Test Championship, ACC Trophy and Asian Cricket Junior Tournaments.

Internationally famous cricket players from Pakistan include Wasim Akram, Javed Miandad, and Imran Khan.

References

  1. ^ Popularity of Cricket in Subcontinent

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