Fifth round of first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy begins today
KARACHI: The first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy enters the fifth round today, which provides further opportunity to the domestic cricketers to make an impression. The fifth round will run from 26-29 November. The tournament continues to produce enthralling red-ball action as the up and coming players, who received promotions in the First XI sides after 34 top players left for New Zealand to represent Pakistan and Pakistan Shaheens, lived up to the expectations and made a mark in the fourth round matches. The players and officials in the tournament will support eradication of violence against women by joining the White Ribbon campaign. As such, players, support staff, officials and commentators will don white ribbons on the opening day of the fifth round contest at the National Stadium. Southern Punjab continue to lead the points table after they put up a strong fight against Sindh to secure a draw at the National Stadium thanks to a brilliant rearguard effort led by Saif Badar. Southern Punjab gained nine points from the contest and will be eager to continue their domination in the six-team tournament as they gear up for the first Punjab Derby of the season, to be staged at the UBL Sports Complex. Central Punjab, who will be facing Southern Punjab, are the only side without any win this season. The title defenders are languishing at the bottom of the points table with three losses in four matches. - PPI ǡ��w*��