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Pak domestic champs Karachi to host Mumbai for Nisar Trophy

Published: Saturday, August 18, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Karachi: Pakistan will host the second Nisar Trophy, a four day tie between Pakistan domestic champions Karachi Urban and their Indian counterparts Mumbai here next month, an official said Saturday.

"As part of the annual Nisar Trophy match we will host India's Ranji Trophy winners Mumbai who will play our Quaid-Trophy winner in Karachi from 8-11," a Pakistan Cricket Board official told AFP.

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Pakistan and India, who in 2004 resumed their high-profile bilateral cricket rivalry after a four-year hiatus amid political tensions, had agreed to stage an annual match between the winners of their respective domestic tournaments.

The match is played in the memory of late Mohammad Nisar who played six Tests for India in the 1930s before migrating to Pakistan in 1950s. He died in Lahore in 1963.

Former Test batsman Hasan Raza will lead the Karachi Urban side which is also likely to include Test batsmen Asim Kamal, Faisal Iqbal and one-day player Fawad Alam.

Ranji Trophy champions Uttar Pradesh registered a 316-run win over Sialkot to lift the inaugural Nisar Trophy in 2006.

AFP


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