Water and Power Development Authority cricket team

The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) cricket team was a first-class cricket side in Pakistan that played in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Patron's Trophy, Pentangular Trophy and also competed in limited-overs cricket, from 1975 to 2018.[1]

Water and Power Development Authority
Personnel
CaptainPakistan Salman Butt
CoachPakistan Amjad Siddique
OwnerWater and Power Development Authority
Team information
Colours 
Home groundWAPDA Sports Complex – Lahore
Capacity8,000
History
Quaid-e-Azam Trophy wins1
Official websitewww.wapda.gov.pk

HistoryEdit

Water and Power Development Authority first competed at first-class level in the 1975–76 season, but they did not become a permanent part of top-level domestic competitions until the 1997–98 Patron's Trophy, when they finished last out of eight, without a win.[2] They became more successful in the twenty-first century, and won several trophies. After their final season in 2018-19 they had played 219 first-class matches, for 88 wins, 51 losses, 79 draws and one tie.[3]

In May 2019, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan revamped the domestic cricket structure in Pakistan, excluding departmental teams in favour of regional sides, therefore ending the participation of the team.[4] The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was criticised in removing departmental sides, with players voicing their concern to revive the teams.[5]

HonoursEdit

Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

  • 1986/87 (3rd Place)
  • 2002/03 (Quarter-Final)
  • 2016/17 (Winner)

Patron's Trophy

  • 1986/87 (Pre-Quarter-Final)
  • 2006/07 (Quadrangular Stage)

National One-day Championship

  • 1997/98 (Final Round)
  • 1998/99 (Final Round)
  • 1999/2000 (Semi-Final)
  • 2001/02 (Semi-Final)
  • 2002/03 (Runner-up)
  • 2004/05 (Winner)
  • 2005/06 (Semi-Final)
  • 2007/08 (Super Eight)
  • 2010/11 (Semi-Final)

Last squadEdit

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Salman Butt (1984-10-07) 7 October 1984 (age 36) Left-handed Right-arm off break Captain
Ayaz Tasawwar (1990-12-10) 10 December 1990 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm leg break
Mohammad Saad (1990-03-24) 24 March 1990 (age 31) Right-handed
Muhammad Akhlaq (1992-11-12) 12 November 1992 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Sohaib Maqsood (1987-04-15) 15 April 1987 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Abubakar Khan (1993-05-15) 15 May 1993 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Rafatullah Mohmand (1976-11-06) 6 November 1976 (age 44) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Aamer Sajjad (1981-02-05) 5 February 1981 (age 40) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Adnan Raees (1981-03-10) 10 March 1981 (age 40) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Mohammad Saleem (1978-08-11) 11 August 1978 (age 42) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Taimoor Sultan (1994-12-04) 4 December 1994 (age 26) Right-handed
All-rounders
Zahid Mansoor (1989-12-29) 29 December 1989 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Mansoor Amjad (1987-12-14) 14 December 1987 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Waqar Malik (1995-02-15) 15 February 1995 (age 26) Right-handed
Wicket-keepers
Kamran Akmal (1982-01-13) 13 January 1982 (age 39) Right-handed
Bismillah Khan (1990-03-01) 1 March 1990 (age 31) Right-handed
Ali Shan (1994-10-17) 17 October 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Spin Bowlers
Khalid Usman (1986-03-01) 1 March 1986 (age 35) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Zulfiqar Babar (1978-12-10) 10 December 1978 (age 42) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Pace Bowlers
Ehsan Adil (1993-03-15) 15 March 1993 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Sadaif Mehdi (1994-08-14) 14 August 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Wahab Riaz (1985-06-28) 28 June 1985 (age 35) Right-handed Left-arm fast
Hasnain Shah (1992-10-16) 16 October 1992 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Mohammad Irfan (1982-06-06) 6 June 1982 (age 39) Right-handed Left-arm fast
Waqas Maqsood (1987-11-04) 4 November 1987 (age 33) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
Mohammad Asif (1982-12-20) 20 December 1982 (age 38) Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Arshad Iqbal (2000-12-26) 26 December 2000 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast

Team managementEdit

No. Name Birth date Notes
Batsmen
Amjad Siddique (1959-12-12) 12 December 1959 (age 61) Head Coach
Zahid Umar (1969-12-05) 5 December 1969 (age 51) Batting Coach
Haafiz Shahid (1963-05-10) 10 May 1963 (age 58) Bowling Coach
Haroon Masood (1963-03-24) 24 March 1963 (age 58) Manager

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Water and Power Development Authority". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  2. ^ "PCB Patron's Trophy 1997–98 table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Playing record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Imran Khan rejects PCB's new domestic model". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Umar Gul: We need departmental cricket back in Pakistan". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 September 2020.

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