Departmental teams could make a comeback to the domestic circuit following the suggestions laid out by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Cricket Committee. The 2019-20 season of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy had featured six regional teams, a significant reduction from 16 teams in the previous edition of the first-class tournament.
Now, this year’s first meeting of the PCB Cricket Committee has seen discussions over the possibility of departmental sides being reintroduced into the fray. The
"The cricket committee recommended the PCB should explore a window in the 2020-21 domestic cricket to slot in a tournament for the departments," the PCB said in a statement.
“In this relation, Director - Domestic cricket operations, Haroon Rashid, has been requested to look into the potential window in the next season and update the cricket committee at the next meeting, which is expected in April,” the PCB’s statement further added.