East Pakistan first-class cricket teams

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Between the 1954–55 and 1970–71 seasons, 13 first-class cricket teams from East Pakistan played in the Pakistan domestic cricket competitions, the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy and the Ayub Trophy. With the creation of Bangladesh in 1971, this participation ended. An East Pakistan Governor's XI also played a first-class match against the touring International XI in 1961-62.

List of teams[edit]

Team name First season Seasons Played Won Lost Drawn
East Pakistan 1954-55 9 16 6 5 5
East Pakistan Greens 1956-57 3 6 3 0 3
East Pakistan Whites 1956-57 3 5 0 3 2
East Pakistan A 1957-58 1 2 1 0 1
East Pakistan B 1957-58 1 2 0 0 2
Dacca University 1957-58 4 7 2 1 4
Dacca University and Education Board 1964-65 1 2 1 1 0
East Zone 1961-62 1 1 0 0 1
Dacca 1964-65 2 6 2 3 1
Chittagong 1964-65 1 1 0 0 1
Rajshahi 1964-65 1 1 0 0 1
Khulna 1964-65 1 1 0 1 0
East Pakistan Railways 1967-68 1 2 0 1 1

NB: Team names are as they appear on CricketArchive scorecards. Some names differ in Wisden, such as "East Pakistan C.A."[1] and "East Pakistan Sports Federation",[2] both of which Cricket Archive calls simply East Pakistan.

The only team to defeat sides from West Pakistan was East Pakistan, which defeated Hyderabad four times, Khairpur once, and a combined Hyderabad-Khairpur-Quetta team once.

East Pakistan also played first-class matches against the touring Indians in 1954-55 and the MCC in 1955-56. The touring team won on each occasion.

Leading players[edit]

The only East Pakistan player to be selected in the Pakistan Test team was Niaz Ahmed. Several Test players from West Pakistan played for East Pakistan teams, however; when East Pakistan defeated Hyderabad-Khairpur-Quetta in 1966-67, the losing team protested that six of the East Pakistan team were actually from West Pakistan and should have been ineligible.[3]

Abdul Latif,[4] who captained East Pakistan teams in several matches, was a prominent player in the 1960s. He scored three centuries, and took 24 wickets for 97 with his leg-spin in two consecutive matches for East Pakistan Greens in January 1968.[5][6]

Javed Masood[7] hit the highest score for an East Pakistan team when he scored 215 in the victory over Hyderabad in 1962-63.[8]

Grounds[edit]

Most first-class matches in East Pakistan were played at Dacca Stadium. Pakistan also played seven Tests at the stadium between 1955 and 1969.

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