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The clock tower in Saddar Bazar, Sialkot.

Sialkot (Urdu and Punjabi: سيالكوٹ) is a city in Punjab, Pakistan. Sialkot is Pakistan's 13th largest city, and is located in north-east Punjab — one of Pakistan's mostly highly industrialised regions. Along with the nearby cities of Gujranwala and Gujrat, Sialkot forms part of the so-called Golden Triangle of industrial cities with export-oriented economies.

Sialkot is believed to be site of ancient Sagala, a city razed by Alexander the Great in 326 BCE, and then made capital of the Indo-Greek kingdom by Menander I in the 2nd century BCE – a time during which the city greatly prospered as a major centre for trade and Buddhist thought. Sialkot continued to be a major political centre, until it was eclipsed by Lahore around the turn of the first millennium. The city rose again in prominence during the British era, and is now one of Pakistan's most important industrial centres.

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The Sialkot cricket team in Pakistan is also known as the Sialkot Stallions. Its home ground is Jinnah Stadium Sialkot. It plays in first-class domestic competitions. It is National Champion and have won Quaid-i-Azam Trophy 2008-2009. It was national champion in 2005–2006 and won Quaid-i-Azam Trophy Championship (Golden League) . It was runner-up in 2003–2004 and 2006–2007. Sialkot Stallions also won ABN-AMRO Twenty-20 Cup in 2005–2006, 2006–2007 and RBS Twenty-20 Cup in 2007–2008 and 2009-2010, making them the National Twenty20 Champions for 4 consecutive years . Sialkot Stallions were to represent Pakistan in Twenty20 Champions League in December 2008, before its postponement. They were runner-up in ABN-AMRO Cup National One-day Championship in 2004–05 and 2006–07. Its home ground is Jinnah Stadium (Sialkot). According to latest Twenty 20 international ranking, Sialkot Stallions is at number one position at the Top of list. Sialkot is also the national champion of One-day and Three-day competitions of the National Under-19 Championship. (More...)

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