In the Final of Jazz Rising Stars (JRS) t20 Cup 2017, Sargodha Rising Stars beat Layah Rising Stars to lift the trophy. Layyah RS Bat first, completes a total of 148/8, which Sargodha RS was able to chase with 6 wickets to spare. Sargodha RS opener Muhammad Naveed was the man of the match for his match-winning knock of 68 runs.
Sargodha RS received prize money worth PKR 300,000, while Layyah RS take 2nd price of PKR 200,000.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, Shahbaz Maqsood Khan, Director Marketing – Jazz, said:
“I would like to congratulate Sargodha for the victory. I am sure some of these boys will go ahead to represent the nation in future tournaments, which is exactly what the Jazz Rising Stars initiative is all about.”
The semifinals and the final of the JRS T20 Cup 2017 Pool B matches took place at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore. Pool A matches were played at Muzaffarabad Sports Stadium. Over 160,000 participants from nine cities came for this years for JRS trials.
Now top 16 players from this tournament will get professional training and international experience under the Sydney Triangular Series and the Dubai Emirates Cup. The best JRS T20 Cup players will, may be selected as Lahore Qalandars in the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL).