PESHAWAR, 19 July: The inter-district senior grade-II cricket tournament (Fata region) will begin on Wednesday as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finalized all arrangements for the successful holding of the event, officials said.

As many as 10 teams from the Fata region are participating in the event. They include Khyber, Mohmand, Bajaur, Kurram, North Waziristan, South Waziristan, Tank, DI Khan, Kohat and Bannu. The teams are divided into two groups whereas the matches will be played on different grounds.

All arrangements have been finalized and PCB officials and players have reached the respective grounds.

On the opening day, North Waziristan will face Tank on Gomal University cricket ground in DI Khan. Similarly, DI Khan will play against South Waziristan at DI Khan cricket stadium.

The match between Kohat and Mohmand agency will be played on Kohat cricket ground.

Likewise, Khyber Agency team will play its match against Kurram Agency team at Jamrud sports complex.

It merits a mention here that since Fata is given the status of region, the grade-II cricket tournament trophy has been lifted thrice by the Khyber Agency team. The captain of the Khyber Agency team Asif Afridi has vowed to defend the title on fourth consecutive time.