LAHORE - The Royal Bank of Scotland sponsored National Twenty20 Cup for the year 2008-09 was launched here Tuesday with all the 13 teams of 11 regions taking part in the five day activity. Giving details of the Cup, PCB COO Saleem Altaf said that all members of the national team have been advised to take part in the event beginning from May 25. He said that the final of the RBS Cup will be played under lights on May 29. According to the schedule, five matches will be played daily and besides the Gaddafi Stadium, the LCCA ground will also be hosting two matches daily while three games will be played at the stadium. Two matches at the Gaddafi Stadium will be played under flood lights. He said other than national team players, all active cricketers of the country will participate in the tournament. "The twenty20 tournament is the most popular of the four domestic tournaments in the country. A total of 13 regional teams from all the leading cities across Pakistan have been divided into four groups," he said. He said that a total of 18 matches will be played - 12 at the Gaddafi Stadium and six at the LCCA Ground, Lahore. The Gaddafi stadium matches will be telecast live on a private television channel. PCB director cricket (domestic) Sultan Rana said: "We are delighted to welcome RBS again as lead sponsors of the tournament and are very optimistic that this tournament will also be a great success. We look forward to further strengthening cricket at the domestic level thus providing more players at the grass roots level with opportunities to perform and qualify for cricket at the international level." We in Pakistan have greatly benefited with the RBS's global experience in Domestic Cricket by developing the game into a competitive and absorbing sport." Speaking on the occasion, Salman Sarwar Butt, Head of Retail Banking, RBS Pakistan said: "The RBS sponsorship of the twenty20 tournament for the second consecutive year reinforces our commitment to Pakistan cricket. With enormous popularity across the nation cricket is by far the most popular of all sports both played and watched. RBS is delighted to continue the partnership with the PCB". Reward Money Breakup Winning Team - Rs. 2,500,000 Runners Up - Rs. 1,000,000 Man of the Match (final) - Rs. 50,000 Best Batsman - Rs. 30,000 Best Bowler - Rs. 30,000 Best Wicketkeeper - Rs. 30,000 Best Fielder - Rs. 30,000 Prize Money* (semi-final 1) - Rs. 100,000 Prize Money* (semi-final 2) - Rs. 100,000 Prize Money * (final team) - Rs. 100,000 Man of the Match (17 matches): Rs. 425000 TOTAL - Rs. 4,395,000 Teams Faisalabad Wolves: Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain), Shahid Nazir (V. Captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Ali, Zeeshan Asif, Naved Latif, Khurram Shehzad, Farrukh, Mohammad Salman (WK), Samiullah Khan, Asad Ali, Mohammad Talha, Saeed Ajmal, Saadat Munir, Hasan Mahmood. Reserves: Hasan Mahmood jnr, Jahandad Khan, Ali Raza, Qaiser Iqbal, 20. Imran Ahmed. Officials: Tariq Fareed (Manager), Wasim Haider (Coach). Sialkot Stallions: Shoaib Malik (captain), Imran Nazir, Mohammad Ayub (vice captain), Haris Sohail, Qaiser Abbas, Kamran Younis, Suleman Ali, Shakeel Ansar (WK), Abdur Rehman, Naved Arif, Shahid Yousuf, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mansoor Amjad, Naeemuddin, Ahmed Butt. Reserves: Rizwan Sultan, Ayaz Tasawwar, Adeel Malik , Tahir Mughal, 20. Faisal Javed. Officials: Naeem Akhtar (Manager), Shahid Anwar (coach) Multan Tigers: Abdur Rauf (captain), Sohaib Maqsood, Saeed Anwar jnr, Naved Yasin, Taimur Ahmed, Kashif Naved, Rizwan Haider, Zulfiqar Babar, Gulraiz Sadaf (WK), Ansar Javed, Majid Majeed, Ahmed Raza, Mohammad Irshad, Babar Ali, Rameez Alam. Reserves: Shahbaz Hussain, Basit Ali, Abid Ali, Ali Moazzam, 20. Fayyaz-ul-Hasan, Officials: Sheikh Saleem (Manager), Manzoor Elahi (coach) Quetta Bears: Irfan Ismail (captain), Bismillah Khan (V. Captain), Shoaib Khan, Khalil Ahmed, Fareeduddin Agha, Mohammad Ali, Faizullah, Imran Khan, Jalat Khan, Maqbool Umaid, Mohammad Aslam, Nazar Hussain, Abdullah Jan, Taimur Ali, Gauhar Faiz. Reserves: Naik Mohammad, Taimur Khan, Atta-ur-Rehman, Farhan Khan, 20. Mohibullah Officials: Khuda Buksh Silaichi (Manager), Abdul Rehman (Coach) Rawalpindi Rams: Sohail Tanvir (Captain), Umar Amin, Naved Malik, Awais Zia, Naved Ashraf, Usman Saeed, Jamal Anwar (WK), Yasir Arafat, Yasim Murtaza, Faisal Iqbal, Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Rameez, Zahid Mansoor, Usama Sharoon, Fawad Hussain. Reserves: Rizwan Akbar, Hammad Azam, Adnan Mufti, Hamid Riaz, 20. Shoaib Nasir, Officials: Sheikh Abdul Sattar (Manager), Sabih Azhar (Coach) Islamabad Leopards: Shoaib Akhtar (Captain), Iftikhar Anjum (V. Captain), Bazid Khan, Saad Altaf, Afaq Raheem, Fayyaz Ahmed, Zohaib Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Naeem Anjum (W K), Fakhar Hussain, Ali Sarfraz, Sajid Ali, Zeeshan Mushtaq, Faizan Riaz, Kamran Hussain. Reserves: Syed Zeeshan Ali, Raja Mohammad Kashif (WK), Irfan Talib, Shazad Azam Rana, 20. Tauseef Sarwar Abbasi Officials: Nasir Iqbal (Manager), Taimoor Azam (Coach) Lahore Eagles: Azhar Ali, Aamer Sajjad (V. Captain), Ahmed Dar, Khaqan Arsal, Ashfaq Ahmed, Kamran Sajid, Ali Raza (WK), Muzaffar Mehboob, Junaid Zia (Captain), Ahmed Butt, Asif Raza, Mohammad Khalil, Usman Malik, Aizaz Cheema, Abid Ali. Reserves: Hamza Pracha, Mohammad Saeed, Hasan Dar, Mustafa, 20. Zeeshan Ali Officials: Nawab Mansoor Hayat Khan, Sajjad Akbar (Coach) Lahore Lions: Kamran Akmal (WK) (Captain), Salman Butt (V. Captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Sohail Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Imran Farhat, Nasir Jamshed, Abdur Razzaq, Waqas Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Naved, Raza Ali Dar, Imran Ali, Naeem Arshad, Jahangir Mirza. Reserves: Shahbaz Butt (WK), Riaz-ud-Din Officials: Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Naved Anjum (Coach) Abbottabad Rhinos: Adnan Raees (Captain), Yasir Shah (V. Captain), Ghulam Mohammad, Fawad Khan, Riaz Kail, Khalid Usman, Mohammad Junaid Khan, Mir Azam Khan, Hamad Ali Shah, Armaghan Ellahi, Wajid Ali, Rashid Mansoor, Usman Khan, Inam Khan, Rashid Nawaz. Reserves: Haris Bilal, Umair Khan, Javedullah, Waqar Orakzai, 20. Farooq Afridi, Officials: Hajji Khalid Zaman (Manager), Shaukat Mirza (Coach) Peshawar Panthers: Younis Khan (Captain), Umar Gul, Yasir Hameed, Fawad Ali, Sajjad Ahmed Jan, Nawaz Ahmed, Mahfooz Sabri, Aftab Khan, Zulfaqar Jan (WK), Hamad-ul-Hasan, Mohammad Aslam, Nauman Habib, Shakeel-ur-Rehman, Waqar Ahmed, Imran Khan. Reserves: Mohammad Rizwan, Azam Jan, Jamaluddin, Azam Khan, 20. Jannisar Khan, Officials: Zakir Khan (Manager), Akhtar Sarfaraz (Coach) Karachi Dolphins: Khalid Latif (Captain), Shahid Khan Afridi, Khurram Manzoor, Hasan Raza, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Afsar Nawaz, Sarfraz Ahmed (W K), Mohammad Sami, Tahir Khan, Sohail Khan, Anwar Ali, Azam Hussain, Rameez Raja, Tariq Haroon. Reserves: Abdul Ameer, Asif Zakir, Iftikhar Khan, Adnan Kaleem, 20. Misbah Khan, Officials: Munir Ali Qadri (Manager), Jalaludin (Coach) Karachi Zebras: Faisal Iqbal (Captain), Shahzaib Hasan, Naumanullah, Shaharyar Ghani, Daniyal Ahsan, Akbar Rehman, Saeed Bin Nasir, Javed Mansoor, Tanvir Ahmed, Uzair-ul-Haq, Tabish Khan, Faraz Ahmed Khan, Asim Kamal, Fahad Iqbal, Irfanuddin. Reserves: Nauman Alvi, Ali Asad, Ali Mudassar, Malik Aftab, 20. Fahadullah Officials: Saeed Jabbar (Manager), Azam Khan (Coach) Hyderabad Hawks: Faisal Athar (Captain), Rizwan Ahmed, Azeem Ghumman, Aqeel Anjum, Noor Mohammad, Mohammad Urs, Ayaz Jamali (WK), Lal Kumar, Farhan Ayub, Mir Ali Talpur, Pir Zulfiqar, Nauman Ali, Sajjad Laghari, Ghulam Yasin, Aslam Sattar. Reserves: Kashif Bhatti, Nauman Khan, Mohammad Awais (WK), Zulfiqar Gopang, 20. Mahboob Bhutto Officials: Ahmad Ali Jaffari (Manager), Sadiq Muhammad (Coach). Groups: A: Faisalabad Wolves, Rawalpindi Rams, Lahore Lions, Quetta Bears B: Sialkot Stallions, Multan Tigers, Karachi Zebras C: Peshawar Panthers, Hyderabad Hawks, Islamabad Leopards D: Lahore Eagles, Karachi Dolphins, Abbottabad Rhinos Schedule: Date, Teams, Venue, Umpires, Referee, TV Umpire, R. Umpire, Scorer, Press Scorer, Time 25 May, Faisalabad Wolves-Quetta Bears, LCCA Ground Lahore, Kaukab Butt-Islam Khan, Ishtiaq Ahmed, -, -, Abdul Hameed, -, 0900 AM Lahore Eagles-Abbottabad Rhinos, LCCA Ground Lahore, Zaheer Ahmed-K. Mahmood Sr., Muhammad Javed, -, -, Azhar Hussain, -, 1600 PM Karachi Zebras-Sialkot Stallions, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, Akram Raza-Tahir Shah, Khalid Niazi, Anisur Rehman, Akbar Khan, Zahoor Alam, Najamus Saeed, 1400 PM Lahore Lions-Rawalpindi Rams, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, Iftikhar Malik-Rasheed Bhatti, Naeem Ahmed, Ihtshamul Haq, Iqbal Butt, Masood Ahmed, Abdul Hameed, 1730 PM Islamabad Leopards-Peshawar Panthers, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, Zameer Haider-Saleem Badar, Ilyas Khan, Ijaz Ahmed, Jamil Kamran, Najamus Saeed, Azhar Hussain, 2100 PM 26 May, Karachi Zebras-Multan Tigers, LCCA Ground Lahore, Iqbal Butt-Akbar Khan, Ilyas Khan, -, -, Masood Ahmed, -, 0900 AM Faisalabad Wolves-Rawalpindi Rams, LCCA Ground Lahore, Jamil Kamran-Akram Raza, Naeem Ahmed, -, -, Zahoor Alam, -, 1600 PM Peshawar Panthers-Hyderabad Hawks, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, Rasheed Bhatti-Ghaffar Kazmi, Arshad Pervaiz, Ahsan Raza, Kaukab Butt, Azhar Hussain, Najamus Saeed, 1400 PM Karachi Dolphins-Abbottabad Rhinos, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, Shakeel Khan-Nadeem Ghouri, Ishtiaq Ahmed, K. Mahmood Sr., Islam Khan, Najamus Saeed, Abdul Hameed, 1730 PM Lahore Lions-Quetta Bears, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, Saleem Badar-Shozab Raza, Khateeb Rizwan, Riazuddin, Zaheer Ahmed, Abdul Hameed, Azhar Hussain, 2100 PM 27 May, Rawalpindi Rams-Quetta Bears, LCCA Ground Lahore, Shakeel Khan-Iqbal Butt, Khateeb Rizwan, -, -, Zahoor Alam, -, 0900 AM Islamabad Leopards-Hyderabad Hawks, LCCA Ground Lahore, Ijaz Ahmed-Anisur Rehman, Muhammad Anees, -, -, Masood Ahmed, -, 1600 PM Lahore Eagles-Karachi Dolphins, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, Nadeem Ghouri-Ahmed Shahab, Mussaddaque Rasool, Iftikhar Malik, Tahir Shah, Abdul Hameed, Najamus Saeed, 1400 PM Lahore Lions-Faisalabad Wolves, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, Saleem Badar-Zameer Haider, Abdul Sami, Ghaffar Kazmi, Rasheed Bhatti, Najamus Saeed, Azhar Hussain, 1730 PMSialkot Stallions-Multan Tigers, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, Riazuddin-Ihtshamul Haq, Azhar Khan, Ahsan Raza, Shozab Raza, Azhar Hussain, Abdul Hameed, 2100 PM 28 May, SEMI FINAL, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, 1730 PM 28 May, SEMI FINAL, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, 2100 PM 29 May, FINAL, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, 2030 PM Note: First semi final between winner of group (a) vs winner of group (c) Second semi final between winner of group (b) vs winner of group (d) The umpires, referees and scorers for the semi finals and final will be announced later.