ISLAMABAD - First Pakistan Petroleum Limited PTF Trophy will start today here at Senator Dilawar Abbas Tennis Complex in which 12 affiliated units teams will appear in the event.

Wapda, Punjab, POF, IC Pakistan, Pakistan Senior Tennis Association, Army, Pakistan Air force, Sindh, Islamabad Tennis Association, HEC, KPK Tennis Association and Balochistan Tennis Association will appear in the five day event. The championship will be played on the Davis Cup format and each team has nominated 4 players and one captain.

The teams have been divided into four groups: Group A comprising, Wapda, POF, PSTA. Punjab, IC Pakistan and Army have been placed in Group B while PAF, Sindh and ITA are in group C and HEC, KPK TA and BTA in group D. Group matches will be played on round robin basis. Winner of each group will qualify for the semi-finals. Winner of Group A semi-final will face winner of Group C while winner of Group B will meet winner of Group D. Loser of semi-finals will play for the 3rd position. The matches will start at 11:00am and opening ceremony will be held at 10:30. Four matches will be played on opening day.