Lahore Qalandars , Pakistan Premier League’s most avidly followed cricket club, has announced The Jazz Rising Stars selected team which will be travelling to Australia, to play a tri-angular series with Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers.

This move has been made to further the development of grass roots cricket in the country by providing youth a platform to further hone and showcase their skills. Lahore Qalandars and Jazz wish to transform the local cricketing landscape in the coming months through this development program. The 15 chosen players include: Tabriaz, Saadullah, Rafeh, Ameer, Najid, Sikandar, Saif, Ghulaam, Usman, Yasir, Ehtisham, Ahmed, M Irfan, M Umar, and Mudassar.

Lahore Qalandars , has signed a contract with Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Sydney Thunder which will allow the two to exchange academy facilities, training staff, and emerging players. The contract allows Lahore Qalandars ' emerging players to use Thunder's facilities. Announcement is based upon the promise made by Lahore Qalandars during the Jazz Rising Stars program and the aforementioned contract.

Director of Cricket Operations - Lahore Qalandars , Aqib Javed added: “I am excited to see whether the talent we find is capable of adapting the challenge being put before them. It will not be easy and the applicants will have to push themselves harder than they have ever done before. Some will rise and some will fall, but I hope the two that emerge justify our trust in them.”