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Lahore teams, representing the city of Lahore, have competed in Pakistan's first-class cricket tournaments since 1958–59. They also compete in the national 50-over and Twenty-20 tournaments as the Lahore Lions.

Lahore Metropolis in Punjab, Pakistan

Lahore is a city in the Pakistani province of Punjab. Lahore is the country's second-most populous city after Karachi, and is one of Pakistan's wealthiest cities with an estimated GDP of $58.14 billion (PPP) as of 2015. Lahore is the largest city, and historic cultural centre of the Punjab region, and one of Pakistan's most socially liberal, progressive, and cosmopolitan cities.

Pakistan federal parliamentary constitutional republic in South Asia

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world’s sixth-most populous country with a population exceeding 212,742,631 people. In area, it is the 33rd-largest country, spanning 881,913 square kilometres. Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China in the far northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.

First-class cricket is an official classification of the highest-standard international or domestic matches in the sport of cricket. A first-class match is of three or more days' scheduled duration between two sides of eleven players each and is officially adjudged to be worthy of the status by virtue of the standard of the competing teams. Matches must allow for the teams to play two innings each although, in practice, a team might play only one innings or none at all.

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From 1953-54, the inaugural season of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, until 1957-58, the state of Punjab was represented by the Punjab cricket team (as well as by Punjab A and Punjab B in 1957-58). In the 1958-59 season the Punjab cities Lahore, Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur and Multan fielded teams. Owing to Lahore's population and cricketing strength, beginning with the 1961-62 season the Lahore Regional Cricket Association has usually fielded more than one team in first-class tournaments. (Karachi has done the same since the late 1950s.)

The Quaid-e-Azam Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket championship played in Pakistan between teams representing regional cricket associations and corporations.

The Punjab cricket team represents the Punjab region in Pakistan first-class cricket. Punjab teams played in the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy from its inception in 1953–54 to 1957–58, then in the Pentangular Trophy and Quaid-i-Azam Trophy from 1972–73 to 1978–79, then in the Pentangular Cup from 2007–08 to 2011–12. They also won the inaugural 2008–09 Pentangular One Day Cup.

Rawalpindi Metropolis in Punjab, Pakistan

Rawalpindi, commonly known as Pindi, is a city in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Rawalpindi is adjacent to Pakistan's capital of Islamabad, and the two are jointly known as the "twin cities" on account of strong social and economic links between the cities. Rawalpindi is the fourth-largest city in Pakistan by population, while the larger Islamabad Rawalpindi metropolitan area is the country's third-largest metropolitan area.

From 1958-59 to 2014-15 there have been 18 Lahore first-class teams. In order of appearance they have been:

Lahore
1958-59 to 2003-04, 30 matches in nine seasons; eight wins, nine losses, 13 draws. [1]
The highest score was 203 (retired hurt) by Iftikhar Bukhari in 1960-61. [2] The best bowling figures were 9 for 28 by Khalid Qureshi, also in 1960-61. [3]

Khalid Qureshi was a Pakistani cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1949 to 1966. He toured India in 1952–53 with the Pakistan team but did not play Test cricket.

Lahore A
1961-62 to 1977-78, 30 matches in 10 seasons. [4]

Lahore B
1961-62 to 1977-78, 32 matches in 10 seasons. [5]

Lahore Whites
1963-64 to 2004-05, 37 matches in six seasons; eight wins, 12 losses, 17 draws. [6]

Lahore Greens
1963-64 to 1973-74, 18 matches in six seasons; five wins, three losses, 10 draws. [7]

Lahore Reds
1964-65 to 1973-74, four matches in four seasons; three losses, one draw. [8]

Lahore Blues
1969-70 to 2004-05, 39 matches in seven seasons; 14 wins, 11 losses, 14 draws. [9]

Lahore C
1974-75 to 1975-76, two matches in two seasons; two losses. [10]

Lahore City A
1978-79 to 1987-88, six matches in three seasons; three wins, one loss, two draws. [11]

Lahore City B
1978-79, one match; one loss. [12]

Lahore City
1979-80 to 1999-2000, 166 matches in 19 seasons; 48 wins, 60 losses, 58 draws. [13]

Lahore City Whites
1983-84 to 1986-87, 18 matches in four seasons; six wins, six losses, six draws. [14]

Lahore City Blues
1983-84 to 1986-87, 11 matches in four seasons; five wins, two losses, four draws. [15]

Lahore City Greens
1983-84, three matches in one season; no wins, one loss, two draws. [16]

Lahore Shalimar
2005-06 to 2013-14, 77 matches in nine seasons; 15 wins, 35 losses, 27 draws. [17]

Lahore Ravi
2005-06 to 2013-14, 75 matches in nine seasons; 20 wins, 24 losses, 31 draws. [18]

Lahore Lions
2014-15, 11 matches in one season; two wins, eight losses, one draw. [19]

Lahore Eagles
2014-15, six matches in one season; no wins, four losses, two draws. [20]

Lahore Qalandars

Debuted in 2016 Pakistan Super League.

Honours

Patron's Trophy

Lahore City Blues

Quaid-i-Azam Trophy

Lahore

Lahore Blues

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