The very first edition of Afghanistan Premier League (APL), officially Gulbahar Afghanistan Premier League because of the sponsorship reasons. It is a Twenty20 cricket Board (ACB), held in the United Arab Emirates at Sharjah cricket stadium. The first season of the league will take place between 5 and 21 October 2018 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, with up to 40 overseas players being involved. The selected five teams have been, named after regions of Afghanistan.
In the first season, there will be five teams based out of the accompanying places in Afghanistan – Kabul, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Balkh and Paktia. The league will be played more than 17 days with 23 matches altogether. Every one of these squads will go head to head against the other four twice. Toward the finish of the league stage of the opposition, each side would have played 8 times and the main 3 or 4 teams will make it to the thump out phase of the competition.
Afghanistan Cricket Board is Looking forward to make APL impactful on an international level and draw in most extreme players, swarms and viewership from over the globe. ACB needs Afghanistan Premier League to be in best 3 cricket league internationally. Brendon McCullum, Sunil Narine, Mitchell McClenaghan, Dwayne Bravo, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Shahid Afridi are a couple of the iconic overseas T20 players who will attract all the regard for the APL league.
Check out the schedule below :
- Kabul Zwanan vs Paktia Panthers- 5 October 2018
- Kandahar Kings vs Nangarhar Leopards – 6 October 2018
- Balkh Legends vs Kabul Zwanan – 6 October 2018
- Nangarhar Leopards vs Paktia Panthers- 7 October 2018
- Balkh Legend vs Kandahar Kings – 7 October 2018
- Kabul Zwanan vs Nangarhar Leopards – 9 October 2018
- Balkh Legends vs Paktia Panthers – 10 October 2018
- Kabul Zwanan vs Kandahar Kings – 11 October 2018
- Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards – 11 October 2018
- Kandahar Kings vs Paktia Panthers – 12 October 2018
- Kabul Zwanan vs Nangarhar Leopards – 12 October 2018
- Balkh Legends vs Paktia Panthers – 13 October 2018
- Kandahar Kings vs Nangarhar Leopards – 13 October 2018
- Balkh Legends vs Kabul Zwanan – 14 October 2018
- Nangarhar Leopards vs Paktia Panthers – 14 October 2018
- Kabul Zwanan vs Kandahar Kings – 16 October 2018
- Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards – 17 October 2018
- Kandahar Kings vs Paktia Panthers – 17 October 2018
- Balkh Legends vs Kandahar Kings – 18 October 2018
- Kabul Zwanan vs Paktia Panthers – 18 October 2018
- Semi Final 1 – 19 October 2018
- Semi Final 2 – 20 October 2018
- Final – 21 October 2018
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