Afghanistan Premier League APL Cricket from Oct 5 2018
The first season of the Afghanistan Premier League will be held in 2018 as the top sides in the country come together along with some of the top players from around the world for this tournament. As if their ascent to the world of Test match cricket wasn’t making a lot of waves already, the fans will now get to watch some of their best cricketers feature in a home-grown Afghanistan Premier League T20 starting from 5th to 21st October 2018. Get all details around Afghanistan Premier League schedule, squads, tickets & live streaming options here.
The Afghanistan Premier League will be played in the UAE in the first season with Sharjah expected to be hosts for majority of the matches. In the first season, there will be five teams based out of the following provinces in Afghanistan – Kabul, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Balkh and Paktia. The league will be played over 17 days with 23 matches in total. Each of these teams will face off against the other four twice. At the end of the league stage of the competition, each side would have played eight times and the top three or four teams will make it to the knock-out stage of the tournament.
The APL T20 squads will be announced at the end of a Draft that will be held closer to the start of the tournament that starts off in October, in a bid that it doesn’t clash with some of the other T20 tournaments around the world. The Sharjah Stadium will also host the T10 League from November 23
The Afghanistan Premier League Draft will be on the lines of all the other drafts that are held in other T20 tournaments but for now more confirmation is needed on who are all the players in action during the tournament.
According to sources, all the top T20 cricketers from around the world, including Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Shahid Afridi among others will take part in the competition subject to availability.
The Afghanistan Premier League tickets for the first season will be available soon too as we get closer to the start of the tournament.