Afghanistan Premier League APL slated for Oct 2018 in UAE
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. Get all details around Afghanistan Premier League schedule, squads, tickets & live streaming options here.
There’s good news for Afghanistan cricket fans. 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 24th October 2018.
In the first season of the Afghanistan Premier League, there will be five teams in action and 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 Afghanistan Premier League.
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.
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 likes of T20 Blast, CPL, LPL, BBL and even the South African T20 competition could be played around that time.
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 tickets for this Afghanistan Premier League first season will be available soon too as we get closer to the start of the tournament.