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APL - Inaugural edition of Afghanistan Premier League Schedule for October 2018 Live Scores, Squads, TV Broadcast information

Afghanistan Premier League 2018 is an inaugural edition of the twenty20 tournament organized by Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB).


Afghanistan Premier League 2018 is an inaugural edition of the twenty20 tournament organized by Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB). APL is a professional men’s domestic Twenty20 cricket league competition in Afghanistan, the inaugural edition of the Afghanistan Premier League scheduled to be held from October 05 to October 21 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates.



Afghanistan is set to join the growing ranks of countries that have a T20 competition of their own, with their cricket board (ACB) announcing the launch of the Afghanistan Premier League. Following the signing of the tournament's MoU on Thursday, its first edition is set to take place in October 2018.

"There will be a total of 23 matches between five teams," ACB chief executive Shafiq Stanikzai told ESPNcricinfo. "The league will take place in the UAE, but we haven't yet decided on which cities will play host to the league. But now we have got official approval from the Emirates Cricket Board, and we'd like to thank them for that."

Stanikzai revealed that an auction to purchase the five teams would be held in March, with a player draft to be held after that. Approximately 40 cricketers from overseas have expressed an interest in participating in the APL T20, which gives it a far heftier international presence than what Afghanistan's other T20 competition, the Shpageeza Cricket League, enjoyed last year.

TEAM SQUADS FOR AFGHANISTAN PREMIER LEAGUE 2018

Over 350 players from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, West Indies, South Africa, Australia, England, Ireland, Zimbabwe, UAE, Scotland, Hong Kong, Oman, Nepal and Canada have registered in six different categories (Icon, Diamond, Gold, Silver, ICC Associate and Emerging) to be picked in the draft process by the franchises.

Kabul Squad: Rashid Khan, Luke Ronchi, Hazrat Zazai, Colin Ingram, Farid Malik, Javed Ahmadi, Sohail Tanveer, Laurie Evans, Wayne Parnell, Shahidullah Kamal, Muslim Musa, Afsar Zazai, Mohammad Asghar Hotak, Zahir Shirzad, Shawkat Zaman

Balkh Squad: Chris Gayle, Colin Munro, Mohammad Nabi, Ravi Bopara, Aftab Alam, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Irfan, Ben Laughlin, Kamran Akmal, Qais Ahmad, Usman Ghani, Ikram Ali Khil, Ryan ten Doeschate, Tariq Stanikzai, Fitratullah Khawry, Samiullah Salarzai, Farhan Zakhil

Paktia Squad: Shahid Afridi, Thisara perera, Mohammad Shahzad, Cameron Delport, Samiullah Shenwari, Chris Jordan, Faheem Ashraf, Luke Wright, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Zia ur Rahman, Calum MacLeod, Tahir Adil, Fazal Zazai, Zia ur Rahman Morkel

Nangarhar Squad: Andre Russel, Tamim Iqbal, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ben Cutting, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Najib Tarakai, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Hafeez, Rahmat Shah, Naveen ul Haq, Zahir Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Fazal Haq, Nasrat Qureshi, Khaybar Omar

Kandahar Squad: Brendon McCullum, Wahab Riaz, Asghar Stanikzai, Paul Sterling, Najibullah Zadran, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Karim Janat, Tymal Mills, Sam Billings, Iftikhar Ahmad, Hamza Hotak, Karim Sadiq, Sayed Shirzad, Mohammad Naveed, Waqar Salamkhel, Abdul Baqi, Waqarullah Ishaq


DSPORT to broadcast live coverage of APL – Afghanistan Premier League T20 2018 in India and its subcontinent (Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Maldives, and Bhutan) countries; all matches streamed live in the Indian subcontinent on their digital platform (Website, App). India-based sports television channel DSport has accuired media rights in the Indian territory for the first season of Afghanistan Premier League. DSport is a Premium Sports Channel owned by Discovery Sports India, has acquired the exclusive broadcasting rights of the tournament.


Matches Schedule as follows:

Date: October 05, 2018
Match: Kabul vs Paktia, 1st T20
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 04:00 PM GMT, 08:00 PM Local, 09:30 PM IST

Date: October 06, 2018
Match: Nangarhar vs Kandahar, 2nd T20
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 12:00 AM GMT, 04:00 PM Local, 05:30 PM IST

Date: October 06, 2018
Match: Kabul vs Balkh, 3rd T20
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 04:00 PM GMT, 08:00 PM Local, 09:30 PM IST

Date: October 07, 2018
Match: Nangarhar vs Paktia, 4th T20
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 12:00 AM GMT, 04:00 PM Local, 05:30 PM IST

Date: October 07, 2018
Match: Kandahar vs Balkh, 5th T20
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 04:00 PM GMT, 08:00 PM Local, 09:30 PM IST

Date: October 09, 2018
Match: Kabul vs Nangarhar, 6th T20
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 04:00 PM GMT, 08:00 PM Local, 09:30 PM IST

Date: October 10, 2018
Match: Balkh vs Paktia, 7th T20
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 04:00 PM GMT, 08:00 PM Local, 09:30 PM IST

Date: October 11, 2018
Match: Kabul vs Kandahar, 8th T20
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 12:00 AM GMT, 04:00 PM Local, 05:30 PM IST

Date: October 11, 2018
Match: Nangarhar vs Balkh, 9th T20
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 04:00 PM GMT, 08:00 PM Local, 09:30 PM IST

Date: October 12, 2018
Match: Paktia vs Kandahar, 10th T20
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 12:00 AM GMT, 04:00 PM Local, 05:30 PM IST

Date: October 12, 2018
Match: Nangarhar vs Kabul, 11th T20
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 04:00 PM GMT, 08:00 PM Local, 09:30 PM IST

Date: October 13, 2018
Match: Paktia vs Balkh, 12th T20
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 12:00 AM GMT, 04:00 PM Local, 05:30 PM IST

Date: October 13, 2018
Match: Nangarhar vs Kandahar, 13th T20
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 04:00 PM GMT, 08:00 PM Local, 09:30 PM IST

Date: October 14, 2018
Match: Kabul vs Balkh, 14th T20
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 12:00 AM GMT, 04:00 PM Local, 05:30 PM IST

Date: October 14, 2018
Match: Nangarhar vs Paktia, 15th T20
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 04:00 PM GMT, 08:00 PM Local, 09:30 PM IST

Date: October 16, 2018
Match: Kabul vs Kandahar, 16th T20
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 04:00 PM GMT, 08:00 PM Local, 09:30 PM IST

Date: October 17, 2018
Match: Nangarhar vs Balkh, 17th T20
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 12:00 AM GMT, 04:00 PM Local, 05:30 PM IST

Date: October 17, 2018
Match: Kandahar vs Paktia, 18th T20
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 04:00 PM GMT, 08:00 PM Local, 09:30 PM IST

Date: October 18, 2018
Match: Kandahar vs Balkh, 19th T20
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 12:00 AM GMT, 04:00 PM Local, 05:30 PM IST

Date: October 18, 2018
Match: Kabul vs Paktia, 20th T20
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 04:00 PM GMT, 08:00 PM Local, 09:30 PM IST

Date: October 19, 2018
Match: TBA vs TBA, 1st Semi-Final
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 04:00 PM GMT, 08:00 PM Local, 09:30 PM IST

Date: October 20, 2018
Match: TBA vs TBA, 2nd Semi-Final
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 04:00 PM GMT, 08:00 PM Local, 09:30 PM IST

Date: October 21, 2018
Match: TBA vs TBA, Final
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 04:00 PM GMT, 08:00 PM Local, 09:30 PM IST


ACB chairman Atif Mashal was also buoyant about the new T20 competition's potential. "The Afghanistan T20 Premier league will provide a valuable opportunity for Afghan players to play alongside major names in international cricket," he said.

This is the second major T20 competition that the UAE will play host to, potentially on an annual basis. Both seasons of the Pakistan Super League have been played in the UAE, while all but three matches of the third PSL season - that begins next month - are slotted to be played in the Emirates as well.


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