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Afghanistan Premier League (APL)

Postby raja » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:36 am

Normally AK should be opening this thread - but he is not to be seen on the forum of late.

So I'm doing the honours.

The first edition of the APL starts tomorrow (5th October). All games in this edition will be played in Sharjah, UAE.

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The first edition of Afghanistan Premier League (APL) 2018 will start on Friday, October 5. The T20 tournament organised by the Afghanistan Cricket Board envisions to become the top domestic Twenty20 cricket league competition for Afghanistan. The first edition will be played in the United Arab Emirates.

The Afghanistan Premier League (APL T20) will feature twenty-three matches to be played between 5 and 21 October 2018 in Sharjah.

Many well-known players like Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi, Colin Munro, Brendon McCullum, Ryan ten Doeschate, Thisara Perera, Andre Russell and others will be in action for their respective franchises.

Afghanistan Premier League (APL) 2018: Full Schedule

Date Time in IST Match
5 October 2018 9:30 pm IST Kabul vs Paktia Royals
6 October 2018 5:30 pm IST Kandahar Kings vs Nangarhar Leopards
6 October 2018 9:30 pm IST Balkh Legends vs Kabul
7 October 2018 5:30 pm IST Nangarhar Leopards vs Paktia Royals
7 October 2018 9:30 pm IST Balkh Legend vs Kandahar Kings
9 October 2018 9:30 pm IST Kabul vs Nangarhar Leopards
10 October 2018 9:30 pm IST Balkh Legends vs Paktia Royals
11 October 2018 5:30 pm IST Kabul vs Kandahar Kings
11 October 2018 9:30 pm IST Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards
12 October 2018 5:30 pm IST Kandahar Kings vs Paktia Royals
12 October 2018 9:30 pm IST Kabul vs Nangarhar Leopards
13 October 2018 5:30 pm IST Balkh Legends vs Paktia Royals
13 October 2018 9:30 pm IST Kandahar Kings vs Nangarhar Leopards
14 October 2018 5:30 pm IST Balkh Legends vs Kabul
14 October 2018 9:30 pm IST Nangarhar Leopards vs Paktia Royals
16 October 2018 9:30 pm IST Kabul vs Kandahar Kings
17 October 2018 5:30 pm IST Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards
17 October 2018 9:30 pm IST Kandahar Kings vs Paktia Royas
18 October 2018 5:30 pm IST Balkh Legends vs Kandahar Kings
18 October 2018 9:30 pm IST Kabul vs Paktia Royals
19 October 2018 9:30 pm IST Semi Final 1
20 October 2018 9:30 pm IST Semi Final 2
21 October 2018 9:30 pm IST Final
Afghanistan Premier League (APL) 2018 matches: Venue

All Afghanistan Premier League (APL) 2018 matches will be played at the same Venue - Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah, UAE.

Afghanistan Premier League (APL) 2018: Teams and players

Kabul Zwanan 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 Legends 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 Panthers 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 Leopards 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, Kevin O’Brien, 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

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Re: Afghanistan Premier League (APL)

Postby Katto » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:49 am

raja wrote:All Afghanistan Premier League (APL) 2018 matches will be played at the same Venue - Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah, UAE.


everything you need to know :)

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Re: Afghanistan Premier League (APL)

Postby bolero » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:39 am

I would like the Afghanistan Cricket League to be played in Afghanistan.

Will generate local interest. But not sure, who will guarantee the security in Kandahar, Jalalabad, Ghazni, Kunduz etc.

Kabul may still be manageable.

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Re: Afghanistan Premier League (APL)

Postby Going South » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:41 am

any global TV telecast plans?

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Re: Afghanistan Premier League (APL)

Postby Katto » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:17 am

bolero wrote:I would like the Afghanistan Cricket League to be played in Afghanistan.

Will generate local interest. But not sure, who will guarantee the security in Kandahar, Jalalabad, Ghazni, Kunduz etc.

Kabul may still be manageable.


dunno, dodging bombs might add extra intrigue and new skill sets required

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Re: Afghanistan Premier League (APL)

Postby bolero » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:14 pm

Katto wrote:
bolero wrote:I would like the Afghanistan Cricket League to be played in Afghanistan.

Will generate local interest. But not sure, who will guarantee the security in Kandahar, Jalalabad, Ghazni, Kunduz etc.

Kabul may still be manageable.


dunno, dodging bombs might add extra intrigue and new skill sets required


Bombs bursting all over and cricket providing the diversion.

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Re: Afghanistan Premier League (APL)

Postby Paddles » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:37 pm

Watching Abu Dhabi t20.

Plenty of famous cricketers but the level of bowling is abysmal. It could just be a bad game - but this game is not at a broadcast worthy standard compared to what domestic cricket is not broadcast.
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Re: Afghanistan Premier League (APL)

Postby Paddles » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:39 pm

I do not recall ever seeing this many full tosses.

Not beamers. Juicy full tosses. From fast and spin bowlers alike.
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At the toss Faf said to Finch that you lads can bat - Finch replied "no, no we can't-we really can't".

Finch then saw Travis Head and Darcy Short start put on sun screen and said "Getting a bit optimistic aren't you?"

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Re: Afghanistan Premier League (APL)

Postby Paddles » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:41 pm

And wides.

This is terrible cricket.
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At the toss Faf said to Finch that you lads can bat - Finch replied "no, no we can't-we really can't".

Finch then saw Travis Head and Darcy Short start put on sun screen and said "Getting a bit optimistic aren't you?"

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Re: Afghanistan Premier League (APL)

Postby Paddles » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:46 pm

Hobart Hurricanes - terrible bowling.
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At the toss Faf said to Finch that you lads can bat - Finch replied "no, no we can't-we really can't".

Finch then saw Travis Head and Darcy Short start put on sun screen and said "Getting a bit optimistic aren't you?"

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Re: Afghanistan Premier League (APL)

Postby Going South » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:33 pm

Hazratullah Zazai Hits SIX Sixes In Afghanistan Premier League For Kabul Zwanan. 37 Runs Came From An Over By Abdullah Mazari.

he Scored 12 Ball Half-century. Great To See So Many Talents In Afghanistan.