The inaugural edition of Afghanistan Premier League 2018 will get underway on October 05, Friday with Kabul Zwanan and Paktia Panthers locking horns in the season opener at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah. The 23-match tournament will witness five teams competing for the title at a single venue – Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah.
The five franchises are based out of the following provinces in Afghanistan – Kabul, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Balkh and Paktia and will compete under Afghanistan Cricket Board administration. Afghanistan Cricket Board is eyeing to make APL a giant brand and attract maximum players, crowds & viewership from across the globe. ACB wants Afghanistan Premier League to be in top 3 cricket leagues in the world.
Brendon McCullum, Sunil Narine, Mitchell McClenaghan, Dwayne Bravo, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Shahid Afridi are a few of the notable T20 players who will gather all the attention to the tournament.
FULL SCHEDULE: AFGHANISTAN PREMIER LEAGUE (APL) 2018
|Date||Fixture||Time in IST|
|5 October 2018||Kabul vs Paktia Royals||9:30 pm IST|
|6 October 2018||Kandahar Kings vs Nangarhar Leopards||5:30 pm IST|
|6 October 2018||Balkh Legends vs Kabul||9:30 pm IST|
|7 October 2018||Nangarhar Leopards vs Paktia Royals||5:30 pm IST|
|7 October 2018||Balkh Legend vs Kandahar Kings||9:30 pm IST|
|9 October 2018||Kabul vs Nangarhar Leopards||9:30 pm IST|
|10 October 2018||Balkh Legends vs Paktia Royals||9:30 pm IST|
|11 October 2018||Kabul vs Kandahar Kings||5:30 pm IST|
|11 October 2018||Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards||9:30 pm IST|
|12 October 2018||Kandahar Kings vs Paktia Royals||5:30 pm IST|
|12 October 2018||Kabul vs Nangarhar Leopards||9:30 pm IST|
|13 October 2018||Balkh Legends vs Paktia Royals||5:30 pm IST|
|13 October 2018||Kandahar Kings vs Nangarhar Leopards||9:30 pm IST|
|14 October 2018||Balkh Legends vs Kabul||5:30 pm IST|
|14 October 2018||Nangarhar Leopards vs Paktia Royals||9:30 pm IST|
|16 October 2018||Kabul vs Kandahar Kings||9:30 pm IST|
|17 October 2018||Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards||5:30 pm IST|
|17 October 2018||Kandahar Kings vs Paktia Royals||9:30 pm IST|
|18 October 2018||Balkh Legends vs Kandahar Kings||5:30 pm IST|
|18 October 2018||Kabul vs Paktia Royals||9:30 pm IST|
|19 October 2018||Semi-Final 1||9:30 pm IST|
|20 October 2018||Semi-Final 2||9:30 pm IST|
|21 October 2018||Final||9:30 pm IST|
WHERE TO WATCH: TV INFO
In India, you can watch the complete action of Afghanistan Premier League (APL) 2018 on DSport. DSport has acquired the broadcasting rights for APL in India and will telecast all the matches live along with the opening and closing ceremony.
You can also visit www.aplt20.tv to catch up all the latest updates, ball by ball score, match result, points table and many more.
For complete squad and player list of all the teams, click here.