Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Friday asserted on conducting the domestic T20 tournament, Afghanistan Premier League.
The apex body is planning on staging the tournament between the December-January window, and also confirmed to the Cricbuzz.
The inaugural edition of the APL was supposed to take place in 2019 but it was postponed due to the funding issues of the league. The company that possessed the official rights to host the tournament had failed to meet scheduled payments. The ACB removed the company from the position to organise the tournament with an immediate effect.
”We are looking forward to launch it[ APL] in late December or first January,” ACB’s interim chief executive Nazim Zar Abdulrahimzai told Cricbuzz.
‘‘We are looking to have the franchises and we will have the franchises we will be pulling carpet that we can do it and we are trying that,” he said.
Currently, the Afghanistan cricketers including Rashid Khan, Mujib Ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi are playing in The IPL. The IPL will end on November 10 and by December, all the players are expected to be available for their domestic league that is on papers.