Afridi, Gayle and Rashid Among Icon Players Picked for Afghanistan Premium League T20

(Afghanistan Cricket Board)

Shahid Afridi, Chris Gayle, Rashid Khan, Brendon McCullum and Andre Russell had been picked because the icon gamers for the inaugural Afghanistan Premium League T20 that can happen from October 5-23, 2018.The participant draft for the match was held on Tuesday and the icon gamers picked by the groups characteristic names synonymous with the shortest model of the game.

The match will consist of 5 franchises from the Afghan cities of Kabul, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Paktia and Balkh. Nevertheless, all of the matches shall be performed on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in UAE.

Afridi was picked by Patkia whereas Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid was chosen as Kabul’s icon participant. Jamaican stars Gayle and Russell had been snapped up by Balkh and Nangarhar, respectively. McCullum was chosen by Kandahar.

Different notable Afghanistan gamers who’ve been picked within the draft are Mohammed Nabi, Mohammad Asghar and Mujeeb Zadran. The pool of overseas gamers who had been picked after the primary three rounds of the draft embody Colin Ingram, Ravi Bopara, Ben Chopping, Luke Ronchi, Colin Munro and Tamim Iqbal.

“Every proprietor is meant to have a Minimal $5,55,000 and Most $700,000/- participant purse. The Franchise may have an extra purse of $145,000/- to buy three gamers and if there’s an unspent quantity after choosing the complete crew, the identical will be retained,” Afghanistan Cricket Board CEO Shafiqullah Stanikzai acknowledged on the occasion.

The franchises may also be allowed to interchange a participant in case of damage on the approval of the APL Governing Council. The substitute participant have to be from the pool of gamers accessible from the draft checklist.

The squads for every franchise taking part within the APLT20 shall be determined after the opposite draft rounds are accomplished. Every crew will need to have a minimal of 17 gamers and a most of 20.

First Printed: September 11, 2018, 11:16 AM IST


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