ICC approves plans for APL
The Afghanistan Cricket Board’s (ACB) plans for the staging of the Afghanistan Premier League (APL) received a significant boost as the International Cricket Council (ICC) gave its stamp of approval for the tournament.
According to a release on the ACB website, ICC’S approval enabled ‘member boards to issue No Objection Certificates (NOCS) to players associated with the respective boards’.
The APL will begin as a five-team tournament, and will be played between October 5 and 21 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The league will be made up of teams from Kabul, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Balkh and Paktia.
The bidding process for the ownership of the franchises is ongoing, and it is expected to be concluded later this month. ICC