ICC ap­proves plans for APL

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - SPORTS -

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

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