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DSport to broadcast inaugural edition of Afghanistan Premier League

Iconic players like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Brendon Mccullum will feature in the tournament

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MUMBAI: Cricket fans in India will be treated with yet another overseas competitive cricket league from 5 to 21 October, as DSport will bring live cricketing action from the inaugural edition of the Afghanistan Premier League.

There are going to be 23 thrilling T-20 matches played across a span of 17 days. The T20 franchise based tournament will witness five teams in its inaugural season having over 35 overseas players across 10 nations representing different teams and battling it out to emerge on the top. The launch of the Afghanistan Premier League will also give a chance to some emerging players to play against and alongside the world’s best players.

Speaking about the association, Discovery Communications India senior VP and general manager - South Asia Karan Bajaj said, “We are excited to partner with Afghanistan Cricket Board to broadcast the inaugural edition of Afghanistan Cricket League in India. We expect huge traction for the league given the presence of super stars of cricket and the fact all the matches will be played at prime time in India.”

Speaking on the occasion, Afghanistan Cricket Board CEO Shafiqullah Stanikzai said, “We are delighted that the APL T20 will be carried to close to 100 million homes in India through the broadcast on DSport. We expect a keenly fought competition which is sure to enthrall the cricket loving viewers in India."

Talking about the association with the Afghanistan Premier League, Lex Sportel Vision MD and CEO RC Venkateish said, “We are delighted to partner with Afghanistan Cricket Board to produce this league and telecast the same on DSport. We look forward to deepening our association with the young and enthusiastic Afghan cricket establishment, not just for this tournament but for future tournaments as well.”

Star player Chris Gayle said, “I have played T20 leagues across the world but I am especially excited to be part of inaugural edition of Afghanistan Cricket League. I can see Afghanistan emerging as a future global cricket power– the young talent that has emerged from the country is indeed impressive. The new league will offer a huge opportunity to the young players of this emerging cricket nation to learn from the best in the world.”

Afghanistan was given the rights to play Test after playing top class international cricket last year, where it debuted against India. Afghanistan stands eighth in T20 ranking and has also qualified for the 2019 World Cup which bears testimony to the massive growth of cricket in this country. With the presence of some highly talented players in Afghanistan like Rashid Khan who tops the table in the best bowlers category and Mohammad Nabi who is world number two in the lll rounder category in the T20 format, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is all set with this one of its kind league in order to provide a major platform for emerging players to showcase their talent and enter the world of competitive cricket.

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