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ACB announces Shapagiza Cricket League  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- Cricket tournament announced despite Taliban occupation in Afghanistan
- Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has made a big announcement to hold the tournament
- Shapagiza Cricket League is the domestic T20 tournament of Afghanistan.
Kabul: The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) will organize the domestic T20 tournament Shapagiza Cricket League in an extended manner from September 10 to 25 at the Kabul Cricket Stadium here amid the situation arising out of the Taliban occupation in Afghanistan. With the addition of two more teams to the league, the total number of franchises has gone up to eight. This will be the eighth edition of this league.
The ownership rights of all the eight franchises were sold on Thursday in a ceremony held at the ACB’s head office in Kabul. These eight franchises are Hindukush Stars, Pamir Zalmiyan, Spinghar Tigers, Kabul Eagles, Amo Sharks, Boast Defenders, Band-e Amir Dragons, Miss A Ainak Knights. Hindukush Stars and Pamir Aliyan are the new franchises.
Hamid Shinwari, Chief Executive Officer, ACB, said in a statement, “This time SCL will provide a new experience to the spectators and fans. It will also be financially great for the players.”
There was a stir on Thursday when Taliban fighters entered the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) office in Kabul with guns. He was accompanied by former Afghanistan cricketer Abdullah Mazari. The CEO of the board has assured that cricket in Afghanistan will not be affected despite the changing political situation.
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