ACB, RTA sign ten-year Strategic partnership MoU for APL T20

ACB, RTA sign ten-year Strategic partnership MoU for APL T20

Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and Radio Television of Afghanistan (RTA) signed a ten-year strategic partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for conducting the Afghanistan Premier League T20 from 2021 to 2030. The two sides also signed an agreement based on which RTA was declared the principle organizer of Shpageeza Cricket League for the same period.

The MoU was signed in an event organized in Kabul which was attended by top management from both organizations as well as dignitaries from the Government and Afghanistan’s National Olympic Committee.

Addressing the event, RTA Chairman Mr. Ismail Miakhail called Afghan national players the pride of the country who have represented Afghanistan with dignity across the globe. As national organizations, RTA and ACB strive to present cricket in high quality to the audience in order to develop the game further in Afghanistan. Fortunately, we share the same vision for the game.

ACB Chairman Mr. Farhan Yusefzai reciprocated the remarks of RTA Chairman and added: RTA and ACB will work together to achieve more. With coordination from both entities, APL T20 will be a huge success. Afghan players represent the future of the nation and that APL T20 will provide them with yet another opportunity to shine.

Mr. Yusefzai also took the opportunity to request Afghan private sector, businesses and investors to invest more in cricket and help develop the game further in Afghanistan.

National team’s skipper Asghar Afghan also addressed the event calling APL T20 a great opportunity for young Afghan players to showcase their talent. Afghan remarked that APL T20 will strengthen Afghan cricket both from technical and financial aspects as players, coaches and administration will earn revenue from the league. He added that APL T20 will produce many players which will raise the overall standard of domestic cricket in the country.

The second edition of Afghanistan Premier League T20 will be held in the United Arab Emirates and will feature many overseas players in addition to players from Afghanistan’s domestic cricket.

The Afghanistan Premier League (APL) is a Twenty20 cricket franchise tournament run by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), held in the United Arab Emirates. The 2020/21 Afghanistan Premier League will be the second edition of the Afghanistan Premier League Twenty20 (T20) franchise cricket tournament. Balkh Legends are the defending champions.

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