On the one hand, while the officials of the Afghanistan Cricket Board have assured the world that the game will not be harmed even in the midst of Talibani fear, on the other hand a picture is going viral, which has no connection with cricket. Actually, a picture is being shared on Twitter, about which it has been claimed that some Taliban have entered the office of Afghanistan Cricket Board with AK-47 along with former cricketer Abdullah Mazari.
Not only this, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is preparing to 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 after the Taliban occupation. 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 eight franchises were sold on Thursday in a ceremony held at the ACB’s head office in Kabul. These eight franchises are Hindukush Starrs, Pamir Zalmiyan, Spinghar Tigers, Kabul Eagles, Amo Sharks, Boast Defenders, Bandh-e Amir Dragons, Miss A Ainak Knights.
Hindukush Stars and Pamir Aliyan are the new franchises. In a statement, ACB CEO Hamid said, “This time SCL will provide a whole new experience to the viewers and fans. It will also be very good for the players financially.