The inaugural edition of Afghanistan Premier League 2018, a T20 tournament organized by the Afghanistan Cricket Board after the great performance of the afghani players in different t20 leagues and at international level.

APL 2018 will starts from 5th October and final will be played on 21st October.

5 teams will took a part in the first edition of the APL 2018.


  • Kabul Zwanan

  • Paktia Panthers

  • Balkh Legends

  • Nangarhar Leopards

  • Kandahar Knights


First edition of APL 2018 will play at UAE because few foreign players is also took part in this so.

APL 2018 squad for Balkh
Chris Gayle (Icon Player), Colin Munro, Mohammad Nabi, Ravi Bopara, Aftab Alam, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Irfan, Ben Laughlin, Kamran Akmal, Qais Ahmad, Usman Ghani, Ikram Ali Khil, Ryan ten Doeschate

APL 2018 squad for Kabul
Rashid Khan (Icon Player), Laurie Evans, Javed Ahmadi, Farid Malik, Colin Ingram, Luke Ronchi, Hazrat Zazai, Sohail Tanvir, Wayne Parnell, Shahidullah Kamal, Muslim Musa, Laurie Evans, Afsar Zazai, Mohammad Asghar Hotak

APL 2018 squad for Kandahar
Brendon McCullum (Icon Player), Sam Billings, Karim Janat, Najib Zadran, Paul Sterling, Wahab Riaz, Asghar Stanikzai, Tymal Mills, Iftikhar Ahmad, Hamza Hotak, Karim Sadiq, Sayed Shirzad, Mohammad Naveed

APL 2018 squad for Nangarhar
Andre Russell (Icon Player), Mushfiqur Rahim, Najib Tarakai, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Ben Cutting, Tamim Iqbal, Mujeeb Zadran, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohammad Hafeez, Rahmat Shah, Naveen ul Haq, Zahir Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane

APL 2018 squad for Paktia
Shahid Afridi (Icon Player), Faheem Ashraf, Samiullah Shinwari, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Cameron Delrport, Thisara Perera, Mohammad Shahzad, Chris Jordan, Luke Wright, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Faheem Ashraf, Zia ur Rahman Akbar, Calum McLeod



Afghanistan Premier League (APL) 2018: Full Schedule
DateTime in ISTMatch
5 October 20189:30 pm ISTKabul vs Paktia Royals
6 October 20185:30 pm ISTKandahar Kings vs Nangarhar Leopards
6 October 20189:30 pm ISTBalkh Legends vs Kabul
7 October 20185:30 pm ISTNangarhar Leopards vs Paktia Royals
7 October 20189:30 pm ISTBalkh Legend vs Kandahar Kings
9 October 20189:30 pm ISTKabul vs Nangarhar Leopards
10 October 20189:30 pm ISTBalkh Legends vs Paktia Royals
11 October 20185:30 pm ISTKabul vs Kandahar Kings
11 October 20189:30 pm ISTBalkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards
12 October 20185:30 pm ISTKandahar Kings vs Paktia Royals
12 October 20189:30 pm ISTKabul vs Nangarhar Leopards
13 October 20185:30 pm ISTBalkh Legends vs Paktia Royals
13 October 20189:30 pm ISTKandahar Kings vs Nangarhar Leopards
14 October 20185:30 pm ISTBalkh Legends vs Kabul
14 October 20189:30 pm ISTNangarhar Leopards vs Paktia Royals
16 October 20189:30 pm ISTKabul vs Kandahar Kings
17 October 20185:30 pm ISTBalkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards
17 October 20189:30 pm ISTKandahar Kings vs Paktia Royas
18 October 20185:30 pm ISTBalkh Legends vs Kandahar Kings
18 October 20189:30 pm ISTKabul vs Paktia Royals
19 October 20189:30 pm ISTSemi Final 1
20 October 20189:30 pm ISTSemi Final 2
21 October 20189:30 pm ISTFinal