Afghanistan’s private cricket leagues are considered a big boost for the Afghanistan cricket board, but they haven’t got that much support from the governing body in Afghanistan.
In a surprise move, the Afghanistan cricket board is to cancel all the issued licenses for the private cricket leagues by the Afghanistan cricket board (ACB).
According to a source in ACB, The chairman of the board Farhan Yusefzai has ordered the development department in his organization to cancel all the current licenses of private cricket leagues issued so far in the last decade to different investors by the organization.
Source further says, According to Mr. Yusefazai’s new plan, ACB will redistribute the licenses for the annual private cricket leagues to the interested investors based on first come first serve formula but this will be after the cancelation of the current licenses issued so far, but officially to be confirmed by Afghanistan cricket board.
The reported decision has been taken by ACB in the time after the organization stopped the fifth edition of Million cricket league to kick off which was scheduled from the 28th of October in the southeast Khost province.
Million cup authorities led by the current contracted national cricketer fast bowler Shapoor Zadran is accusing the Afghanistan cricket board and its chairman Farhan Yusefzai of illegally blocking their way to stage the Million Cup, But ACB has officially asked them to meet the required condition before getting no-objection certificate (NOC) for the tournament which resulted in a vast demonstration against the ACB nationwide.
Besides the official first-class, list A, Shpageeza, and other provincial cricket tournaments, Afghanistan has few other T20 private cricket leagues annually in the various provinces.
Peace cricket league, Ramazan Trophy, Million Cup, Orang trophy, and some other memorial cricket tournaments are being played annually so far annually in Afghanistan.