The second edition of the Afghanistan Premier League (APL) has been delayed for a year owing to funding problems. It has been revealed that chief investors Snixer Sports failed to complete rights fees of APL 2018 and have thus been removed as the tournament organizers.
Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has also written to the Attorney General’s Office of the Government of Afghanistan to investigate in a possible case of “corruption in the league.” APL is the latest competition to be rocked by financial problems leading to postponement with the inaugural Euro T20 Slam canceled recently before commencing.
The APL was adorned by the presence of several star players last year, including the likes of Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi, Andre Russell, and Brendon McCullum. The first APL season was won by Balkh legends, who triumphed in the final against Kabul Zwanan after young leg-spinner Qais Ahmad picked up 5 wickets for 18 runs in 4 overs.