Asian Premier League T20 kicks off today

Dhaka,  Sun,  20 August 2017
Published : 18 Jun 2017, 21:49:11
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Asian Premier League T20 kicks off today

The first edition of the six-team franchise-based Asian Premier League (APL) T20 tournament will kick off at Tribhuvan University Stadium, Kathmandu, Nepal, today (Monday), reports UNB.

Dubai Warriors will face Nepal Storm in the opening match starting at 2:15 pm (Bangladesh time).

Bangladesh national cricket team pace bowler Al-Amin Hossain-led Bangladesh Tigers will face Pakistan cricketer Rana Naveed Hassan-led Afghanistan Bulls on Tuesday (June 20).

In their remaining league matches Bangladesh Tigers will face Nepal Storm, Dubai Warriors, Indian Stars and Sri Lanka Lions on June 21, 24, 27 and 30 respectively.

In association of the National Sports Council of Nepal, an Indian sports company 'Ultimate Sports Management (USM)' has been organising the event which is studded with former and current international cricketers. Sony Six channel will telecast total 19 matches of the event live, including the final, semifinals and third place decider.

The captains and mentors for six teams have been selected before the auction and 12 iconic players were picked by the selection panel. The remaining 108 players for the six-team were picked from 150 short-listed cricketers through auction.

The six-team will play against each other in the round robin league before the top four making it to the semi-finals.

The event carries a total cash of Rs 6.4 million with top three teams earning Rs four million, Rs 1.6m and Rs 80,000 respectively. The player of the series will win a car.

Bangladesh Tigers squad: Al-Amin Hossain (captain), Haseeb Amjad, Touqeer Riasat, Sagir Ul Hasdan, Anwar Hossain, Prabhath Nuwan, Susantha Kulathilaka, Anku Dubey, Viraj Lakaruwan, Naveen Poonia, Mohammad Karim, Pawan Kumar, Quazi Neesan Ahmed, Sanjog Binkar, Vicky Chauhan, Karan Gupta, Mohammad Ibrahim and Sanket Sahu.
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