The players draft for the sixth season of Shpageeza Cricket League (SCL) was held at ACB headquarters in Kabul on 03rd Aug 2019. The players were chosed from the draft by the six franchise team’s, Mis-E Ainak Knights, Kabul Eagles, Bost Defenders, Band-E Amir Dragons, Speenghar Tigers & Amo Sharks. The sixth season of the SCL is scheduled to be held in late August at Kabul International Cricket Stadium.
Players were chosen from five categories of Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver & Emerging. That was before all the six franchises retained their marquee players from the previos editions. Band-E Amir Dragons (Rashid Khan), Mis-E Ainak (Mohammad Nabi), Bost Defenders (Gulbadin Naib), Speenghar Tigers (Shafiqullah Shafaq), Kabul Eagles (Asghar Afghan) and Amo Sharks (Mirwais Ashraf) were the retained players.
The franchises chose the ICON players (salary cap of 550,000 AFG) in the next draft, with Speenghar Tigers (Najibullah Zadran), Kabul Eagles (Hazratullah Zazai), Bost Defenders (Mohammad Shahzad), Band-E Amir Dragons (Mujeeb Zadran) & Amo Sharks (Shapoor Zadran), picking their preferred selections. The main players draft in all the categories took place after that.
With the 2nd edition of Afghanistan Premier League (APLT20) scheduled in Oct 2019, performances in Shpageeza will be vital for players to get into the franchise squads of APLT20 and also impress the national selectors ahead of their home series against West Indies in India.
Bost Defenders, the 2018 edition champions, also took part in the inaugural edition of Abu Dhabi T20 in Oct 2018. The previous editions have seen overseas players from Zimbabwe, South Africa and Pakistan take part in the tournament, along with overseas coaches for the franchise team’s as well.
2019 Shpageeza Cricket League Squads
Band-E Amir Dragons: Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Farid Malik, Imran Janat, Afsar Zazai, Nasir Jamal, Azmatullah Omarzai, Zahir Zergai, Shawkat Zaman, Nijat Masood, Hayatullah, Batin Shah Abdurahimzai, Fitratullah Khawri, Naveed Obaid, Zamir Khan, Usman Adil, Rifatullah & Qasim Oryakhil
Kabul Eagles: Asghar Afghan, Hazratullah Zazai, Karim Janat, Samiullah Shinwari, Hamza Hotak, Waqar Salamkhail, Yousaf Zazai, Younas Ahmadzai, Waheedullah Shafaq, Mohammad Sardar, Tahir Adil, Imran Mir, Abdullah Mazar, Abdurehman, Abdul Malik, Abdul Baqi Popal, Mohammadullah, Bakhtar Atal & Abdullah Adil
Speenghar Tigers: Shafiqullah Shafaq, Najibullah Zadran, Sayed Shirzad, Najeeb Tarakai, Shahidullah Kamal, Hamid Hassan, Zahir Khan, Karim Sadiq, Wafadar Momand, Abdul Wasi, Shabir Noori, Nasir Totakhil, Nawaz Khan, Bahir Mahboob, Ishaq Zazai, Tamim Surkhrodi, Inamullah, Asif Musazai & Shamsurahman Karokhil
Bost Defenders: Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Shahzad, Qais Ahmad, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Darwish Rasooli, Dawlat Zadran, Zia ur Rahman, Muslim Musa, Nisar Wahdat, Khaibar Omar, Fazal Haq, Sayed Nasrat Quraishi, Bahar Ali Shinwari, Waqarullah Ashaqzai, Sadam Mangal, Nasir Omar, Farhad Momand, Zahid Sahibzada & Noor ul Haq Malikzai
Amo Sharks: Mirwais Ashraf, Shapoor Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Usman Ghani, Ibrahim Zadran, Ghamai Zadran, Ikram AliKhil, Rokhan Barakzai, Abdul Rahim Mangal, Fazal Zazai, Zia ur Rahman Sharifi, Farmanullah, Arif Khan Dawlatzai, Munir Ahmad, Zia ul Haq Farmani, Juma Gul Miakhil, Nangyalai, Parviz Amin & Parviz Malikzai
Mis-E Ainak Knights: Mohammad Nabi, Sharafudin Ashraf, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ihsanullah Janat, Fazal Niazai, Naveen ul Haq, Tariq Stanikzai, Noor Ali Zadran, Yamin Ahmadzai, Farhan Zakhil, Rahmatullah Sahak, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Zahidullah, Abidullah Taniwal, Zia ul Haq Eisakhil, Rahmanullah Zadran, Noor Ahmad, Najib Stanikzai & Zohaib Zamankhil
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