Afghanistan’s Shpageeza Cricket League’s Auction done and dusted

The league is expected to take-off in Kabul from July 18- July 28 later this year.

Tamim Iqbal
Bangladesh cricketer Tamim Iqbal. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is all geared up to host their IPL-style T20 league called Shpageeza Cricket League. The auctions for the Cricketing league was conducted yesterday involving International cricketers from Bangladesh, New Zealand, Pakistan and Zimbabwe.

The league was earlier carried out on a smaller-scale involving only cricketers from Pakistan and Zimbabwe, who travelled to Afghanistan in a rather low-key affair.

“We have already received great response from the cricketers. This is the first time that so many international cricketers will be playing in this franchise-based league,” ACB CEO Shafiq Stanikzai said from Kabul.

The tournament will witness six teams/franchises which are all owned by Afghan industrialist. The cricketing board has already obtained the approval from the Pakistan, West Indies, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, UAE and Canada for the league.

Although Afghanistan National team’s home ground is in Greater Noida, the league is being held in Afghanistan with the aim to popularise the game in the country and also to make people realise that it is entirely harmless for the International sides to compete in the country.

In the auction, Bangladeshi all-rounder Sabbir Rahman got sold for a sum of 7,00,000 AFN to GP Kabul Eagles, while fellow opener Imrul Kayes went for a sum of 7,00,000 AFN to Arif Azeem BoostDefenders. On the other hand, Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal went for a huge sum of 2.1 million AFN to Muslimyar Speeneghar Tigers. West Indies power hitting all-rounder Reyad Emrit for a similar sum to that of Sabir and Kayes.

Afghanistan cricketer Nasir Jamal went for a sum of 4,40,000 to the Wazirzai Mess Ainak Knights while Noorulhaq was sold for a huge sum of 1 million AFN to Almasafi Amo Sharks. Younus Ahmadzai, on the other hand, was sold for 15,50,000 AFN to Muslimyar Speenghar Tigers.

Following the auction, Afghanistan Cricket Board tweeted:

The league is expected to take-off in Kabul from July 18- July 28 later this year. Here is the list of all the overseas players who went under the hammer yesterday: 

Tamim Iqbal sold for 2.1 Million AFN to Muslimyar Speenghar tigers

Imrul Kayes sold for 700000 AFN through Arif Azeem BoostDefenders

Javid Ahmadi sold for 400000 AFN to Paragon Band e Amir Dragons

Ihsan Jannat sold for 190000AFN to Wazirzai Mess Ainak Knights

Rahmat Shah sold for 170000 AFN to Paragon Band e Amir Dragons

Shahid Kamal sold for 300000 AFN to Paragon Band e Amir Dragons

Fazal Zazai sold for 440000 AFN to Al Masafi Amo Dragons

Imran Jannat sold for 50000 AFN to GP Kabul Eagles

Samiullah sultani sold for 330000 AFN to Paragon Band e Amir Dragons

Mohammad Sabir Rahman Sold for 700000AFN to GP Kabul Eagles

Nasir Jamal sold for 440000 AFN to Wazirzai Mess Ainak Knights

Noorulhaq sold for 1million AFN to Almasafi Amo Sharks

Younus Ahmadzai sold for 1550000 AFN to Muslimyar Speenghar tigers

Khyber Omar sold for 800000 AFN to GP Kabul Eagles

Waheedullah Shafaq sold for 650000 AFN to Arif Azeem Boost Defenders

Ghamay Zadran sold for 55000 AFN wazirzai Mess Ainak Knights

Rahmat Sahak sold for 360000 AFN to Almasafi Amo Sharks

Shawkat Zaman sold for 500000AFN to GP Kabul Eagles

Nasir Omar Sold for 320000 AFN to Arif Azeem Boost Defenders

Tahir Adil sold for 100000 AFN to Almasafi Amo Sharks

Arif Khan sold to 600000 AFN to Paragon Band e Amir Dragons

Munir Ahmad Kakar sold for 100000 AFN to Arif Azeem Boost Defenders

Reyad Emrit sold for 700000AFN to Arif Azeem Boost Defenders

Anwar Ali sold for 700000 AFN to Almasafi Amo Sharks

Solomen Wire sold for 700000 AFN to GP Kabul Eaglea

Karim Jannat sold on AFN to 1050000 AFN to GP Kabul Eaglea

Fazal Naizi sold on 1250000 AFN to Arif Azeem Boost Defendera

Muslim Musa sold on AFN 1M to Paragon Band e Amir Dragons

Amir Hamza sold on 540000 AFN to Muslimyar Speenghar tigers

Rokhan Barikzai sold on 650000 AFN to Muslimyar Speenghar Tigers

Abdullah Mazari sold on 1550000 AFN to GP Kabul Eagles

Nasim Baras sold on 50000.AFN to Arif Azeem Boost Defenders

Nasratullah quraishi sold on 900000 AFN to GP Kabul Eaglea

Abdul Baqi sold on 240000 AFN to Arif Azeem Boost Defenders

Zamir Khan sold on 50000 AFN to Wazirzai Mess Ainak Knight

Nasir Totakhil sold on 320000 AFN to Almasafi Amo Sharks

Mohammad Alam sold on 50000 AFN to Almasafi Amo Sharks

Abudul Wasi sold on 50000 AFN to Muslimyar Speenghar tigers

Rumman Raees sold on 4.2 Millions AFN to Arif Azeem Boost defenders

Dawlat zadran sold on 380000 AFN to Wazirzai Mess Ainak Knights

Naveenulhaq sold on 280000 AFN to Wazirzai Mess Ainak Knights

Yameen Ahmadzai sold on 1.6 M AFN to Almasafi Amo Sharks

Nawaz Khan sold on 100000 AFN to Wazirzai Mess Ainak Knights

Farid Malik sold on 3.1 M AFN to GP Kabul Eagles

Nijat Masood sold on 320000 AFN to Muslimyar Speenghartigers

Ibrahim Abdulramzai sold on 230000 AFN to GP Kabul Eagles

Abdullah Adil sold on 400000 AFN to Muslimyar Speenghartigers

Sohail Khan sold on 710000 AFN to Muslimyar Speenghar tiger