Shpageeza Cricket League 2020: Complete list of players participating in the tournament

Shpageeza Cricket League 2020: Complete list of players participating in the tournament

The league features all the top stars from Afganistan cricket.

Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi,Mujeeb ur Rahman, Asghar Afghan and Mohammad Shahzad
Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Asghar Afghan, and Mohammad Shahzad. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

The players’ draft was announced for the Shpageeza Cricket league, the prime league of Afganistan cricket board. The tournament is kicking off from 6th September and the final will be played on 18th September. The extravaganza has been preponed to avoid any clash with the Indian Premier League (IPL). Notably, the first game of the IPL will be played on 19th September.

All the matches of the tournament will be played at Kabul Cricket Stadium. The tournament was supposed to start from 13th September but was shifted to a week prior. The league features all the top stars from Afganistan cricket and is a celebrated league in the Asian nation. The tournament features 6 teams and Mis Ainak Knights are the defending champions.

The players were divided into different pools. The pools were named, Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Silver. Each team has retained one player and selected an icon player as well. The tournament will be played with protocols keeping in mind the ongoing pandemic. The security of the event is also very important considering the situation in Afghanistan.

The final squad after the 2020 players draft:

Kabul Eagles:

Saminullah Shinwari (retained), Rahamnullah Gurbaz (icon player), Mujeeb ur Rahman, Naveen ul Haq (diamond), Azmatullah Omarazai, Riaz Hassan, Fazmanullah Safi, Zia ur Rehman Akbar, Sediqullah Atal, Younus Ahmadzai, Zia ur Rahman Sharifi, Ishaq Rahimi, Ihsanullah Ihsan, Abdullah Naib, Rahim Mangal, Nijat Masood, Rahmanullah Zadran.

Mis-e Ainak Knights:

Muhammad Nabi (retained), Mohammad Shahzad (icon player), Najeebullah Tarakia, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Shahidullah Kamal, noor Ahmad Lakanwal, Abdul Rahman, Sadiqullah Pacha, Dawlat Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Ibrahim Khan, Bahar Ali Shinwari, Abid Taniwal, Abdullah Mazari, Abdul Baqi, Popal, Jamshid Khan, Ghamai Zadran.

Bost Defenders:

Gulbadin Naib (retained), Karim Janat (icon player), Humza Hotak, Rahmat Shah, Ehsanullah Janat, Syed Ahmad Shirzad, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Munir Ahmad Kakar, Tahir Adil, Saleem Safi, Waqarullah Ishaqzai, Imran Janat, Nisar Wahdat, Mohammad Alam, Ghulam Dastiger, Naseebullah Sherdali, Zia ul Haq Eashkil.

Amo Sharks:

Juma Gul Miakhil (retained), Javed Ahmadi (icon player), Yousuf Zazai, Farhan Zakhail, Farhid Malik, Murad Muradi, Shawkhat Zaman, Yamin Ahmadzai, Zahid Zakhail, Hayatullah Nasiri, Darwish Rasooli, Batin Shah, Fitraullah Khawri, Qasim Oryakhil, Abdul Wasi, Nasratullah Quraishi, Imran Mohammadi.

Speenghar Tigers:

Najibullah Zadran (retained), Qais Ahmad (icon player), Aftab Alam, Kareem Khan Sadiq, Shabeer Noori, Fazal Zazai, Zahir Khan Pakteen, Waheedullah Shafaq, Abdullah Adil, Nasir Omar, Rahmatullah Sahak, Parwiz Malikzai, Baheer Shah Mahboob, Zubaid Akbari, Zahir Shehzad, Majeeb Alam.

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Band-e Amir Dragons:

Rashid Khan (retained), Asghar Afghan (icon player),  Sharafudin Ashraf, Hanid Hassan, Ibrahim Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Tarik Stanikzai, Mirwais Ashraf, Waqarullah Salamkhil, Nasir Jamal, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Sardar, Ibrahim Abdurrahimzai, Wafadar Momand, Ikram Alikhil, Imran Mir, Parwin Amin.