KABUL (SW) – The Afghanistan Cricket Board today terminated the Afghanistan Premier League Sanction and Commercial Rights Agreement with Snixer Sports and postponed season II of the league to next year.
According to the ACB, the failure by Snixer Sports to pay the complete rights fees of the first edition as per the fees and payment schedule of the agreement and concerns about risks for integrity of the league posed by people connected to Snixer Sports are the reasons for termination that form material breaches of the agreement.
ACB also wrote to Attorney General’s Office of Afghanistan to fully investigate the administrative allegations of corruption in the league. It is likely that the former ACB officials including former chairman Atif Mashal and CEO Shafiqullah Stanekzai, are also summoned by the AGO for investigations.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board is committed to ensuring transparency in all its affairs and is accountable to all stakeholders, it said. The second season of the Afghanistan Premier League has been postponed to next year and a tender will be duly issued for sanction and commercial rights of the league.
The first edition of APL was held in October 2018 in the UAE, and the Balkh Legends emerged the Champions.