The first edition of the Asian Premier League (APL) T20 2017 will be played at TU Cricket Ground, Kathmandu, Nepal from 19th June to 4th July 2017.
In association with 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, including the final, semifinals and third place decider.
A total of 150 players has been drafted out of which 108 players have been selected by the team owners. The six teams in total will play against each other in the round robin league before the top four making it to the semi-finals.
The tournament offers a lucrative prize money of INR 25 lakhs to the winners, while the runner-up will bag a cash prize of INR 10 lakhs. An amount of 5 lakhs will be rewarded to the which places third. Apart from cash prizes, the Player of the Series will be awarded a car. There is also special prize ‘Entertainer of the Day’ which will be picked from the crowd.
Team Squad for APL T20 2017:
Rana Naveed ul Hassan (c), Brian Chari, Mohd. Faran, Manish Mor, Suraj Badoriya, Deepak Bhati, Kulwinder Singh, Lovedeep Brar, Sunil Kumar, Raghav Bali, Pawan Yadav, Anil Sharma, Savan Pahariya, Rohit Siani, Sachin Mayur, Gaurav Sharma, Parwinder Manhera, Hemang Choudhary.
Al Amin Hossian (c), Haseeb Amjad, Sagir ul Hassan, Anwar Hossain, Prabhath Nuwan, Susantha Kulathilaka, Anku Dubey, Viraj Lakaruwan, Naveen Poonia, Mohd. Karim, Pawan Kumar, Quazi Zeesan Ahmad, Sanjog Binkar, Vicky Chauhan, Karan Gupta, Chandan Sharma, Sanket Sahu, Touqeer Riasat.
Abdul Shakoor (c), Ravi Verma, Sandeep Singh, Ali Malik, Dawood Ejaz, Kasish Nidha, Harshana, Ramesh Panchal, Abhinandan Kalia, Vijay Yadav, Satish Kumar, Pradeep Kumar, Amit Kumar, Pranab Batra, Dhamika, Sajitha Asangha, Mohammad Imran, Deepak Arora.
Swapnil Patil (c), Karanveer Singh, Gurmeet Singh, Puneet Bhati, Sandeep Jangir, Manjinder Singh, Rajat Sharma, Simrat Bawa, Amar Karanwal, Sagar Sharma, Pawan Sahu, Deepak Chauhan, Kuldeep Singh, Sachin Kumar, Hardeep Brar, Amandeep Singh, Suresh Kumar, Ajit Chaudhary.
Stuart Macgill (c), Paresh Lohani, Kamil Khan, Malwinder, Vineet Dhyani, Sarvesh Shrishat, Shyammohan Srivastava, Bhupendra Thapa, Amar Singh Routela, Siddhant Raj Sahi, Pawan Chandel, Dishant Yadav, Jitender Sharma, Rahul Panday, Rajveer Singh, Danjay Tyagi, Ashish Bisht, Gaurav Barabade.
Sri Lankan Lions:
Tilakratne Dilshan (c), Vishva Gayashan, Nishan Samarakkody, Dinesh Nakrani, Malintha,
Rashmina, Sudesh Indunal, Sandun Samarakoddy, Sanket Sahu, Vaibhav Arora, Karan Walia, Akash Goutal, Sanjay Khichad, Kartik Kuruveti, Mohd. Nizamuddin, Utsav Chandra, Nikhil Namdev, Kamlesh Yadav.
Former IPL anchor and popular TV presenter Karishma Kotak will be the host for the tournament.