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Shpageeza League: 5 companies awarded ownership rights

Shpageeza League: 5 companies awarded ownership rights

Aug 12, 2020 - 15:09

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Ownership rights of the 7th round of the Shpageeza Cricket League have been awarded to five companies during a meeting held at the cricket board office here.

Speenghar Tigers riughts were awarded to Afghanistaninfo-icon Coal Traders Union (ACTU), Kabul Eagles to Ayubi Sportsinfo-icon Complex (ASC), Amo Sharks to NaveedAhmadzai Money Exchange Services (NAMES), Band-e-Amir to Daily Fresh Company (DFC) and Mis-e-Ainak to Hazrat Trading Company (HCL).

The meeting was held at the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) Head Office between ACB’s acting CEO Nazeem Jar Abdul Rahimzai, and the franchisees of the five teams of the Shpageeza Cricket League.

The contract was signed by their representatives Shams-ur-Rahman, Abdul Latif Ayubi, Haji Zalmai Zadran, Waheed Afghan and Naveed Ahmadzai representing ACTU, ASC, HCL, DFC and NAMES respectively.

Abdul Rahimzai addressed the meeting and referred to SCL being the largest league in domestic cricket which helped ACB find genuine hidden talents in Afghanistan and hoped it will continue to serve the same purpose among others.

Abdul Rahimzai said: "I would like to thank the owners of all the companies who came and invested in acquiring the ownership of the teams. I assure them of all kinds of cooperation and assistance from our side. We will provide all possible facilities.”

He added: "The market has been hit hard by Corona this year and there has been a continuous demand from owners of the companies to only waive team fees for this year so this is like a goodwill gift from our side which should encourage them even more.”

Shams-ur-Rehman Shams and Haji ZalmaiZadran spoke on behalf of the franchise owners of the two teams who said cricket in Afghanistan brought smile on the faces of the people and they would continue to support cricket and invest in more opportunities.

They also called on other national businessmen and investors to support the development and growth of cricket and to make the most of the various opportunities available at ACB.

The franchise contract with 5 out 6 teams of Shpageeza Cricket League has been signed which leaves Boost Defenders being the only one left.

The 7th round of the Shpageeza Cricket League will be played in September and will be televised live on RTA sports



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