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Inaugural Kashmir Premier League all set for grand opening - know the schedule

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The inaugural edition of the Kashmir Premier League 2021 is all set to start on Friday, August 6 at the Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK). All matches will be played at a single venue.

The league will feature six teams playing each other in a round-robin format with top international cricketers including Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi in action.

The six teams competing in the inaugural edition of the league are Rawalakot Hawks, Kotli Lions, Mirpur Royals, Muzaffarabad Tigers, Overseas Warriors and Bagh Stallions.  

The top four teams at the end of the group stage will qualify for the Kashmir Premier League playoffs. The Qualifier will be held on August 14 followed by Eliminator 1 and Eliminator 2 on August 15 and August 16 respectively. 

The Kashmir Premier League will conclude with the grand finale on Tuesday, August 17.

Kashmir Premier League 2021: Schedule, fixtures and India match times

All times in India Standard Time (IST)

Date, Day

Match

Time (IST)

August 6, Friday

Mirpur Royals vs Rawalakot Hawks

8:00 PM IST

August 7, Saturday

Bagh Stallions vs Kotli Lions

1:30 PM IST

August 7, Saturday

Overseas Warriors vs Muzaffarabad Tigers

7:00 PM IST

August 8, Sunday 

Mirpur Royals vs Bagh Stallions

1:30 PM IST

August 8, Sunday

Rawlakot Hawks vs Kotli Lions

7:00 PM IST

August 9, Monday

Overseas Warriors vs Mirpur Royals

1:30 PM IST

August 9, Monday

Rawlakot Hawks vs Muzaffarabad Tigers 

7:00 PM IST

August 10, Tuesday

Muzaffarabad Tigers vs Kotli Lions

1:30 PM IST

August 10, Tuesday

Bagh Stallions vs Overseas Warriors

7:00 PM IST

August 11, Wednesday

Rawlakot Hawks vs Bagh Stallions

1:30 PM IST

August 11, Wednesday

Kotli Lions vs Mirpur Royals

7:00 PM IST

August 12, Thursday

Bagh Stallions vs Muzaffarabad Tigers

10:30 AM IST

August 12, Thursday

Rawlakot Hawks vs Overseas Warriors

3:30 PM IST

August 13, Friday

Overseas Warriors vs Kotli Lions

10:30 AM IST

August 13, Friday

Muzaffarabad Tigers vs Mirpur Royals

3:30 PM IST

August 14, Saturday

Qualifier (Team 1 vs Team 2)

3:30 PM IST

August 15, Sunday

Eliminator 1 (Team 3 vs Team 4)

3:30 PM IST

August 16, Monday

Eliminator 2 (Loser of Qualifier vs winner of Eliminator 1)

3:30 PM IST

August 17, Tuesday

Final (Winner of Qualifier vs Winner of Eliminator 2)

6:30 PM IST

Kashmir Premier League 2021 teams and squads 

Bagh Stallions 

Shadab Khan (icon player), Phil Mustard, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Umaid Asif, Rohnail Nazir, Mohammad Ilyas, Mohammad Imran, Zeeshan Malik, Usman Mughal, Zeeshan Zameer, Furqan Shafique, Safyan Moqeem, Muhamad Junaid, Amir Sohail

Kotli Lions 

Fakhar Zaman (icon player), Monty Panesar, Kamran Akmal, Asif Ali, Usman Qadir, Imran Khan, Akif Javed, Khalid Usman, Ifranullah Shah, Junaid Ali, Abdullah Syed, Syed Haashim Ali, Hassan Raza, Yasir Jan, Abdul Rehman 

Mirpur Royals

Shoaib Malik (icon player), Owais Shah, Sharjeel Khan, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Irfan, Salman Irshad, Amad Butt, Mukhtar Ahmed, Abrar Ahmed, Muhammad Akhlaq, Shadab Majeed, Danyal Allah Diita, Muhammad Taha, Ibtesam Ul Haq, Ammad Alam

Muzaffarabad Tigers  

Mohammad Hafeez (icon player), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sohail Tanvir, Sohaib Maqsood, Mohammad Wasim, Arshad Iqbal, Zeeshan Ashraf, Sohail Akhtar, Usama Mir, Anwar Ali, Arsalan Arif, Tahir Hussain, Inzamam Ul Haq, Usman Arshad, Taimoor Sultan 

Rawalakot Hawks

Shahid Afridi (icon player), Matt Prior, Mohammad Hasnain, Hussain Talat, Ahmed Shehzad, Danish Aziz, Waqas Maqsood, Zafar Gohar, Bismillah Khan, M. Imran Randhawa, Kashir Ali, Faisal Ali, Zaman Khan, Samiullah Afridi, Shahid Ilyas

Overseas Warriors 

Imad Wasim (icon player), Herschelle Gibbs, Haider Ali, Azam Khan, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Musa, Haris Sohail, Qasim Akram, Hammad Azam, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Rashid Naseer, Uthman Ali Khan, Naveed Ahmed, Waleed Ahmed, M Raza Ul Mustafa 

There's no confirmation if the Kashmir Premier League will be broadcast live in India.

Featured photo : Asif Hassan / AFP

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