The Shpageeza Cricket League 2022 is scheduled to be played from July 18 to August 5 in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Organised by Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), the Shpageeza Cricket League is an annual T20 cricket tournament held to promote cricket and sport in Afghanistan.
The eighth edition of the tournament will see the number of teams increased from six to eight in 2022.
Kabul Eagles, Band-e-Amir Dragons, Mis Ainak Region, Speen Ghar Tigers, Hindukush Stars, Amo Sharks, Boost Defenders and Pamir Zalmi are the eight teams set to participate in Shpageeza Cricket League 2022.
Several top Afghanistan cricketers including Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Mujeeb Ur Rahman will take part in the upcoming season.
As per the schedule, the eight teams will play a total of 32 matches over 19 days. The league phase comprises 28 matches followed by one eliminator, two qualifiers and the final.
All matches of Shpageeza Cricket League 2022 will be played at Kabul International Cricket Stadium.
Since the inception of the tournament in 2013, Kabul Eagles and Speenghar Tigers have been the most successful teams in the tournament, having won the T20 title twice each.
Kabul Eagles are also the defending champions of Shpageeza Cricket League, having defeated Mis Ainak Knights (presently named Mis Ainak Region) by nine runs in the 2020 final.
Where to watch Shpageeza Cricket League 2022 live in India?
Live streaming of Shpageeza Cricket League 2022 matches will be available on the FanCode app and website.
There will be no live telecast of Shpageeza Cricket League matches on any TV channel in India.
Shpageeza Cricket League 2022 teams and squads
Amo Sharks: Ihsanullah Janat (captain), Darwish Rasooli, Abdul Wasi, Afsar Zazai, Yousuf Zazai, Jamshid Khan, Wafadar Momand, Bahir Shah, Rahim Mangal, Abidullah Taniwal, Haji Murad Muradi (wicket-keeper), Janat Gul, Arif Khan, Juma Gul, Abdul Rashid Naseri, Kamran Hotak, Wafiullah Stanikzai, Yahya Khan
Band-e Amir Dragons: Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Nijat Masood, Noor Ahmad, Aftab Alam, Mohammad Tahir Adil, Asif Musazai, Ikram Alikhil (wicket-keeper), Imran Mir, Nasir Totakhil, Farmanullah Safi, Sediqullah Pacha, Mohammad Sardar (wicket-keeper), Irfan Safi, Suliman Arabzai, Mohabat Momand, Amanullah Rafiqi, Abdul Baqi
Boost Defenders: Samiullah Shinwari (captain), Abdul Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Farhan Zakhil, Suliman Safi, Abdul Malik, Zia ur Rehman, Ibrahim Safi, Asadullah Matani, Mohammad Saleem, Mohammad Wasim, Hayatullah Nasiri, Ainuddin Kakar, Bilal Ahmad, Qasim OryaKhail (wicket-keeper), Kamil Kakar, Zafar Khan, Hanifullah Kunari
Hindukush Stars: Hamid Hassan (captain), Hazratullah Zazai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shabir Noori, Nisar Wahdat, Abdullah Adil, Muslim Musa, Zubaid Akbari, Fitratullah Khawari, Shams ur Rahman, Zia ul Haq Eisakhil, Yousuf Shah (wicket-keeper), Jalat Musazai, Akbar Musazai, Imran Mohammadi, Usman Adil, Abdul Hadi, Parvez Amin
Kabul Eagles: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (captain/wicket-keeper), Akbar Ali, Emal Shaheen, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Zadran, Sabir Hanif, Ijaz Ahmadzai, Khalil Gurbaz, Mohammad Nabi, Nasim Mangal, Shahidullah Kamal, Wasim Akram, Ziaur Rahman, Azmatullah Omarzai, Haseebullah Lakanwal, Naveen-ul-Haq, Qais Ahmad, Wahidullah Ali
Mis Ainak Region: Amir Hamza (captain ),Mohammad Shahzad (wicket-keeper), Asghar Afghan, Sediqullah Atal, Zahir Khan, Nangeyalia Kharote, Gulbadin Naib, Riaz Hassan, Bilal Sami, Mohammadullah Hamkar, Allah Noor, Tariq Stanikzai, Sami Totakhil, Faisal Ahmadzai, Hanif Zardan, Bakhtarullah Atal, Khalid Zahedi, Mohammad Zahir
Pamir Zalmi: Shapoor Zadran (captain), Hasmatullah Shahidi, Noor Ali Zadran, Sayed Shirzad, Dawlat Zadran, Fazal Zazai, Waheedullah Shafaq (wicket-keeper), Ghamai Zadran, Rahmat Sahaq (wicket-keeper), Rahmat Shah, Rokhan Barakzai, Fazal Niazai, Amir Zazai, Islam Zazai, Ijaz Ahmad, Majeed Alam (wicket-keeper), Zabiullah Sardarzai, Mohammadullah
Speenghar Tigers: Najibullah Zadran (captain), Usman Ghani, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Batin Shah, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Bahar Shinwari, Izharulhaq Naveed, Shawkat Zaman, Ishaq Rahimi (Wk), Yamin Ahmadzai, Tamim Surkhorodi, Ibrahim Abdulrahimzai, Abid Mohammadi, Ismat Alam, Pakhtoon Sarfaraz, Zahidullah Salimi, Farhad Momand
Shpageeza Cricket League 2022 schedule, fixtures and live India match times
All timings are in India Standard Time (IST)
Monday, July 18
Kabul Eagles vs Band-e-Amir Dragons - 10:00 AM
Mis Ainak Region vs Speen Ghar Tigers - 2:45 PM
Tuesday, July 19
Hindukush Stars vs Amo Sharks - 10:00 AM
Boost Defenders vs Pamir Zalmi - 2:45 PM
Wednesday, July 20
Mis Ainak Region vs Band-e-Amir Dragons - 10:00 AM
Speen Ghar Tigers vs Kabul Eagles - 2:45 PM
Thursday, July 21
Hindukush Stars vs Pamir Zalmi - 10:00 AM
Boost Defenders vs Amo Sharks - 2:45 PM
Friday, July 22
Speen Ghar Tigers vs Pamir Zalmi - 10:00 AM
Mis Ainak Region vs Kabul Eagles - 2:45 PM
Saturday, July 23
Boost Defenders vs Hindukush Stars - 10:00 AM
Amo Sharks vs Band-e-Amir Dragons - 2:45 PM
Sunday, July 24
Speen Ghar Tigers vs Boost Defenders - 10:00 AM
Hindukush Stars vs Band-e-Amir Dragons - 2:45 PM
Monday, July 25
Kabul Eagles vs Amo Sharks - 10:00 AM
Mis Ainak Region vs Pamir Zalmi - 2:45 PM
Wednesday, July 27
Band-e-Amir Dragons vs Boost Defenders - 10:00 AM
Hindukush Stars vs Speen Ghar Tigers - 2:45 PM
Thursday, July 28
Mis Ainak Region vs Amo Sharks - 10:00 AM
Kabul Eagles vs Pamir Zalmi - 2:45 PM
Friday, July 29
Speen Ghar Tigers vs Amo Sharks - 10:00 AM
Band-e-Amir Dragons vs Pamir Zalmi - 3:00 PM
Saturday, July 30
Mis Ainak Region vs Boost Defenders - 10:00 AM
Kabul Eagles vs Hindukush Stars - 2:45 PM
Sunday, July 31
Pamir Zalmi vs Amo Sharks - 10:00 AM
Speen Ghar Tigers vs Band-e-Amir Dragons - 2:45 PM
Monday, August 1
Kabul Eagles vs Boost Defenders - 10:00 AM
Hindukush Stars vs Mis Ainak Region - 2:45 PM
Tuesday, August 2
Qualifier 1 - 10:00 AM
Eliminator - 2:45 PM
Wednesday, August 3
Qualifier 2 - 2:45 PM
Friday, August 5
Shpageeza Cricket League 2022 final - 3:15 PM
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