The Emirates Cricket Board in a letter sent to the International Cricket Council has approved to hold Afghanistan Premier League of Cricket in United Arab Emirates.
The Emirates Cricket Board has said that the event will start in October in UAE after approval of the ICC, the Afghanistan Cricket Board said in a statement on Wednesday.
Five teams, 80 Afghan and 20 foreign cricketers will compete in the T20 Premier League in United Arab Emirates.
Afghanistan has come a long way since making their World T20 debut in 2010, having qualified for the last 50-over World Cup in Australia and recently beating Ireland across the three formats ODIs, T20 Internationals, and First-Class in a series played at their adopted home ground in Greater Noida in India.
Earlier this month, Afghanistan played a test cricket against India, one of their historic matches since the rise of cricket in the country.
The team won the T20I series against Bangladesh this month.