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KPL: Kabul Zalmi defeats Pamir Stars by 8 wickets

(Last Updated On: July 26, 2023)

The Kabul Premier League (KPL) is well underway and drawing much excitement among cricket supporters around the country.

Wednesday’s matches kept Pamir Stars on top of the log after they secured their second win of the tournament against Shamshad Eagles.

While Shamshad Eagles won the toss and elected to bowl first, Pamir Stars held on to their winning streak with the help of Shahzad Mohammadi’s century. They defeated the Eagles by 38 runs.

So far Pamir Stars have two wins and zero losses to their name, while the Eagles sit at the bottom of the table with no wins after two games.

In Wednesday’s second match of the day, Kabul Zalmi defeated Abasin Defenders by 4 wickets. Both matches were held at the Ayobi Sports Complex in Kabul.

Kabul Zalmi meanwhile put in an incredible batting show in the 2nd inning as they chased down Defenders’s 156-run target.

On Tuesday, day two of the exciting league tournament, Shamshad Eagles lost to Abasin Defenders by six wickets while the other match saw Kabul Zalmi and Shaheen Hunters share a point after the match was rained out.

On Monday Pamir Stars beat Shaheen Hunters in the opening match.

On Thursday, July 27, Pamir Stars will take on Kabul Zalmi in the first of two matches. This early morning match will be followed by the second match of the day between Shamshad Eagles and Shaheen Hunters.

Tune in to enjoy each match live

Ariana Television Network (ATN) has the rights to produce and broadcast the new T20 domestic cricket league tournament, which will run through to August 2

The new league, aptly named Kabul Premier League – or KPL2023 – will be played at the Ayobi Sports Complex and consists of five franchises. Teams will play through the season with the top four going through to the playoffs and then the finals.

Each team will comprise 16 players and the tournament will run for at least eight days in July each year.

In support of local cricket development, ATN is excited to have secured the rights to film, produce and broadcast this tournament, which is certain to help improve the skills of individual players.

For the most part, two matches will be held a day and ATN will broadcast both.

This includes terrestrial broadcasts and digital.

This latest scoop is one of a growing list of exciting sporting events that ATN has lined up for its loyal fans and supporters.

To watch tomorrow’s exciting matches be sure to tune in to Ariana Television from 8am on Thursday morning.

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