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‘A league of our own’ – T20 tournament adds glamour to Afghan cricket

By: Sarwar Alam

Afghanistan defied decades of conflict to join cricket’s elite club of Test nations, but now they have added a dash of glamour with their inaugural Twenty20 league in the United Arab Emirates. Ten years after India’s IPL changed the face of cricket with music, fireworks and cheerleaders, the Afghanistan Premier League has joined the growing list of T20 tournaments worldwide. The pyrotechnics weren’t long coming, as 20-year-old Hazratullah Zazai’s extraordinary six sixes in one over, part of a record-equalling 12-ball half-century, immediately drew attention from around the globe. “It’s a very proud moment for the entire nation to have a league…

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