The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) in a statement on Thursday announced the termination of Afghanistan’s Cricket Premier League Sanction and Commercial Rights Agreement with Snixer Sports.
“The failure by Snixer Sports to pay the complete rights fees of the first edition as per the fees and payment schedule of the agreement and concerns about risks for integrity of the league posed by people connected to Snixer Sports are the reasons for termination that form material breaches of the agreement,” the statement said.
ACB also wrote to Afghanistan’s Attorney General’s Office to fully investigate the administrative allegations of corruption in the league.
The ACB is committed to ensuring transparency in all its affairs and is accountable to all stakeholders, the statement said.
The ACB said the second season of the league has been postponed to next year, adding that “a tender will be duly issued for sanction and commercial rights of the league.”
The first season of the league was held in October 2018 in UAE’s Sharjah with participation of Kabul Zwanan, Balkh Legends, Kandahar Knights, Nangarhar Leopards and Paktika Super Kings teams.
Balkh Legends won the first season.