Afghanistan's Cricket Board (ACB) late Saturday announced that the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has granted approval for the attendance of crowds at a reduced capacity-- 30%--for the seventh edition of the Shpageeza Cricket League.
Matches will be held at Kabul Cricket Stadium from September 6 - 16, 2020.
According to the guidelines issued, “ACB has to make sure the spectators maintain a distance of at least two meters and watch the match at an open space in the stands," and that "spectators wear masks which shall be provided to them by ACB,” it said.
The ACB will ensure that all the players, support staff and others who are part of the league test negative for COVID-19 ahead of the matches, it added.
The tournament has six teams - Amo Sharks, Band-e Amir Dragons, Boost Defenders, Kabul Eagles, Mes Ainak Knights and Spin Ghar Tigers.
The Mes Ainak Kights won the tournament last year.
The Shpageeza League competition is intended to help the Afghan players prepare for international competitions.