<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/acb.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-706272" alt="acb" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/acb.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> <p></p> <p></p>The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has confirmed that its inaugural five-team Twenty-20 Afghanistan Premier League (APL) would be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in October 2018. <p></p> <p></p>ACB Chairman Shukrullah Atif Mashal said more than 40 overseas cricketers have expressed interest in playing the APL T20. <p></p> <p></p>"Their presence will raise the quality of the league from the Shpageeza Cricket League that we organise at home," Mashal said. <p></p> <p></p>[link-to-post url="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/no-india-afghanistan-test-series-in-iccs-ftp-2019-2022-705506"][/link-to-post] <p></p> <p></p>"We are thankful to the overseas cricketers for helping Afghanistan Cricket rise to the next level," he added. <p></p> <p></p>"We are grateful to our government for its support and encouragement. We believe we can provide our youth the platform to shine and move away from negative influences," he said. <p></p> <p></p>ACB Chief Executive Shafiqullah Asamat Stanikzai said cricket "has been a unifying tool, contributing to peace, development and stability in the country and around the globe. The Board aims to make APL T20 among the world's top three leagues."