The BCCI has turned down Afghanistan Cricket Board's request to host their T20 league in India. <p></p> <p></p>It is rare for the BCCI to say no to ACB as it has contributed immensely to the growth of Afghanistan cricket. <p></p> <p></p>"The ACB did request us to host its league in India but it would not be appropriate considering we have our own league (the IPL)," a BCCI official said. <p></p> <p></p>The ACB officials had conveyed their request to the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim during their meeting in Mumbai on May 16. <p></p> <p></p>ACB CEO Asadullah Khan had also asked for a third home ground in India after Dehradun and Greater Noida and on that front, the BCCI has no issues. Lucknow is likely to be their third home ground in India. <p></p> <p></p>"Since Dehradun doesn't have a five-star hotel, hosting teams is an issue. We would prefer it to be Lucknow," Khan said. <p></p> <p></p>The inaugural Afghanistan Premier League was held in Sharjah from October 5-21, 2018. Five teams took part in the competition with Mohammad Nabi-led Balkh Legend winning the title. <p></p> <p></p>The event also attracted the participation from known foreign names like Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum, Ben Cutting, Shahid Afridi, Colin Ingram and Colin Munro. <p></p> <p></p>Explosive Afghanistan opener Mohammad Shahzad was the highest run-getter with 344 runs in nine games while Sri Lankan pacer Isuru Udana was the leading wicket-taker with 17 wickets in eight games. <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile, the BCCI is considering ACB's request to allow 10 of its coaches to work with the support staff of leading Ranji Trophy teams during the domestic season. <p></p> <p></p>"It will be a great learning experience for our coaches as they will get to be with the best in the business," said Khan.