Thirty-five Afghan cricketers enter CPL draft

Thirty-five Afghan cricketers have been listed for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 player draft that will be held in London next week on 22 May.

They are among record 536 players from 20 overseas countries and hosts West Indies who are available to be picked by the six CPL teams.

Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Qais Ahmad and Mohammad Shahzad are among the Afghans in the mix for the draft.

The West Indian T20 tournament will kick off in August this year.

The draft list includes some of the best players in the format including the likes of Jofra Archer, Shakib Al Hasan, JP Duminy, Rashid Khan and Alex Hales along with the Windies stars like Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer.

Full list of Afghan CPKL T20 draft nominees: Qais Ahmad, Aftab Alam, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Usman Ghani, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Amir Hamza, Karim Janat, Shahidullah Kamal, Rashid Khan, Zahir Khan, Fitratullah Khawari, Ikram Ali Khil, Nijat Masood, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Darwish Rasooli, Farmanullah Safi, Mohammad Waqar Salamkheil, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Shahzad, Anwar Shaiman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Samiullah Shenwari, Sayed Shirzad, Mohammad Asghar Afghan, Mujeebur Rahman, Abdul Wasi, Dawlat Zadran, Ghamai Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Noor Ali Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai.

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