Gayle and Russell drafted for inaugural Afghanistan T20

Top Jamaica and West Indies cricketers Chris Gayle and Andre Russell are among a host of high-profile internationals set to feature in the inaugural Afghanistan Premier League from October 5-21 in the United Arab Emirates. Gayle and Russell were picked as "icon players" along with New Zealand's Brendan McCullum, Pakistan's Shahid Afridi and Afgahnistan's Rashid Khan as "icon players", by the five franchises that will contest the tournament.

Gayle was selected by the Balkh Franchise while Russell was picked up by the Nangarhar Franchise. Paktia, Kabul  and Kandahar are the other three franchises.



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