American Premier League

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American Premier League
Sport Cricket
Founded 2009
CEO Jay Mir
No. of teams 6 international teams
Country United States United States
TV partner(s) ABC
UBC (UBC Sport Plus, UBC SuperSport Gold)
Siamkeela TV
Football Siam TV
Official website American Premier League (APL) Cricket

The American Premier League was a Twenty20 cricket league based in the United States of America. The first league was scheduled to take place between October 6 and October 24, 2009. The APL was owned and promoted by Jay Mir.

Affiliation and match plans[edit]

The American Premier League was in contact with the USA Cricket Association but did not formally apply for approval.[1][dead link] In 2009 the International Cricket Council (ICC) issued a memo to member nations stating that the event is unapproved and warning nations not to release their players to the event.[2]

The league had planned to play twice a year at baseball's Richmond County Bank Ballpark. In 2009 APL announced an imminent three year deal with minor league club the Staten Island Yankees who own the venue.[3] Six teams were expected to take part in the first event: Premium Pakistan, Premium India, Premium Bengal, Premium West Indies, Premium World and Premium America, but the event did not materialise.

In 2009 the ICC announced support for the creation of a Twenty20 cricket competition in the US to compete against the APL, and in December 2010 the board of the United States of America Cricket Association that it had signed a $10 million deal with New Zealand Cricket and other investors as stakeholders, creating a new body called Cricket Holdings America to manage all commercial rights for cricket in USA, including Twenty20 rights, in perpetuity [4]

No American Premier League matches were played in 2010, and as of April 2011 no further matches have been announced.

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