Kazim Nasser, (TCA) official
The 16 foreign-based professional cricketers from Kenya, India, United Kingdom and South Africa are expected to arrive in Dare s Salaam today ahead of the tournament that gets underway tomorrow.
The Tanzania Cricket Association official, Kazim Nasser, said the players would attend a practice session at the tournament venue of Leaders Club early tomorrow morning.
Four franchised teams will be competing in the four-day tourney as the foreign players will join the domestic ones during the event.
Teams lined up to compete are Castle Lager Rockets (Tanzania Breweries Ltd), Dikdiks (Dar International Cricketers), Gyproc Strikers ( Gyproc – Saint Gobain ) and Maxx Changers (Maxx Bureau De Change).
The event is also supported by PEPSI and K.H. Khimji Ltd.
The games will be played on the newly refurbished natural grass wicket at the Leaders Club.
The franchise owners were expected to distribute sporting gear for their respective teams by yesterday.
Gyproc Strikers and Maxx Changers will play the opening game tomorrow afternoon at the Leaders Club.
The APL cricket tournament was inaugurated in 2009 and has been consistently been staged to attain its fifth edition this year.
The event has also been a huge boost to domestic cricketers who learn some skills from the visiting players