Cricket is one of the most popular sports in Australia played at different levels—domestic, local and international. Due to its huge popularity in all regions of Australia, cricket is often referred as Australia’s national sport. Cricket has been played in Australia for over 210 years now and contrastingly Australia holds some of the dominant names in the history of the sport worldwide.
To further fuel the passion of cricket lovers in the country, the Australian Premier Cricket League (APCL) was launched on 15 February, and the APCL Trophy unveiled in The Parliament of Victoria.
The APCL trophy was unveiled by Hon Telmo Languiller MP, Speaker of Victorian Legislative Assembly, and Hon Craig Ondarchie MP, Shadow Minister for Investment and Jobs, Shadow Minister for Trade.
The APCL promises to be a professional Twenty20 cricket league to be played every year by franchise teams representing their suburb or area.
Entrpreneur and founder of Yabs, Avniesh Bhardwaj, also a business consultant is one of those spearheading the league.
“APCL believes in growing hand in hand within the community by supporting local sportsmen. Through APCL, young players as well as experienced players will be given an opportunity to exhibit their talent on a nationwide platform,” he says.
The league’s first match was held on Sunday, 12 February, at C H Sullivan Memorial Park in Reservoir, Victoria.