APL Selection Tournament
After four months of successful trial sessions across the United States, we are proud to announce the last phase of our selection process.
Our American Premiere League Chief Selector and Head Coach, Afzaal Butt, and Assistant Coach, Basit Niazi, are hosting a Selection Tournament this Saturday, August 21st at Kennedy Park in Sayreville, New Jersey.
All players who qualified for the Selection Tournament are invited to join us this Saturday at 10AM sharp. We are also providing one last tryout session for those who did not have an opportunity to tryout previously. This is your last chance to join us for the 2021 season! Come out to Kennedy Park this Saturday for a bonus tryout session!
If you aren’t ready to play professionally yet, not to worry. We plan to host trials every year moving forward. Next year promises to have a big trial selection process, as we plan to add five new teams for our 2022 league!
We are so grateful for all the incredible players who came out to trials this summer. We traveled the country and met players all over, hosting trial sessions in New Jersey, California, Washington DC, Chicago, Florida, and Texas. We are so excited to bring the next generation of cricket stars to America!
About Chief Selector and Head Coach Afzaal Butt
Afzaal Butt has over thirty years of experience in the world of professional cricket. He has played for teams such as Lahore City, Railways, and North West Frontier Province Governor’s XI. He has also played professional cricket in both England and Scotland.
Butt’s coaching experience includes the Pakistan National Team and Pakistan A (Fast Bowling Coach), National Bank of Pakistan (Cricket Team Coach), Lahore Cricket Association (Coach and Selector), and the Sports Ministry of Pakistan (Fast Bowling Coach). He is a PCB-qualified coach and frequently coaches in the New York and New Jersey areas.