Eight SAARC member nations are divided into two groups to compete for the top position in this tournament to be commenced on the 1st of November.
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Bhutan are in group A while Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal are in group B.
Bangladesh have refrained from participating in the tournament and therefore, Afghanistan have been given 2 points. Afghanistan will take on the host nation, Maldives, on the 2nd of November and their second match will be with Bhutan on the 4th of November.
Fast-bowler Hamid Hassan will lead the Afghan team and Shahzad Muhammadi will assist him as the vice captain.
- We have got the best T20 side and have been training tough the last couple of days in the facilities provided by Nangarhar Cricket Academy, Hamid Hassan said.
Hamid Hassan(c), M. Shahzad(vc/wk), Mirwais Ashraf, Gulbadin Naib, Samiullah Shinwari, Dawlat Zadran, Nasir Jamal Ahmadzai, Javed Ahmadi, Najibullah Zadran, Najib Tarakai, Amir Mangal, Fazelullah Niazai, Rokhan and Nawab Khan.
Rahmat Shah, Afsar Zazai, Izattullah, Sami Agha
Shafiqullah Stanikzai (manager), Dawlat Ahmadzai and Raees Ahmadzai (coaches)and Azim (physio)
Bhutan:- Jigme Singye, Kencho Norbu, Susil Sharma Luitel, Thinley Tenzin, Thinley Jamtsho, Sonam Darjey, Nar Bahadur Burathoki Mongar, Sisir Raj Gurung, Nima Gurung, Tandin Wangchuk, Tandin Wangchuk, Manoj Adhikari, Sonam Tobgay, Tashi Yoedzer Tshering, Damber Singh Gurung (Coach), Sonam (Manager)
Nepal:- Paras Khadka (Captain) and Gyanendra Malla (Vice Captain), Sarad Veskwarker, Mahesh Chettri, Anil Mandal, Amrit Bhattarai, Rahul BK, Pradeep Airee, Prithu Baskota, Naresh Budhayer, Binod Bhandari, Krishna Karki, Bhuwan Karki and Avinash Karna.
Pakistan:- Nasir Jamshaid, Awais Zia, Umer Amin (cap), Rameez Aziz, Zain Abbass, Shazeb Hassan, Jamal Anwar, Raza Hasan, Muhammad Tallha, Anwar Ali, Mohamed Rameez, Asad Ali, Usman Qadir, Bismillah Khan. Officials: Sabih Azhar (Coach/Manager), Physio: Dr. Riaz Ahmed, Coach: Yasir Malik
Sri Lanka: Umesh Karunaratne (Captain), Angelo Perera (Vice Captain), Dhanushka Gunatillake, Udara Jayasundara, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shehan Jayasuriya, Rumesh Buddhika, Ramith Rambukwella, Denuwan Rajakaruna, Kasun Madhushanka, Lahiru Jayaratne, Irosh Samarasuriya, Sanitha de Mel, Akila Isanka