The 2022 Kashmir Premier League (also known as 2022 KPL or, due to sponsorship, Kingdom Valley KPL 2022) will be the second season of the Kashmir Premier League, a cricket league established in 2021 by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
This season KPL will expand from 6 teams to 7 teams. After the first edition of the KPL ended, it was announced that a seventh team would be added for the 2022 edition. An eighth franchise was also established for Gilgit-Baltistan but the team was removed from the tournament for unknown reasons. The KPL management discussed holding the 2022 KPL playoffs and finals in England but failed. The tournament was originally scheduled to take place from August 1 to August 14 but was rescheduled in honor of Muharram. The draft was held on 21 July 2022. Rawalkot Hawks are the defending champions.
Four franchises of KPL (Bagh Stallions, Mirpur Royals, Muzaffarabad Tigers and Rawalakot Hawks) wrote a letter to PCB requesting that PCB withhold NOC for 2022 KPL. They cited inefficiency in handling all aspects of tournament management properly. The main concern was that an audit report was not provided for the first season and a league committee was not formed despite it being included in their contract. The PCB also said that they will issue NOCs if certain conditions are met. PCB later issues an NOC after KPL provides all the requested documents. A League Committee was also formed on 7 July 2022.
In August 2022, Nasir Yousuf, one of the co-owners of Kotli Lions, filed a petition that Faisal Nadeem and Khalid Zia, the other co-owners of Kotli Lions, removed him from the team. Yusuf’s lawyer said Nadeem and Zia had left the team and had not contacted Yusuf. They said Kotli Lions should be barred from participating in the tournament without Yusuf’s permission. Faisal Nadeem, KPL President Khalid Zia, KPL CEO Arif Malik, Chowdhury Shahzad Akhtar and KPL Vice-President Wasim Akram have been served notice by the court.