Inaugural Edition Of UAE’s International League T20 To Be Held In January-February 2023

Abu Dhabi: The inaugural edition of their T20 League, announced on Monday by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), has been named the International League T20 (ILT20), which will be played from January 6 to February 12, 2023. A six-team franchise-style league is played. On a 34-game schedule at locations in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.Read also – England women cricketers Catherine Brunt and Natalie Skiver tie the knot

“Emirates Cricket Board is pleased to welcome Reliance Industries, Kolkata Knight Riders, Capri Global, GMR, Lancer Capital, Adani Sportsline, Broadcaster ZEE and all other partners to the UAE’s newly established T20 League. Through the commitment of the partners they have demonstrated confidence in the Emirates Cricket Board as we take on the game in the future. Read also – Watch: Alastair Cook, 15, bowled by village cricket

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“As we embark on this long journey, we are confident that we will achieve new heights together and entertain millions of fans around the world who are waiting to bowl the first delivery of the UAE T20 league in the process. “I assure everyone on behalf of the ECB,” ECB President Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahyan said in a statement.

The tournament provides a platform for Emirates cricket to take their local talent to the top, where current UAE-based players are integrated into the board program, as well as being recognized by high performance coaching and selection committee teams. You have been given the opportunity to train and play with some of the best minds in the world.

“Emirates Cricket and the UAE have a proven track record of identifying and embracing initiatives that underpin the success of the game. It is important that UAE-based players flourish through this tournament, which is one of the objectives of this league.

“ILT20 would like to thank the President of the ECB, Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahyan for his support for UAE cricket, which is growing from strength to strength. .

The franchise owner at ILT20 is Knight Riders Group (owner of Kolkata Knight Riders), who owns the Abu Dhabi team, followed by Adani Group, Capri Global, Lancer Capital, Reliance Industries Limited, its subsidiary, Reliance Strategic Business (Ventures Limited) Co-owner of Delhi Capitals).

“The annual ILT20 event honors our players who have given us the most intense and competitive form of the league. Each of the six teams in the 34-match tournament gives our young cricketers a wonderful opportunity to play competitive cricket with world class players.

“Next, such a unique international league will play a big role in attracting and nurturing a large pool of players representing the UAE in the coming years. We look forward to the inauguration and our players fully exploit the opportunity,” said Taib Kamali, chairman of the ECB’s selection committee.

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