UAE’s IPL-style T20 league to be held in January-February 2023

This six-team tournament will be called International League T20.



The Dubai International Cricket Stadium will be one of the venues for the event.  (Twitter)

The Dubai International Cricket Stadium will be one of the venues for the event. (Twitter)

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Published: Mon 6th June 2022, 12:40 pm

Last Update: Mon 6th June 2022, 1:00 pm

The Emirates Cricket Board has confirmed on Monday that the inaugural ILT20 league will be played between January 6 and February 12 in 2023.

The new league will be called the “International League T20” or “ILT20”.

In the new league, India’s Reliance Industries, Kolkata Knight Riders, Capri Global, GMR, Lancer Capital, Adani Sportsline have bought franchises.

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and President of the Emirates Cricket Board, said the new league would help the sport flourish in the country.

“The Emirates Cricket Board is pleased to welcome Reliance Industries, Kolkata Knight Riders, Capri Global, GMR, Lancer Capital, Adani Sportsline, Broadcaster Zee and all other stakeholders to the newly established T20 League in the UAE. Having such brilliant, experienced names and partners augurs well for the UAE T20 League. Through the commitment of these partners, they have demonstrated the confidence they have in the Emirates Cricket Board as we lead the game into the future,” said Sheikh Nahyan.

“As we embark on this long journey, I am confident that together we will scale new heights and in the process provide entertainment and excitement to the millions of fans across the world who watch the first ball of the UAE T20 League. are waiting for.

“On behalf of the ECB, I assure everyone that while you are on the field with cricket, you will also be entertained off the field by our traditional UAE hospitality.”

The six-team franchise-style league will be played in a 34-match schedule at world-class venues in the United Arab Emirates.

The tournament will also provide Emirates Cricket with a valuable platform to develop its local talent at a higher level, where UAE-based players are currently integrated into the Board’s programme, as well as teams identified by the High Performance Coaching and Selection Committee. Players will be Be given the opportunity to train and play with some of the best players in the world.

Khalid Al Zarooni, Chairman of ILT20, said, “Emirates Cricket and the UAE have a proven history of recognizing and adopting the initiatives that underpin the success of the sport. It is of utmost importance that the UAE based players continue to flourish through this tournament which is one of the objectives of this league.

“We look forward to introducing the world to a T20 event that will provide unmatched competition and entertainment to the ardent followers of the sport.”

Chairman of the Emirates Cricket Board’s selection committee, Dr. Tyeb Kamali, said: “The annual ILT20 event presents an outstanding performance for our players given the highly intense and competitive nature of the league. The 34-match tournament features six teams each. Provides our young cricketers a wonderful opportunity to play competitive cricket with world class players.”

“Going forward, such a unique international league will play a big role in attracting and nurturing a large pool of players who will represent the UAE in the years to come. We look forward to the opening ceremony and our players taking full advantage of the opportunity.” looking forward to it.”

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