The UAE’s new T20 tournament will begin in January 2022. The Emirates Cricket Board have affirmed the new, six-group contest will be known as the Premier League T20.
“some of the biggest names in world cricket while also giving a platform and international exposure to upcoming players”. Quoted by ECB.
The competition is probably going to have contests for players of worldwide eminence. The Pakistan Super League is purportedly focusing on a January-February window for its next season.
From the six teams, at least a couple of them will involve parties who own IPL franchises as well. Cricbuzz understands that Shahrukh Khan-owned Knight Riders franchise and GMR, co-owners of Delhi Capitals, are likely to be part of the tournament. Cricbuzz has also learnt that the ECB is in discussions with Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Nonetheless, it is perceived the new contest is set to offer pay rates to rival any of the game’s significant groups, perhaps with the inclusion of Indian Premier League proprietors.
It is the furthest down the line expansion to a pressed schedule for cricket in the Emirates for the coming season.
Only days after the IPL last, which will be played at the Dubai International Stadium on Friday, October 15, the T20 World Cup is set to begin.
That worldwide competition will be played across four settings – the three set up UAE grounds in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai, in addition to Al Amerat in Oman.
Right now, the Abu Dhabi T10 is booked to occur not long after the World T20 ends, across 15 days in November and December.
As indicated by Dr Tayab Kamali, the ECB’s determination advisory group director, the storm of high-profile cricket competitions will just serve to profit UAE cricketers.
“With PLT20, we are delighted that the UAE now has a series of cricket tournaments involving all major formats that will bring together the best of international players alongside national players,” stated by Dr. Tayab.
Some of the world’s driving players, like Eoin Morgan, AB de Villiers and Andre Russell, had been enlisted to play in a contest that was expected to be known as the “UAE T20x” in December 2018.
That was dropped a month prior to it because of the start, when just two of five arranged establishments were bought.
Notwithstanding, the ECB reconsidered their arrangements and talked about dispatching another establishment competition in 2020, just for that to demonstrate impossible due to Covid-19.
Presently, however, plans have progressed to the point they have reported the window in the schedule when they intend to begin, and have uncovered the opposition’s logo, as well.
“We hope that this logo serves its intended purpose to unite, excite and generate a sense of pride throughout the cricket community – players and fans – across the world,” said by Khalid Al Zarooni, Chairman of the League.