The new cricket league organized by the Emirates cricket Board ECB is one of the greatest cricket events taking place towards of the year and the beginning of the New Year. The tournament is already considered an elite cricket league. It is tagged UAE T20 Cricket league. It could be the biggest cricket event to hold in the country in the recent years.
The tournament is to occupy twenty-four days starting from December 19 2018 and to be concluded by January 11 2019. The league is to take place in different places in the United Arab Emirates and they include Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah.
The upcoming UAE T20x is expected to be very exciting. Already five teams have indicated interest to be part of the league. The five teams are expected to play twenty-two matches. This is the inaugural title and it is certain that all the five teams taking part in that competition will be vying for honor.
Five franchise of that tournament will include a squad comprising of six international and famous star players as well as four-star emerging players. The tournament is expected to feature junior players as well. BPL Live Stream Furthermore, it is expected that at last three ICC associated players will make that competition. UAE national team is expected to field at least three of its national team and star players.
Each of the teams that are participating in that tournament is expected to features international and professional players. The major aim of the organizers is to develop cricket in UAE. It is considered a developmental program. This is certain from statement credited to the chief executive officer of ECB David East. The aim according to him is to take cricket down to the grassroots and to all comers in the UAE. They want to make the game attractive in the country, as it is in many parts of the world. They intend to develop cricket in various parts of the country such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah as well Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman.
Organizers of the game want to make cricket interesting to players and sponsors. They believed that with time cricket would take a prominent place in the country.
This competition is more than T20 competition; the organizers intended that this would be the hottest of such events to be organized in the country. The signs that event is going to be successful is already there. Several reputable international cricket bodies are already pledging support for the competition. For instance, it is on record that at least six members of the ICC are already throwing their weight behind the competition. Some of the countries that have pledged their support include England and Wales. Others are Zimbabwe, Ireland, New Zealand, Afghanistan, as well as the West Indies. It is expected that as the date for the competition approaches that many ICC members will support this inaugural competition.
Organizers are not leaving anything to chance. They are creating a foundation for the development of cricket in the country. More about the championship will unfold as the day for the competition approaches.
UAE T20x Teams
1st UAE T20X Cricket League will take part of 5 cricket clubs.
- Abu Dhabi
- Ras Al Khaimah
UAE T20x Icon Players
- Andre Russell
- David Miller
- Shahid Afridi
- Kumar Sangakkara