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UAE’s International League T20 (ILT20) to be held from Jan 6 to Feb 12

UAE’s International League T20
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UAE’s International League T20 in UAE: The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) will conduct the inaugural International League T20 from January 6 to February 12, 2023. It is going to be the six franchise league with three IPL franchises owning outfits in the six-team league in UAE.

UAE’s International League (ILT20 UAE)

Out of the six franchises, five are Indian companies including Reliance Industries which owns Mumbai Indians, Shah Rukh Khan’s Knight Riders Group, Delhi Capitals co-owners GMR, Adani Sportsline and Capri Global apart from Lancer Capitals, a company belonging to Manchester United owners Glazer family.

Adani Sportsline, a part of the diversified Adani Group, has made a landmark foray into franchise cricket by acquiring the rights to own and operate a franchise in UAE’s flagship T20 league.  

“We are excited to be part of the UAE T20 league,” said Pranav Adani. “The UAE is an amazing amalgamation of several cricket loving nations. It provides an excellent platform for enhancing the visibility of cricket as the sport goes increasingly global. Our presence here is also a great base for the Adani brand that is contributing significantly to the sports ecosystem in India through leagues such as boxing and kabaddi, and nurturing sporting talent at the grassroots level through the Garv Hai initiative.

UAE’s T20 League is delighted to announce that the Knight Riders Group has acquired the rights to own and operate the Abu Dhabi franchise and will set up Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (ADKR) as an integral part of the UAE’s flagship T20 league.

Emirates Cricket Board about ILT20

Emirates Cricket Board chairman Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan said: “Emirates Cricket Board is delighted to welcome Reliance Industries, Kolkata Knight Riders, Capri Global, GMR, Lancer Capital, Adani Sportsline, broadcaster ZEE and all other stake-holders to the newly established T20 League of UAE.

“Such illustrious, experienced names and entities as partners bodes well for the UAE T20 League. Through the commitment of these partners they have demonstrated confidence in the Emirates Cricket Board as we take the game into the future,” the ECB chairman added.

On behalf of ECB let me assure everyone that whilst being entertained on field with cricket, you will also be entertained by our traditional UAE hospitality off the field.

Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Chairman, Selection Committee – Emirates Cricket Board said “The annual ILT20 event presents an excellent exposure for our players given the highly intense and competitive nature of the league. Each of the six teams in the 34-match tournament provide a wonderful opportunity for our young cricketers to play competitive cricket with world-class players.” 

Emirates Cricket Board on Monday confirmed that the inaugural International League T20 or ILT20 League. ILT20 League will also provide a valuable platform for Emirates Cricket to take their local talent to a higher level. UAE’s International T20 League, ILT20 To Start From 6th January 2023.

Emirates Cricket Board has today confirmed that the inaugural ILT20 League will be played between the window of 6th January to 12th February 2023. The new League will be called “International League T20” or “ILT20”.

ILT20 Stadium / Venues

Stadium: ILT20 will be happening in Abu Dhabi, Dubai & Sharjah Stadium

  1. Sheik Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  2. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE
  3. Sharjah International Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE

UAE ILT20 or International League T20 Live Streaming / Media Rights

UAE’s T20 League today announced the signing of a long-term global media rights’ contract with global media and entertainment powerhouse ZEE. The League will air exclusively on ZEE’s linear channels and its OTT platform ZEE5, in India and across the world.

UAE’s T20 League matches will air across ZEE’s 10 linear channels in the HSM (Hindi Speaking Markets), South and East regions in English, Hindi, and Tamil languages. The League will also be simultaneously streamed Live on ZEE5, and on radio globally. 

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