The inaugural edition of the T10 Cricket League is all set to get underway in the UAE tomorrow. The tournament kicks off on December 14 and will end on December 17. T10 Cricket League is going to be 10-over a side match tournament with unique rules.
The league features 6 teams – Maratha Arabians, Punjabi Legends, Bengal Tigers, Kerala Kings, Pakhtoon and Team Sri Lanka Cricket.
Hyderabad based ‘Heera Group’ are sponsoring the title of the league. There has been a lot of speculations about the tournament.
Here is all that you need to know about the T10 Cricket League.
Virender Sehwag (Icon), Shaiman Anwar, Alex Hales, Lendl Simmons, Rilee Rossouw, Ross Whiteley, Kamran Akmal (wicketkeeper), Dwayne Bravo, Zahoor Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Sami, Hardus Viljoen, Wayne Parnell, Imad Wasim, Reolof van der Merwe.
Shoaib Malik (Icon), Umar Akmal, Misbah-ul-Haq, Carlos Brathwaite, Fahim Ashraf, Abdul Razzaq, Ghulam Shabbir (wicketkeeper), Luke Ronchi (wicketkeeper), Shareef Asadullah, Hassan Ali, Chris Jordan, Rangana Herath, Dawlat Zadran, Adil Rashid, Usama Mir.
Sarfraz Ahmed (Icon), Rameez Shahzad, Darren Sammy, Darren Bravo, Mohammad Nawaz, Rovman Powell, Sunil Narine, Ryan McLaren, Mohammed Naveed, Mustafizur Rahman, Rumman Raees, Hassan Khan, Anwar Ali, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher.
Eoin Morgan (Icon), Ryan ten Doeschate, Babar Hayat, Rohan Mustafa, Kieron Pollard, Shakib al Hasan, Paul Stirling, Imran Haider, Sohail Tanvir, Liam Plunkett, Wahab Riaz, Samuel Badree, Rayad Emrit, Chadwick Walton, Nicholas Pooran.
Shahid Afridi (Icon), Fakhar Zaman, Tamim Iqbal, Dwayne Smith, Ahmad Shahzad, Najibullah Zadran, Amjad Javed, Mohammad Nabi, Liam Dawson, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Khan, Umar Gul, Shaheen Afridi, Saqlain Haider.
Team Sri Lanka Cricket
Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Thisara Perera, Nipun Karunanayake, Angelo Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Alankara Asanka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dilshan Munaweera, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Angelo Jayasinghe, Wanidu Hasaranga, Kasun Madushanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Viswa Fernando, Sachithra Senanayake, Jeffrey Vandersay.
December 14, 2017
Bengal Tigers v Kerala Kings
Maratha Arabians v Pakhtoon
December 15, 2017
Bengal Tigers v Punjabi Legends
Maratha Arabians v Team Sri Lankan Cricket
Punjabi Legends v Kerala Kings
Pakhtoon v Team Sri Lankan Cricket
December 16, 2017
Team 1 (Group A) v Team 3 (Group B)
Team 3 (Group A) v Team 1 (Group B)
Team 2 (Group A) v Team 2 (Group B)
Bottom two teams of both the groups combined will play off for the 5th and 6th position.
December 17, 2017
Semi Final 1 – Team 1 Overall v Team 4 Overall
Semi Final 2 – Team 2 Overall v Team 3 Overall
The official broadcasting rights have been bagged by the Ten network in Pakistan. Ten Sports will telecast the matches in Pakistan. In India, the Sony ESPN network will telecast it. Channel 9 will be the one showcasing the event in Bangladesh, while for Middle East and the North Africa, the OSN has the official rights. For UK viewers, they can switch to ARY Digital Network.