The fourth version of the Abu Dhabi T10 League will happen from January 28 to February 6 subsequent yr wherein eight groups will battle for the championship title on the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, it was introduced on Monday.
Shaji Ul Mulk, founder and chairman of T10 Sports activities Administration, stated, “Previously three years, since launching the T10 League in Sharjah Cricket Stadium in 2017, the T10 League has come of age and has been accepted because the fastest-growing and the preferred cricket format.
“The T10 League is now probably the most wanted worldwide cricket leagues with such recognition that Abu Dhabi determined to host it for 5 years with main authorities our bodies becoming a member of fingers to embrace and assist the match,” he added.
In the meantime, Haroon Lorgat, former CEO of the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC), has been appointed as director for technique and growth by T10 Sports activities Administration to spearhead progress and growth of the ten-over format cricket worldwide.
In his new position, Lorgat will advise Mulk on progress methods for T10 cricket. He may also develop, profile and promote the Abu Dhabi T10 League worldwide with the goal of getting a number of T10 leagues in viable nations. He’ll join with key stakeholders to advertise the league and work with them to develop T10 cricket all over the world.
“I’m glad that Haroon Lorgat has accepted the problem. He’ll interact with related authorities and stakeholders to create a number of T10 League properties in each Full and Affiliate Member nations the place cricket is a well-liked recreation. With him on board, we are going to chart an thrilling growth program worldwide to popularise the sport of cricket with this thrilling new format,” Mulk stated.
Lorgat served because the ICC CEO for 4 years from 2008 to 2012.
After his time period on the ICC, he assisted Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) after which the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as a advisor. In July 2013, he was appointed Chief Govt of Cricket South Africa (CSA) and has been lauded for restoring the fame of CSA after a troublesome interval.
Accepting the brand new position, Lorgat stated, “I witnessed T10 cricket for the primary time final yr and was amazed by its attraction and potential for development. The spectacular progress of the Abu Dhabi T10 League has attracted international consideration and it’s now prepared for growth worldwide. I’m delighted to hitch Abu Dhabi T10 and to play an element in rising the league and T10 cricket all over the world.”
“I will probably be eager to work carefully with the ICC and Member nations to advertise the sport and construct on the muse laid by Mr Shaji Ul Mulk and his crew,” he added.
The 2019 version, which was gained by Dwayne Bravo-led Maratha Arabians, noticed an unimaginable 124,000 followers descend on Zayed Cricket Stadium throughout the 10 days of high-octane match play, and confirming a report sports activities spectator viewers for occasions within the UAE.