The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday (June 6) announced the inaugural edition of the UAE T20 League and revealed that it will be known as International T20 League (ILT20). The ECB also announced that the inaugural edition of the tournament will be played in the first two months of 2023 and will have six teams participating in the league.
“As we begin this long journey I am confident that together we will achieve new heights and, in the process, provide entertainment and excitement to the millions of fans around the globe who are waiting for the first ball of the UAE T20 League to be bowled.
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,” said Sheikh Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Chairman of the Emirates Cricket Board while announcing the news.
As the first edition of the International T20 League is all set to commence from next year, here is everything you need to know about it.
When will be the tournament played?
The first edition of the tournament will be played over a month’s duration, between January 6- February 12.
How many teams will be participating in the inaugural edition?
There will be a total of six teams competing in the first edition of the International T20 League and will be owned by Reliance Industries, Kolkata Knight Riders, Capri Global, GMR, Lancer Capital, and Adani Sportsline.
How many matches will be played in the ILT20?
The organizers have revealed that there will be a total of 34 matches played in the first edition of the UAE T20 League.
What will be the venues for International T20 League?
As the tournament is being organized in the UAE, the venues are expected to be Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Zayed Cricket Stadium, and Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
As the International T20 League has just been announced, there are details still developing like team names. We will keep updating with every upcoming detail.
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