The Reliance Industries-owned UAE Twenty20 League franchise MI Emirates have announced its squad for the inaugural International League T20 (ILT20) which is scheduled to take place from January 6 to February 12, 2023. Earlier this week, MI also announced the name and identity of MI Emirates, which is phonetically My Emirates.
The Indian Premier League franchise owners have also bought a South African T20 League franchise based in Cape Town and it has been named MI Cape Town. MI Emirates have roped in Mumbai Indians' veteran Kieron Pollard and also former MI players Dwayne Bravo, Trent Bout, and Nicholas Pooran.
Chairman of Reliance Jio Akash M Ambani said, "I am delighted with our dynamic group of 14 players that will be part of our #Onefamily and represent MI Emirates."
"We are glad to have one of our key pillars, Kieron Pollard continue with MI Emirates. Joining us back are Dwayne Bravo, Trent Boult, and Nicholas Pooran. A very warm welcome to all players of MI Emirates. MI is known to strike a balance between experience and investing in young talent to unlock their true potential which will help us play the MI way. This is what fans expect from us and will drive the MI ethos forward," he added.
The list of players include:
Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), Nicholas Pooran (West Indies), Trent Boult (New Zealand), Andre Fletcher (West Indies), Imran Tahir (South Africa), Samit Patel (England), Will Smeed (England), Jordan Thompson (England), Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan), Zahir Khan (Afghanistan), Fazalhaq Farooqui (Afghanistan), Bradley Wheal (Scotland,) Bas De Leede (Netherlands).