ILT20: International League T20 Dates, Venue, Teams, Owners, Telecast Into and more information about all you need to know.
International League T20: The Emirates Cricket Board will conduct the inaugural International League T20 from January 6 to February 12, 2023, with three IPL franchises owning outfits in the six-team league.
The six–team franchise-style League will be played over a 34-match schedule at world-renowned, world-class venues in UAE.
The much-anticipated UAE T20 league, featuring 6 teams from some of the renowned franchise owners in cricket, has been named International League T20. The inaugural edition of the league will be played from January 6 to February 12.
|Countries||United Arab Emirates|
|Administrator||Emirates Cricket Board|
|Tournament format||Round-robin and playoffs|
|Number of teams||6|
The following teams and their owners were announced as taking part in the tournament:
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders · Dubai Capitals · Gulf Giants · MI Emirates · Sharjah Warriors · Desert Vipers
Eight out of eleven players on each team can be overseas players, which will be significantly higher than the four or five overseas-player-limit of other major T20 leagues.
International League T20 Venue
International League T20 scheduled venues and cities are Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah.
- Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
- Sheik Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
- Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
ECB Statement about ILT20
“The six-team franchise-style League will be played over a 34-match schedule at world-renowned, world-class venues of UAE. The first event is scheduled to be played between the window of 6th January and 12th February 2023,” the Emirates Cricket Board said in a statement.
UAE T20 League to get underway from January 6 in 2023 till February 12, 2023 and tournament will be clash with BBL, BPL
The ILT20 is certainly going to attract big names as Reliance Strategic Business Ventures, a subsidiary of the owners of Mumbai Indians, the Knight Riders, the owners of the Kolkata Knight Riders, the GMR group, who co-own Delhi Capitals, Capri Global, Lancer Capital, owners of Manchester United Premier League club, and Adani Sportsline are set to own a team each.
ILT20 Media Rights
Broadcasters: In May 2021, Essel Group owned Zee Entertainment Enterprises bought the media rights of this league for ten years at a cost of US$120 million.
Zee bags media rights for UAE T20 league globally. The league will air exclusively on Zee’s linear channels as well as its OTT platform Zee5
Zee has bagged global media rights contract with UAE T20 cricketing league. UAE’s T20 League today announced the signing of a long-term global media rights’ contract with Zee. The league will air exclusively on Zee’s linear channels as well as its OTT platform Zee5 across the world.
UAE 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.
His Highness Sheikh Al Nahayan, ECB
“Emirates Cricket Board is delighted to welcome Reliance Industries, Kolkata Knight Riders, Capri Global, GMR, Lancer Capital, Adani Sportsline, broadcaster ZEE, and all other stakeholders to the newly established T20 League of UAE,” Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Chairman of the Emirates Cricket Board, His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan said.
“Such illustrious, experienced names and entities as partners bode 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.
“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.”