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Capri Global takes centre stage in WPL

Capri Global takes centre stage among IPL names with Lucknow franchise

Press Release: Capri Global takes centre stage among IPL names with Lucknow franchise: Non-banking financial company picks Lucknow as city of choice for their home base 

Capri Global will join the Indian Premier League (IPL) when its newest version – the Women’s Premier League – takes off later this year.  

Capri GLobal in WPL

The inaugural version of the WPL is a landmark development in the history of Indian cricket, the richest board in the world. The WPL will fetch a total of US$527 million for the governing Board of Control for Cricket in India. 

Five cities were picked by the winners after an auction arranged at short notice in Mumbai with Capri Global picking Lucknow as their choice. Adani Sportsline (Ahmedabad), Mumbai Indians (Mumbai), Royal Challengers Bangalore (Bangalore), Delhi Capitals (New Delhi) are the other owners of the teams. 

“Lucknow holds a special place in the north of India. Although Mumbai remains our corporate headquarters for operational reasons, the northern belt of the country is also equally important from the viewpoint of our customer base,” said Rajesh Sharma, Director of Capri Global Capital Ltd, which also owns the Sharjah Warriors franchise in the inaugural six-team ILT20 being played in the UAE. 

The leading Indian Non-banking Financial Company also owns the Bengal Warriors team in Pro Kabbadi League and the Rajasthan Warriors franchise in KhoKho. 

“Capri Global’s association with WPL has been strategic in achieving our vision of encouraging sports across all strata and genders and establishing a deeper connect with our stakeholders and customers. We believe cricket is the most natural route to further that vision given its history in India,” Sharma said. 

With the amount of sale from franchise and media rights, the WPL will become the second-richest cricketing league behind the IPL only. 

Among women’s team sports in the world, the WPL will take third spot among the richest behind the Women’s NBA and the Super League football in the UK. The auction for players, with seven from overseas allowed, will happen in the first week of February at an undisclosed date yet. Registration for players has started. 

For the moment, Capri Global is content basking in the company of the highest bidder Adani Sportsline as the two non-IPL teams out of the five winners of the day. “We are happy to associate with the Women’s Premier League and extend our vision for sports in India while shining light on the women of India,” Sharma said. “With the Lucknow WPL team, we are extremely proud to be a part of this historic moment in cricket and especially in being able to extend our support to some of the most tremendously talented women in sport.” 

Viacom18 has secured the Women’s Premier League (IPL) media rights value for the 2023-2027 cycle for Rs 951 crores ($2.5 billion). 

Press Release: Rajesh Sharma, Director, Capri Global Capital Limited 

ILT20 UAE 2023

SW Vs MIE ILT20 Highlights Match No. 6 in ILT20 UAE

SW Vs MIE ILT20 Highlights

SW Vs MIE ILT20 Highlights: Sharjah Warriors vs MI Emirates (SW vs MIE) Here we are going to display the show of SW and MIE with the quick highlights for the 6th match of the marquee event ILT20 today, 17 Jan 2023.MI Emirates with a thumping win. Sharjah Warriors got out of jail in the 6th Live Cricket Match Streaming Online & Cricket Highlights & Videos with CriiicWorld.


MI Emirates Won Toss and Fast Bowling


MI Emirates won the toss & elected to field .

Key Notes

Sharja Warriors: Kohler-Cadmore 55(R) 41(B)

DJ Bravo Tack 3 Majour Wickets (Man of the Match

Mi Emirates: Muhammad Waseem 40(R) 3(B)


Sharjah Warriors innings

Sharjah Warriors innings Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 – 6.0 (Mandatory – 59 runs, 1 wicket) Sharjah Warriors: 50 runs in 5.3 overs (33 balls), Extras 7 Strategic Timeout: Sharjah Warriors – 59/1 in 6.0 overs (T Kohler-Cadmore 31, DJ Malan 5) 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 36 balls (T Kohler-Cadmore 38, DJ Malan 10, Ex 2) Over 9.3: Review by MI Emirates (Bowling), Umpire – RSA Palliyaguruge, Batter – DJ Malan (Struck down) T Kohler-Cadmore: 50 off 35 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6) Sharjah Warriors: 100 runs in 12.6 overs (78 balls), Extras 11 Strategic Timeout: Sharjah Warriors – 100/3 in 13.0 overs (T Kohler-Cadmore 55, JL Denly 3) Over 18.2: Review by Sharjah Warriors (Batting), Umpire – Akbar Ali, Batter – Noor Ahmad (Upheld) Innings Break: Sharjah Warriors – 146/7 in 20.0 overs (PI Walter 28, Noor Ahmad 7)
ILT20 Teams Owners

ILT20 Teams Owners – International League T20 UAE


The inaugural ILT20 to be played in a 34-match format comprising over 100+ International players and 24 UAE-based domestic players, includes

ILT20 Teams

ILT20 Owners

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Knight Riders Group
Desert Vipers Lancer Capital
Dubai Capitals GMR
 Gulf Giants Adani Sportsline
 MI Emirates Reliance Industries
 Sharjah Warriors Capri Global

ILT20 Teams Owners: There are six teams – Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (owned by the Knight Riders Group), Desert Vipers ( Owned by Lancer Capital LLC), Dubai Capitals ( Owned GMR Group), Gulf Giants (owned Adani Sportsline), MI Emirates (Owned by Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Limited), and Sharjah Warriors (Owned by Capri Global Capital Limited).

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ILT20 UAE Mohammad Nabi Sharjah Warriors

Exclusive Interview: Mohammad Nabi leads ILT20’s ‘Local’ Afghan contingent at Sharjah Warriors

Mohammad Nabi Sharjah Warriors

Mohammad Nabi leads ILT20’s ‘local’ Afghan contingent at Sharjah Warriors

  • All-rounder assured new league will set high standards in world franchise cricket

Sharjah, December 28: If there was ever a torch-bearer of the indomitable Afghan spirit on the cricket field, Mohammad Nabi will be the best choice. And the all-rounder is invoking the strong community presence in the UAE to come out in full support for Sharjah Warriors when the International League T20 tournament marks its debut on January 13.

The veteran statesman goes by the nickname “Mr President” given his stature as a leader of the team which has risen remarkably in the past decade and also played an aggressive brand of cricket. It took only four years for Afghanistan elevate from Associate nation status to a Full member within the International Cricket Council, and Nabi was captain of the team on the field for most of that period.

Nabi, 37, still wears his passion on his sleeve and gave up captaincy of his national team after the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia in November. Sharjah Warriors captain Moeen Ali can count on his expertise when the team takes the field especially at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium where the Afghan contingent of Nabi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Noor Ahmad are guaranteed boisterous support.

Sharjah is also a second home, literally, for Nabi where he trains while living in the neighbouring emirate of Ajman. Excerpts from a free-wheeling interview with the cricketer:


1) There’s lot of T20 cricket ahead for you with the ILT20 league starting in January. How excited are you to be part of the Sharjah Warriors under Moeen Ali?

The League is happening for the first time. And we are all hoping it reaches great heights. The team at Sharjah Warriors has also shaped well and seems a great combination which is a perfect fit for the conditions here in the UAE.

2) How do you see the composition of the Sharjah Warriors squad and your initial impression of the league as it is shaping up?

We have good batsmen. In the bowling department also, there is a lot of talent and even variety. I think we are a solid, all-round side and we can do well in the conditions which are more local to us then compared to the competition.

3) Among Asian players in UAE’s conditions which are similar to the subcontinent, the Afghanistan players are in demand and hot property for the ILT20. Do you think it is just the conditions’ advantage or it also reflects on the rising stock of Afghanistan in world cricket?

It is both. The conditions suit us well here. Afghan players are playing everywhere in the world. We have few playing in the Big Bash of Australia currently. Some of us are just back from the Lanka Premier League. We have played in the Pakistan Super League. And now here in the ILT20, the trend should continue. We are also used to playing here in the UAE, we Afghans should do well at the top level.

4) Wearing a captain’s hat, what kind of roles and in what situations do you see for your Sharjah teammates: a) Naveen-ul-Haq b) Rahmanullah Gurbaz and c) Noor Ahmad

Everyone is a good pick if I was the selector. Naveen-ul-Haq has good variations as a fast bowler and he has shown good pace while bowling for Afghanistan. Gurbaz is a power hitter who likes to go over the top. He can give the team a good start and put us in good positions. The chinaman deliveries of Noor can be difficult to tackle in these conditions. If he gets going, he can single-handedly run through the opposition.

5) Afghanistan will play all international cricket again for the next five years. You have always been playing here if not training in India. Does that make Afghan players count as local players in the ILT20?

You can say that. We all have been using the UAE as our home base for many years now; I have been living here (in Ajman) for two years now. So yes, we can be counted as a local only in a manner of speaking.

6) You were the first Afghan player to be bought at the IPL auction (by Sunrisers Hyderabad) but played only three matches. You reckon you were underused by Sunrisers?

I got an opportunity through Sunrisers Hyderabad and grateful for that but I also did not get more opportunities after that. I was at my peak then I even performed well in a match but used to get dropped in the next one. It was difficult to cement your place in the team in the conditions prevalent then. Then there was Rashid Khan also with in the team with me and it was difficult to incorporate two spinners especially from overseas.

7) You have an experience to play in the IPL for four years. Afghanistan team has trained in India for a few years. Is it an advantage for your side with the ICC World Cup 2023 being played there?

Definitely. Apart from the familiarity, the conditions in India are pretty similar to what us Afghan players play and practice in. It is a great opportunity for us to do well at the World Cup.

8) There is a lot of talent in the Indian team but have missed out on winning the silverware at the World Cups or even the Asia Cup held in the UAE … what could be the reason?

Winning or losing is no parameter. If there are 2-3 teams that are ready to be spun out as a competitive national side, there is nothing to worry. And India has that kind of talent.

9) Afghanistan has qualified for 2023 ODI World Cup ahead of even teams such as South Africa. Is it a vindication of the talent in Afghanistan and how do you see the team’s progress parallelly in white-ball cricket?

Surely there is a lot of talent among us. Back home even on the benchstrength I can see a good lot of talented cricketers waiting in the wings and capable of doing well on the big stage. Our qualification for the World Cup has been also down to some strategic planning and acting on it. We had planned well in advance and targeted the key series in which we had to whitewash the opposition and which we acted upon as per the plan.

10) Sharjah has a lot of fan following for Afghans. How do you see the Sharjah Warriors and the fans rooting for you as genuine local supporter base in the home-and-away basis of the league?

I think we have seven or eight games in Sharjah so it should be good to play in front of our fans. I would request everyone to come out in large numbers and support Sharjah Warriors. I am sure they will come, Inshallah.

List of Commentators ILT20

DP World ILT20 Commentary Panel: The Complete List of Commentators in International League

ILT20 Commentatory Panel

ILT20 Commentary Panel for the Inaugural season 2023: A list of expert commentators will bring the excitement of DB World ILT20 to cricket fans across the globe in English, Hindi and Tamil languages. Bishop, Doull, Gower, Wasim, Waqar, Harbhajan and Azharuddin lead star-studded DP World ILT20 commentary panel.

International League T20 UAE 2023

Dubai: The UAE’s T20 cricket league, the DP World International League T20, continues to make rapid developments with world-class deals and partnerships for the inaugural season. You can get a chance to watch the match on Zee’s network and online platforms across the globe.

ILT20 Venues

ILT20 Tournament across the three UAE venues

  1. Abu Dhabi (Zayed Cricket Stadium),
  2. Dubai (Dubai International Stadium) and
  3. Sharjah (Sharjah Cricket Stadium).

Global Commentators

Here is the list of Some of the most familiar and recognizable voices of cricket commentators, legends and pundits will call the heart-pounding action of the opening season of ILT20 in UAE. Ian Bishop, Simon Towle and David Lloyd, who have been the voices behind some of the game’s greatest moments in recent years, will join former cricketers such as David Gower, Wasim Akram, Mohammad Azharuddin, Harbhajan Singh, Waqar Younis and Niall. O’Brien.

“A new T20 league always creates excitement and I am eagerly looking forward to being a part of it. We will have the best seat in the house as commentators and calling the game with some of the legends of the game who are also my friends will be super fun.”

Wasim Akram also spoke about being a part of the commentary panel

Indian Subcontinent Commentators

The panel includes some of the list of most famous commentators and experts from the Indian subcontinent: Russell Arnold, Rohan Gavaskar, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Saba Karim, Nikhil Chopra, Vivek Rustan, W.V. Raman, S. Sriram and Vidyuth Sivaramakrishnan.

“The UAE has grown tremendously as a cricket nation in the past few years, and the nation will have another feather in the cap with the start of the DP World ILT20. I am certain that the power-packed players will produce electrifying performances, and commentating on them will be a great experience.”

Singh – Speaking about commentating at the DP World ILT20

Female Commentators

Former India captain Anjum Chopra, and high-profile sports broadcaster Natalie Germanos and will be two esteemed female commentators on the panel, while the presenters include popular names like Sanjana Ganesan, Laura McGoldrick, Alex Jordan, Sastika Rajendran Sagarika Chhetri and Sameena Anwar. Commentary will be available in English, Hindi and Tamil languages.

“I am really excited to be commentating at the first season of the DP World ILT20. Some of the most prominent T20 stars will be showing their talent across the three iconic UAE venues, and I cannot wait to describe the action. The UAE has already hosted some of the biggest cricket tournaments and the country will be treated with another fantastic competition, which will be their very own.”

Former West Indian fast bowler Bishop

Live Streaming

Cricket fans across the world can catch the LIVE telecast of this exciting cricket league on ZEE’s linear channels, digital platform, Zee5 as well as Zee Cinema SD, Zee Cinema HD, Zee Anmol Cinema, &Pictures HD, &Flix SD, &Flix HD, Zee Zest SD, Zee Zest HD, Zee Bangla Cinema and Zee Thirai.

Franchise Teams

Franchise teams, comprising 84 International and 24 UAE-based players, include

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Kolkata Knight Riders
Desert Vipers Lancer Capital
Dubai Capitals GMR
Gulf Giants Adani Sportsline
MI Emirates Reliance Industries
Sharjah Warriors Capri Global

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DP-World-ILT20-UAE T20 AE

It’s DPWorld ILT20 | DP World Announced as Title Sponsor

DP World ILT20 UAE

It’s Official! It’s DPWorld ILT20 | DP World Announced as Title Sponsor!

International League T20 and DP World have today jointly announced a five-year title sponsorship that will see the upcoming six- franchise competition, the International League T20 named as the DP World International League T20.

We are proud to announce our title sponsorship of the newest competition for one of the world’s most popular sports. – DP World

DP World announced title sponsor of UAE International League T20 (ILT20). Signs a five-year agreement with the franchise-based six-team league named as the ‘DP World International League T20’.

“We are exceptionally pleased to enter into this multi-year partnership with DP World as title sponsor of the International League T20. DP World is synonymous with high profile sports and internationally renowned sporting events. This partnership between two UAE-based entities is incredibly gratifying, and we are extremely appreciative of their commitment in supporting a UAE-grown sporting-initiative as we launch the inaugural edition of the league across the UAE.” – Khalid Al Zarooni, Chairman International League T20


“DP World is delighted to confirm our title partnership for the DP World International League T20 competition. The event, which reflects DP World, Dubai, and the UAE’s spirit of innovation, inclusivity, and community engagement, will help introduce the sport to new audiences in the UAE, leave a legacy, and affirm the region’s unique position as a hub for world-class sports.” – Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO and Managing Director of DP World UAE and Jafza

ILT20 Schedule, Teams and Squad

ILT20 Teams and Squad

ILT20 TEAMS AND SQUAD: All the six teams and the International signed players list have been announced with International League ILT20 UAE consists of Six Teams such as MI Emirates, Dubai Capitals, Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, Gulf Giants, Dessert Vipers, Sharjah Warriors. Here is the list of international players signed for ILT20 six teams.

1. MI Emirates


MI Emirates Players List: These Players will play for the MI Emirates in the inaugural season of the ILT20 League 2023. Players Like Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Fletcher, and Nicholas Pooran from West Indies. Trent Boult from New Zealand, Imran Tahir from South Africa. Samit Patel, Will Smeed, and Jordan Thompson from England. Najibullah Zadran, Zahir Khan, and Fazalhaq Farooqui from Afghanistan. Bradley Wheal from Scotland, Bas De Leede from the Netherlands also be part of MI Emirates.


Ambani, Who owns Mumbai Indians

2. Dubai Capitals


Rovman Powell and Fabian Allen from West Indies, Hazratullah Zazai and Mujeeb Ur Rahman from Afghanistan will play for the Dubai Capitals. Daniel Lawrence from England, George Munsey from Scotland and Fred Klaassen are also picked by the Dubai Capitals. Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera from Sri Lanka and Blessing Muzarabani, Sikandar Raza from Zimbabwe.


GMR group, who owns Delhi Capitals

3. Abu Dhabi Knight Riders

Players / Squad

Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Jonny Bairstow, Paul Stirling, Lahiru Kumara, Charith Asalanka, Colin Ingram, Akeal Hosein, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ravi Rampaul, Raymon Reifer, Kennar Lewis, Ali Khan, Brandon Glover are the players who will feature for the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi, UAE.


IPL team KKR – Shah Rukh Khan

4. Gulf Giants


Gulf Giants: Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Jordan, Chris Lynn, Tom Banton, Dominic Drakes, David Weise, Jamie Overton, Richard Gleeson, Rehan Ahmed, Wayne Madsen, Liam Dawson, Ollie Pope, James Vince and Qais Ahmed will play for the Giants.


Owned by the Adani group

5. Dessert Vipers

Signed Players

Sam Billings, Sheldon Cottrell, Tom Curran, Ben Duckett, Saqib Mahmood, Alex Hales, Wanindu Hasaranga, Benny Howell, Azam Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Colin Munro, Sherfane Rutherford and Ruben Trumpelmann will play for Dessert Vipers in the inaugural season of ILT20 League.


owned by Lancer Capital

6. Sharjah Warriors

Sharjah Warriors Players

Moeen Ali, Dawid Malan, Evin Lewis, Mohammad Nabi, Chris Woakes, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Naveen-ul-Haq, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Chris Benjamin, Danny Briggs, Mark Deyal, Bilal Khan and JJ Smit.


Capri Global owns Sharjah Warriors

Six Teams

Six teams Tournament in the UAE’s for upcoming T20 league called “International T20 League or ILT20 League”