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MI Emirates Squad Unveiled For UAE ILT20 League

MI Emirates Squad ILT20: Full player list of MI Emirates (Mumbai Indians) franchise in UAE T20 league. MI Emirates announces players for inaugural edition, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo head list. The MI Emirates on 12th August announced their first list of signings with Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo heading the list of 14 players for the upcoming inaugural edition of International League T20 (ILT20) UAE.

MI Emirates Players List

Mumbai Indians owned MI Emirates have announced their player list for UAE’s International League T20. The league has allowed the six participating franchises to pick as “direct acquisitions” up to 14 overseas players for their line-ups

The full list of players is as follows:

  1. Kieron Pollard,
  2. Dwayne Bravo,
  3. Nicholas Pooran,
  4. Trent Boult,
  5. Andre Fletcher,
  6. Imran Tahir,
  7. Samit Patel,
  8. Will Smeed,
  9. Jordan Thompson,
  10. Najibullah Zadran,
  11. Zahir Khan,
  12. Fazalhaq Farooqui,
  13. Bradley Wheal,
  14. Bas De Leede.

MI Emirates Franchise / Team Summary

MI Emirates UAE T20 League 2023 Squad, Players list announced: The MI Emirates team is a Twenty20 franchise cricket team plays in the International League T20 (ILT20) 2023 (also known as UAE T20 League). This franchise team is based in TBA, Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

ILT20 FranchiseMI Emirates
T20 LeagueInternational League T20 (ILT20)
CaptainYet to be Announced
CoachYet to be Announced
OwnerReliance
CityAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Founded2022
Home groundSheik Zayed Cricket Stadium

The squad will be based in Abu Dhabi and includes a mix of current and past MI players and new players who join the #OneFamily. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝘿𝙅 𝘽𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙤 is back with #Onefamily after 12 years!

ILT20 UAE Marquee Players Announced

ILT20 UAE Marquee Players Announced By ECB

A list of marquee players has been announced by the ECB for the ILT20 UAE. ILT20 UAE Marquee Players Announced for Inaugural Event | Moeen Ali, Chris Joron, Lynn to play

UAE’s International League T20: The ILT20, has today announced a stunning line-up of the game’s super-stars have signed-on to participate in the Inaugural event.

ILT20 Franchises secure over 50-International-Players in first sign-on

Khalid Al Zarooni, Chairman – UAE ILT20 League

Khalid Al Zarooni, Chairman UAE ILT20 League said; “Over the past weeks, ILT20’s six franchises have started discussions and engaged with players, and players’ agents, to exercise their ‘Direct Acquisition’ rights, and we are extremely delighted to be in a position today to announce the first set of players who will compete in UAE’s Inaugural (T20) League.”

List Of Biggest Names From Countries Participating

List of Marquee Countries inBrief: Some of the biggest names in global T20 cricket from countries including England, the West Indies, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Ireland, as well as from various leading ICC Associate Nations including USA, Namibia, Netherlands and Nepal have now signed-on to represent the League.

Marquee player list for UAE T20 League 2023

List of Marquee Players: ILT20 2023 UAE players registered; Marquee player list for UAE T20 League 2023. UAE’s ILT20: Marquee Players who have signed to appear and compete in the Inaugural edition include; Moeen Ali, Andre Russell, Dawid Malan, Wanindu Hasiranga, Sunil Narine, Evin Lewis, Colin Munro, Fabien Allen, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Dushmantha Chameera, Shimron Hetmyer, Akeal Hosein, Chris Jordan, Tom Banton, Sandeep Lamichhane, Chris Lynn, Rovman Powell, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mujeeb Ul Rahman.

ILT20 Franchise-Owners

Franchise-owners:

  • Reliance Industries,
  • Kolkata Knight Riders,
  • Capri Global,
  • GMR,
  • Lancer Capital, and
  • Adani Sportsline

ILT20 2023 Team Structure

Commenting on the team-structure, Mubashshir Usmani, Emirates Cricket’s General Secretary said: “It’s exciting to see how well the squads are shaping up for the first season of ILT20. Each team will consist of 18 players including 4 UAE players and 2 other players from ICC Associate countries. The quality of the names announced today is outstanding and so is the interest in our league from top players from all around the world.”

“We are very excited that a select number of UAE representative-players, from our current pool, will also be considered and signed-on to participate in the League, it is also extremely important to note that these (UAE) players will form part of the team’s playing XI.”

Key Objectives Of ILT20 UAE

“One of the key objectives for ILT20 is to provide opportunities for players from UAE and other Associate nations to perform on the big stage, and, ECB extends its deep appreciation to the six-franchises for their support of our vision to grow our game and create stronger, more competitive players.” added Usmani.

ILT20 UAE

ILT20 2023: Making its debut in January (2023), the inaugural ILT20, which has received multi-year ICC approval, will be played in a 34-match format across the UAE’s exemplemtary, world-class Cricket facilities in DubaiAbu Dhabi and Sharjah.

ILT20 International League T20 UAE

ILT20: International League T20

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 sixteam 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.

CountriesUnited Arab Emirates
AdministratorEmirates Cricket Board
Format20-over cricket
First edition2022–23
Tournament formatRound-robin and playoffs
Number of teams6

Teams

The following teams and their owners were announced as taking part in the tournament:[8]

TeamCityOwner
Abu Dhabi Knight RidersAbu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu DhabiKnight Riders Group
TBDDubai, Emirate of DubaiGMR Group
TBDTBDAdani Group
TBDTBDCapri Global Capital Limited
TBDTBDLancer Capital LLC
TBDTBDReliance Strategic Business Ventures Limited

Rules

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.

  1. Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
  2. Sheik Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
  3. 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

ILT20 Franchise

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.”

ILT20 in UAE

ILT20 Venues – International League T20

ILT20 Venues

ILT20 Venues: The six-team franchise-style ILT20 League will be played over a 34-match schedule at the world-renowned and world-class venues of UAE. The new League will be called “International League T20” or “ILT20”.

International League T20 scheduled venues and cities are Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah.

  1. Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
  2. Sheik Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
  3. Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

As the ILT20 tournament is being organized and host in the UAE, the venues are expected to be Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Zayed Cricket Stadium, and Dubai International Cricket Stadium. It’s expected to feature 34 matches that will be played at venues across the UAE.

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.

ILT20 Venue: The venues are expected to be Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Zayed Cricket Stadium, and Dubai International Cricket Stadium for ILT20.

ILT20 in UAE – Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah

ILT20 UAE: UAE’s ILT20 to be held from Jan 6 to Feb 12, 2023. All eyes on the International League in UAE. This is the inaugural season for ILT20 which is scheduled to happen in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah.

Dubai International Stadium – ILT20 UAE

Dubai International Cricket Stadium – ILT20 Venue in UAE. Dubai International Stadium, Sports City, E311, Sheik Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (Old Emirates Road), Dubai. It is going to be the key stadium for the International League T20 tournament in UAE for the Inaugural edition 2023.

2023, Dubai is going to witness the greatest show of entertainment and cricket at one place in Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Dubai International Cricket Stadium formerly ‘Dubai Sports City Stadium’ of the Dubai,United Arab Emirates. Stadium is among the three cricket stadiums located in UAE.

Dubai International Cricket Stadium Capacity: The capacity of the stadium is at 25,000 spectators however it can be expandable for up-to 30,000 spectators. The stadium was established in 2009 and it is owned by DP Dubai Properties Group, a property development and management company.

Dubai International Cricket Stadium is an excellent stadium in UAE with very good maintenance and facilities. The design of this stadium is really cool unlike other stadiums where the lighting are projected from individual poles. 

Dubai International Cricket Stadium is also known as the “Ring of Fire”. The rim of the stadium’s roof has around 365 floodlights arranged in series which stand bold and bright in Dubai skyline – Ring of Fire

Levels of Seating Arrangement at Dubai Stadium (DSC)

Seating arrangement are planned properly based on the expectation of the fans and venue located with perfect seating facilities, well maintained ground. Levels of seating arrangement are

  • Premium Seating (West)
  • Premium Seating (East)
  • International Seating
  • Corporate Boxes
  • General Seating

An astounding field for cheering audiences to spectate stupendous sports anytime of the year. Thousands of people can enjoy the game at the same time (25K); Fool proof security system and opulent facility for the players, Dubai Stadium is a great place for Cricket lovers.

Dubai Cricket Stadium – Sport City is a dynamic project located in the heart of Dubai with a large number of local green areas adopting solar-powered street lighting. Canal is also available in the area. A versatile modern theme master planned community. 

Dubai International Cricket Stadium Map

LOCATION – Located on Old Emirates Road End or Sheik Mohammed Bin Zayed Road in Dubai Sports City End, Dubai.

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah – ILT20 UAE

The Sharjah Cricket Stadium is in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. It holds the record for the most ODIs hosted in a venue with 236 ODIs up to 19 February 2018. It was originally constructed in the early 1980s and has been much improved over the years. Sharjah Cricket Stadium considered as one of the oldest cricket venue in Middle East.

Opened: 1980

Phone: +971 6 542 2991

Email: cricket@sharjahcricket.ae

Website: www.sharjahcricket.ae

End Names: Pavilion End & Sharjah Club End

Tenants: UAE; Afghanistan

Owner: Sharjah Cricket Association

Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Address: Second Industrial St – Industrial Area – Industrial Area 5 – Sharjah – United Arab Emirates

END: Pavilion End, Sharjah Club End

Timeline – Sharjah Cricket Ground

  • 1984 : First Asia Cup – Rothmans Asia Cup
  • 1986 : Austral-Asia Cup
  • 1986 : First Sharjah Champions Trophy
  • 1996 : Pepsi Sharjah Cup, 100th ODI Match hosted at SCS INDIA VS SA, 14th April 1996
  • 1997 : Akai-Singer Champions Trophy, First D/N Match, India VS England 11th Dec 1997
  • 2002 : Hosted First International Test Match : Pakistan VS West Indies – Jan 31-Feb 4 2002
  • 2003 : Cherry Blossom Sharjah Cup
  • 2010 : Afghanistan Vs Canada, 200th ODI SCS Match, 18th Feb 2010
  • 2011 : Honored Guinness World Record – 20th Nov 2011
  • 2012 : ICC World Cricket League – Mar 2012
  • 2012 : Celebrities Cricket League(CCL)
  • 2013 : Hosted First T20 International – Afghanistan VS Scotland
  • 2013 : Sharjah Super Sixes, May 2013
  • 2014 : Indian Premier League (IPL), Apr 2014
  • 2016 : Masters Champions League(MCL), Feb 2016
  • 2016 : Pakistan Super League(PSL), Feb 2016
  • 2017 : Pakistan Super League(PSL), Feb 2017
  • 2017 : T10 League, Dec 2017
  • 2018 : Pakistan Super League(PSL), Feb 2018
  • 2018 : Afghanistan Premier League(APL), Oct 2018
  • 2018 : T10 League, Nov 2018
  • 2019 : Pakistan Super League(PSL), Feb 2019
  • 2020 : Indian Premier League(IPL), Sep 2020
  • 2021 : Indian Premier League(IPL), Sep 2021 (UAE Leg)

The Sharjah Cricket Stadium is in Sharjah. Check out information, Sharjah, stadium-tickets, stats, records, end-names and other details.

Sheik Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi – ILT20 UAE

Sheikh Zayed Stadium | United Arab Emirates | Cricket Grounds

The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi cost $22 million to build and is arguably one of the world’s finest cricket grounds. Sheikh Zayed Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Abu Dhabi. It can accommodate 20000 people and it was opened in 2004.

Check out information, stats, records, end names and other detils of Sheikh Zayed StadiumAbu Dhabi on ilt20.ae & ipl.ae

Ends: North End, Pavilion End

Capacity: 20,000

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium is located in Khalifa City. All IPL matches with international teams play in this stadium in Abu Dhabi. Now, International League T20 UAE is going to happen in Abu Dhabi as well.

Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium is counted as one of the most favourite destinations for modern cricket, Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

UAE-Emirates-Cricket-Board-ECB

UAE Emirates Cricket Board

UAE Emirates Cricket Board (ECB): United Arab Emirates Cricket Board is the governing body of certain cricket activities in United Arab Emirates. It is United Arab Emirates’s representative at the International Cricket Council and is an Associate Member and has been a Member of that body since 1990. It is also a Member of the Asian Cricket Council. ECB’s Chairman Honorable HH Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.

On 21 July 2016, UAE cricket took a step towards “full professionalism”, with the Emirates Cricket Board granting two-year central contracts to eight of its players.

In June 2018, ECB announced the first ever T20 franchise league in UAE, scheduled to start later that year after the T10 tournament.

In June 2021, The Emirates Cricket Board has announced that the inaugural ILT20 League would take place between January 6 and February 12, 2023.

ECB Councils 

ECB consists of all the four Emirates Cricket Councils such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman

ECB Board

Chairman

HH Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan

Vice-Chairman

Khalid Al Zarooni

Chairman’s Message

Cricket in the UAE enjoys a strong, illustrious history and continues to be a well-supported and popular sport played across the UAE since being introduced to our shores over 80-years ago. During that time, we have enjoyed seeing the sport grow to where, today, we have over 3,000 active amateur teams, 50 registered academies, and enjoy seeing well over 90,000 individuals actively involved in the game. Our Men’s, Women’s and U19 representative teams continue to excel in their performances on the international stage in both Asian Cricket Council and ICC tournaments.

Emirates Cricket boasts a strong Domestic portfolio through the D10, D20 and D50 series, as well as our Inter-Emirate Age-Group tournament. We are extremely proud to have added our own International UAE T20 League to our annual calendar. Our Board is very proactive in supporting the various Council-managed tournaments such as the long-standing, popular Bukhatir Premier League, the exciting Abu Dhabi T10 format as well as many other tournaments and series.
The UAE itself has fast become the international destination of choice for numerous top-tiered tournaments, such as the IPL, PSL, ICC Cricket World Cup, Asian Cricket Council U19 Asia Cup and various ICC Qualifying events. Our three World-Class stadia; located in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, regularly welcome various Full-Member and Associate-Member training camps throughout the season.

Emirates Cricket, having achieved ICC Associate Member status in 1990, continues to work tirelessly to maintain its standing and recognition as a leading Associate within the ICC. This recognition has been achieved through the unwavering support of councils; Abu Dhabi Cricket, Ajman Cricket, Dubai Cricket and Sharjah Cricket, the strong cricket-community in Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah, our leaders and the people of the United Arab Emirates, we, on the Emirates Cricket Board, are proud of the reputation we uphold and the benchmark we establish and maintain.

Emirati Development Program

Emirates Cricket is extremely cognisant in its responsibility to develop the Emirati youth into the game and has a robust schools-program in place. The Development Team works closely with the Ministry of Education to deliver these skills and fitness sessions to the youth at Emirati-schools, across the region, throughout the School season.