A stunning line-up of the game’s superstars has signed on – ILT20 press release
The UAE league has announced the signing of an array of international players yet there are no Pakistani players in the lengthy list delivered on Monday while the league dates conflict with a comparatively announced new league in South Africa.
The UAE league has announced the signing of an array of international players yet there are no Pakistani players in the lengthy list delivered on Monday.
The coordinators of ILT20 have said there will be South Africans as well. The league dates conflict with a comparatively announced new league in South Africa.
“Some of the biggest names in global T20 cricket from 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, The Netherlands, and Nepal have now signed on,”an ILT20 release said.
The list, inquisitively, includes Chris Lynn, the former Australia batsman, who has decided to play in the desert, as opposed to in his nation’s Big Bash League (BBL), which likewise will be held around a similar time.
The probability of certain Australians favoring ILT20 to the BBL has been dreaded in the Australian cricket setup recently. The name of David Warner, who has generally been accounted for to be taking a gander at the UAE occasion, doesn’t feature in the list.
“A stunning line-up of the game’s superstars has signed on,”the statement said and released the names which also include Moeen Ali, who seems to be featuring among those contacted by Cricket South Africa (CSA).
Apart from the England all-rounder, other marquee players roped in are, 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, and Mujeeb Ul Rahman.
Other players on board are Lahiru Kumara, Seekugge Prasanna, Charith Asalanka, Colin Ingram, Paul Stirling, Kennar Lewis, Ali Khan, Brandon Glover, Ravi Rampaul, Raymon Reifer, Isuru Udana, Blessing Muzarabani, Niroshan Dickwella, Hazaratullah Zazai, Frederick Klassen, Sikandar Raja, George Munsey, Dan Lawrence, Dominic Drakes, Jamie Overton, Liam Dawson, David Wiese, Qais Ahmed, Richard Gleeson, James Vince, Noor Ahmed, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Navin Ul Haq, Sherfane Rutherford, Saqib Mahmood, Ben Duckett, Benny Howell, and Ruben Trumpelman.
Khalid Al Zarooni, chairman of UAE ILT20, said,
“Over the past weeks, 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 to announce the first set of players who will compete in the league.”
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 four UAE players and two other players from ICC Associate countries. The quality of the names announced is outstanding and so is the interest in our league from top players from all around the world.”
The inaugural edition of the league, which has gotten long-term endorsement from the International Cricket Council (ICC), will be held in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah in January-February.
Reliance Industries, Kolkata Knight Riders, Capri Global, GMR, Lancer Capital, and Adani Sportsline have purchased the six franchises.