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Abu Dhabi T10 league pushed further to next year due to busy UAE cricket calendar

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The T10 league will now be performed from January 28 to February 6, on the Zayed Cricket Stadium.

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This yr’s Abu Dhabi is all set to go on flooring this season, however the event has been rescheduled. The 10-over T20 extravaganza, initially slated to start out from November 19th, has been pushed additional to January.

The ultimate of the IPL 2020 is because of happen on November 10. Contemplating that the main focus of UAE cricket is presently solely on the IPL, the T10 league will now be performed from January 28 to February 6, on the Zayed Cricket Stadium. Aref Al Awani, the overall secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports activities Council, mentioned that they’re planning to host the event in a bio-secure setting owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“T10 is quick, punchy, thrilling cricket that engages followers of the game like few different tournaments, so we’re naturally thrilled to see the 2020 event going forward early subsequent yr,” Al Awani mentioned as quoted by The Nationwide.

“As folks noticed from the extent of help the event delivered in its inaugural yr, Abu Dhabi is a dedicated sporting vacation spot. The Abu Dhabi T10 has already effectively and really confirmed itself inside the high tier of the emirate’s sports activities portfolio,” he added.

Over 124,000 spectators attended the event final season

Over 124,000 spectators attended the event final season and it fetched a cumulative TV viewers of greater than 80 million globally. Sony Footage Community, the host broadcasters, are hoping to take up the quantity by not less than 15 per cent within the upcoming version.

“This yr has proved to be a vastly difficult one for sports activities, so we’re completely thrilled that Abu Dhabi might be welcoming us for the rescheduled event,” Shaji Ul Mulk, the league’s chairman, mentioned. “The Abu Dhabi T10 will proceed to develop stronger yearly, so we’re eagerly anticipating getting again on the crease within the UAE capital,” he added.

Similar to final yr, the event will characteristic eight groups battling for the final word trophy in a 10-day format. A lot of franchises have modified homeowners and therefore, there’s a risk of witnessing revamped groups. The much-awaited IPL 2020, after many delays, lastly rolled out within the UAE on September 19th and since then, it has been an enormous success thus far. Matt Boucher, Abu Dhabi Cricket’s chief govt, mentioned related security measures might be applied on the T10 as have been in place for the IPL.

“We sit up for working in collaboration with T Ten Sports activities Administration to make sure the environment friendly and secure supply of the Abu Dhabi T10,” Boucher mentioned.

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