That’s exciting news for cricket fans in the UAE! The ILT20 Development Tournament in Dubai, starting on September 30, appears to be a fantastic initiative to promote local talent in cricket. Here’s a brief overview of ILT20 launches development tournament; more than 300 domestic players to feature;
Purpose of the Tournament: The ILT20 Development Tournament aims to provide a platform for UAE players to showcase their skills and potentially earn a spot in Season 2 of the International League T20 (ILT20).
ILT20 launches development tournament and Requirements
Each franchise participating in ILT20 must have at least four UAE players in their squad. This encourages the development and inclusion of local cricket talent.
Current Retained Players:
The six franchises have already retained 11 UAE players for their squads. These players are Ali Naseer (Desert Vipers), Aayan Afzal Khan (Gulf Giants), Junaid Siddique (Sharjah Warriors), Matiullah (Abu Dhabi Knight Riders), Mohammad Waseem (MI Emirates), Muhammad Jawadullah (Sharjah Warriors), Raja Akif (Dubai Capitals), Rohan Mustafa (Desert Vipers), Sabir Ali (Abu Dhabi Knight Riders), Sanchit Sharma (Gulf Giants), and Zahoor Khan (MI Emirates).
With 11 players retained, there are still 13 spots for UAE players in the upcoming tournament. This creates an excellent opportunity for emerging talents to prove themselves and secure a spot in the ILT20.
The 11 retained UAE players are expected to participate in the ILT20 Development Tournament, showcasing their skills and potentially solidifying their places in the franchise teams for Season 2 of ILT20.
Cricket fans in the UAE can look forward to an exciting competition and witness the emergence of new sports talents during this tournament.