Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sikandar Raza and Rovman Powell Join Dubai Capitals team for ILT20 2023

The GMR Group team Dubai Capitals signed 14 overseas players, including Rovman Powell, Fabian Allen, Dasun Shanaka, and Sikandar Raza, for the International League T20 2023. In the addition, the other experienced players are Dushmantha Chameera and Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Hazratullah Zazai, and two Associate representatives are Scotland’s George Munsey and Netherlands’ Fred Klaassen.


Four domestic (UAE) players will be drafted in the near future, so a total of 18 players will represent the Dubai capital squad in the ILT20. The Westindies power hitter batsman Rovman Powell is the only current signee who is part of the Delhi Capitals, an IPL franchise owned by the GMR Group.

Dubai Capitals Players for ILT20 2023

All 14 overseas players are listed below with the country name, the local UAE players will be added to the draft in the upcoming days.

Dubai Capital Player nameCountry
Rovman PowellWest Indies
Dushmantha ChameeraSrilanka
Hazratullah ZazaiAfghanistan
Fabian AllenWest Indies
Mujeeb Ur RahmanAfghanistan
Sikandar RazaZimbabwe
Niroshan DickwellaSrilanka
Dasun ShanakaSrilanka
Bhanuka RajapaksaSrilanka
Dan LawrenceEngland
Blessing MuzarabaniZimbabwe
Isuru UdanaSrilanka
George MunseyScotland
Fred KlaassenNetherland

Kiran Kumar Grandhi, the chairman of Dubai Capitals and managing director of the GMR group, said that having been involved in the Indian Premier League for 15 years now it is the right time to expand our reach to the global popularity charts for this format of cricket.

It is a perfect start for GMR Sports to build the Capitals universe, which will feature a galaxy of cricketing stars from around the world, through the International League T20, which will be launched in the UAE in January 2023. The Dubai Capitals look forward to participate and play quality cricket in the league.”

The other franchises like MI Emirates, Gulf Giants, and Abu Dhabi Knight Riders also announced their 14 players squad for the ILT20 tournament 2023. The six-franchise league has been sanctioned by the official UAE cricket board (Emirates Cricket Board) and will take place between January 6 and February 12 the next year 2023.

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Updated: March 28, 2024 — 11:36 pm

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