All the news we have gotten from UAE International League T20 has been very interesting so far. But this one is an opportunity for UAE-based cricketers. They can take part in the upcoming league. ILT20 has opened registration for UAE-based players for the first edition of 2023. That means if you are from UAE, then you can also participate in the league. All you need is to register yourself on the official website of International League T20. As the dates passed, the registration for the local players is closed, and every team selected four UAE players in the squad.
The portal will require you to fill out several fields. Additionally, you can get more instructions when you sign up and register yourself. The first and foremost thing to consider is the selection criteria. Since it is a well-funded and well-known cricket league, they will not pick every player. The franchises will shortlist the registered individuals.
The ILT20 portal also mentions the clear ICC guidelines. Make sure to view them before going any further. Many people are confused as to why registration has suddenly come live. Well, it was planned from the start. If you look at the player pool, certain slots were locked for regional players. Since it is the first Emirates T20 league, they are planning to give chance to the UAE talent, newcomers.
One more thing to note is that registration is available until Friday, November 8. The month of December will be dedicated to franchises reviewing and shortlisting these registrations. You will see at least 4 UAE-based players in every franchise in ILT20 2023. Once the reviews are done, selected individuals will be notified. And they will be eligible to participate in the International League T20, starting from 13th January 2023.
The General Secretary of Emirates Cricket Board, Mubashir Usmani, said,
“League management are extremely pleased to open the registration portal, which can be found on the now-live ILT20 website, to our expansive UAE-player-pool, and we welcome their interest to compete in the inaugural edition of the League.”
He further presented his remarks on registrations going live by saying,
“In exposing UAE’s players to high-level, international matches ratified by the ICC, of which the ILT20 has received a multi-year approval, bodes well for not only UAE Cricket’s player development but also for the development of Associate Cricket, where Franchise teams have already signed-on players from various Associate nations, as we strive for sustainability and innovative opportunities to grow our players and raise the bar on their competitive edge.”
That’s all there is to know about the registrations yet. They are currently open and available for UAE regional Players. You can sign up to participate in the much-awaited UAE T20 league. But make sure to grab this opportunity before it’s gone.