With the inaugural season of UAE’s international T20 league just a few months away, the praises from UAE outside the cricket field have already started. The Chairman of UAE Cricket, Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, gifted bats made from gold to the owners of all six franchises participating in this inaugural highly anticipated cricket league 2023.
The franchises and their owners that received the prestigious gift include Paul Voigt (Desert Vipers), Kiran and Ruchir Grandhi (Dubai Capitals), Nikhil Meswani (Owner – MI Emirates), Rajesh Sharma (Sharjah Warriors), Pranav Adani (Gulf Giants) and Jay Mehta (Abu Dhabi Knight Riders).
The Souvenir Golden Bat Gifted to ILT20 Teams Owners
The press release reports that the gifts were handed over after revealing the first look at the Trophy of International League T20 2023. The golden bats were given to the franchise owners as a souvenir, and they have colors of the UAE flag woven into the grip with the logo of ILT20 imposed.
The event occurred during a private lunch organized by the board of UAE’s Cricket Board. Worldwide famous crickets, including Wasim Akram, Brett Lee, Dawayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, and Simon Doull, attended this meetup and provided entertainment through a chat show.
The inaugural season of the UAE T20 League is just around the corner. The schedule of ILT20 was announced recently, and the league will start on 13th January 2023. Each franchise’s recent lineup has excited the fans, including many famous international players on each team. The six franchises will compete with each other, with 84 international and 24 UAE players.
The Chairman of the International League T20 gifted a golden bat to the owner of each franchise. The host country’s hospitality motivates the non-participating team and builds a strong bond with the current participants. With the Emirates League’s debut just a few months away, the hype from cricket fans is on the rise.