The newly made UAE T20 league’s organisers ate trying their level best not to clash with the to be SA and Australian leagues. According to Reuters’ official, UAE T20 league organizers are trying to minimize the schedule clash.
The International League T20 (ILT20), will be launched in January. It will be second most flourishing tournament right after the IPL. The amount it will provide the player is huge and indeed will make a mark.
There will be six teams in the opening edition of the League. However, it’s schedule conflicts with that of Twenty20 league in South Africa, Cricket Australia (CA)’s Big Bash League and the Bangladesh Premier League.
However, Emirates Cricket Board general secretory Mubashshir Usmani, siad, there will be 12 window seleceted from January 6th to February 12th. It will thus, hopefully present “optimal playing conditions in the UAE”.
“While this window suits our purpose, we are closely working with different boards toward minimising date clashes.”
The money ILT20 is offering is quite alarming for leagues in Australia.
UAE has prompted Cricket Australia (CA) so that the later can conclude a negotiation. It will he regarding retaining the top players for the Big Bash League. However, BBL will run from December 13 to February 12.
Lynn to receive restriction for UAE T20 participation: reports
According to media reports, Australia and CA might restrict Chris Lynn’s availability in the ILT20 League. However, Lynn was in the marquee list which ILT20 published last week. Regarding that, Usmani said,
“We are working with Cricket Australia, in fact we are in touch with all the relevant cricket boards, to minimise any major clashes.”
“We do want Australian as well as any other available players to be involved with the league.”
However the marquee list had some other prominent names too. Those are of the English all rounder Moeen Ali, Dawid Malan and Chris Jordan. It also inclued West Indies all-rounder and big hitter Andre Russell as well as the Afghan bowler Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Usmani clarified that the franchises can directly sign overseas players in their team. However, ECB’s assistance is utmost important.
“Our team has been working alongside players, players’ agents and various boards to seek and secure the necessary approvals for those identified to participate in the league’s inaugural edition.”
However, the ILT20 will likely feature maximum overseas players in each team. It is because two among the eleven should be from Emirates.
According to Usmani, ILT20 was “special”. It allowed UAE players, and other associate nations of “an incomparable experience” to share the dressing room with best players in “one of the most attractive destinations in the world”.
Morover, The owners of several IPL franchisees have teams in the ILT20. These are: Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals.
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