T10 Cricket League 2017: Schedule, Broadcasting channels and all you need to know

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The first ever edition of the T10 Cricket League (TCL) 2017 will be played in UAE this year and will see six teams participating in the inaugural season.

This league was brought into existence by UAE’s famous business tycoon Shaji Ul Mulk, who is also the chairman of the Mulk Holdings. Salman Iqbal, owner of the ARY Groups from Pakistan, will be the President of this League.

Some of the biggest names in recent times like Virender Sehwag, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi and Inzamam-ul-Haq (Team owner) have all been named as a part of the TCL.

The tournament is all set to commence in the third week of December and will last for a span of four days from December 14 to 17th.

Complete schedule

December 14

6 pm, opening ceremony, followed by:

Bengal Tigers v Kerala Kings

Maratha Arabians v Pakhtoons

December 15

4 pm, Bengal Tigers v Punjabi Legends

6 pm, Maratha Arabians v Team Sri Lanka

8 pm, Punjab Legends v Kerala Kings

10 pm, Pakhtoons v Team Sri Lanka

December 16

4 pm, 1st in Group A v 3rd in Group B

6 pm, 3rd in Group A v 1st in Group B

8 pm, 2nd v Group A v 2nd in Group B

10 pm, 5/6th place play-off

December 17

5.30 pm, 1st semi-final – Team 1 v Team 4,

7.30 pm, 2nd semi-final – Team 2 v Team 3,

9.30 pm, Final

11:30 pm, Closing Ceremony

Achors/Hosts of the T20 league:

Famous celebrity anchor Karishma Kotak and Zainab Abbas will co-host the tournament.

Broadcasting channels:

All matches Live on Sony ESPN in India

Ten Sports will show matches Live in Pakistan

For Bangladesh – Channel 9

USA and UK – ARY digital network

OSN – The Middle East and North Africa

Teams, Icon Players, Owners and the local talents

Maratha Arabians

Icon Player: Virender Sehwag (India)

Top picks: Mohammed Amir (Pakistan), Imad Wasim (Pakistan)

UAE players: Shaiman Anwar, Zahoor Khan

Owners: Bollywood actor Sohail Khan & businessmen Ali Tumbi & Parvez Khan

Bengal Lions

Icon Player: Sarfraz Ahmed (Pakistan)

Top picks: Sunil Narine (West Indies), Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)

UAE players: Mohammed Naveed, Rameez Shahzad

Owners: Neelesh Bhatnagar, Rizwan & Anis Sajan

Kerala Kings

Icon player: Eoin Morgan (England)

Top picks: Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Sohail Tanvir (Pakistan)

UAE players: Rohan Mustafa, Imran Haider

Owners: Dr. Shafi Ul Mulk


Icon Player: Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)

Top picks: Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan), Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)

UAE players: Amjad Javed, Saqlain Haider

Owners: Habib Khan

Punjabi Legends

Icon Player: Shoaib Malik (Pakistan)

Top Picks: Hasan Ali (Pakistan), Chris Jordan (England)

UAE players: Ghulam Shabber, Shareef Asadullah

Owners: Inzamam-ul-Haq and Intizar-ul-Haq

Team Sri Lanka Cricket

The Sri Lankan International cricket team will be taking part in this tournament, led by Dinesh Chandimal. Alongside a bunch of  Lankan youngsters, some senior players like Thisara Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dilshan Munaweera, Dushmantha Chameera, and Sachitra Senanayake will be taking part in this event.


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