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.
6 pm, opening ceremony, followed by:
Bengal Tigers v Kerala Kings
Maratha Arabians v Pakhtoons
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.