UAE T20x

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UAE T20x
CountriesUnited Arab Emirates
AdministratorEmirates Cricket Board
FormatTwenty20
Number of teams5
Websiteuaet20x.ae/

The UAE T20x was a Twenty20 (T20) franchise cricket tournament planned to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).[1] It would have been the first franchise T20 league to take place in the UAE.[1] The first edition of the tournament was scheduled to take place from December 2018 to January 2019.[2] Five franchise teams were scheduled to take part, with sixteen players per squad.[3]

AB de Villiers was named the ambassador for the first edition of the tournament,[1] with Shahid Afridi, David Miller, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell and Kumar Sangakkara announced as the icon players.[4][5][6][7] However, on 14 November 2018, Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) announced that the tournament would be cancelled due to only two buyers being found for the five franchises.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "UAE T20x 'a great concept' for local cricket – AB de Villiers". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  2. ^ "UAE T20 start-up to rival Big Bash League". news.com.au. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  3. ^ "More details released of UAE T20 League". Gulf News. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Emirates Cricket Board signs up David Miller and Andre Russell for UAE T20x". The National. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  5. ^ "England captain Eoin Morgan joins list of stars signed up for UAE T20x". The National. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Shahid Afridi ready to be part of 'new and refreshing' UAE T20x". The National. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Sangakkara completes UAE T20X Icon line-up". Gulf News. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Next month's UAE T20x cancelled by Emirates Cricket Board". The National. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Emirates T20x League called off". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 November 2018.