STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle to play in first-ever T10 cricket league

In a new first, a tournament in the United Arab Emirates will see cricket being played in 90 minutes, like football, in 10 overs.

Published: 23rd August 2017 06:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd August 2017 06:20 PM   |  A+A-

Virender Sehwag is one among the brand ambassadors for the T10 league. (File | PTI)

Virender Sehwag is one among the brand ambassadors for the T10 league. (File | PTI)

By Online Desk

In a new first, a tournament in the United Arab Emirates will see cricket being played in 90 minutes, like football, in 10 overs, according to media reports.

Former Indian opener, Virender Sehwag, West Indies star batsman, Chris Gayle, former Sri Lankan captain, Kumar Sangakkara, and former Pakistan all-rounder, Shahid Afridi have all been announced as the brand ambassadors for the tournament. Afridi will be leading the Pakhtoons team as well.

According to a report on the Sportswallah website, the tournament is scheduled to be a 4-day weekend event from December 21 to December 24. Six teams, named after selected South Asian regions, will participate in the tournament.

The tournament is slated to have a unique opening ceremony and is also expected to see some never-seen-before innovations on a cricket field, said the report. More than 20 celebrities are expected to perform at the four-day event.

According to PTI, the teams playing in the league are, Team Punjabis, Team Pakhtoons, Team Maratha, Team Banglas, Team Lankans, Team Sindhis and Team Keralites, among others. The auction will be conducted in the United Arab Emirates.

Member of the Emirates Cricket Board, Mulk Holding was quoted as saying to cricketcountry.com, “We are very excited about the concept of T10 as it brings cricket to the level of world sports of 90 minutes and fast pace action. We all enjoy T20. Wait till you experience T10! We have based this league on a South Asian concept as we have a dominant south Asian, cricket crazy population in the UAE and GCC.”

More from Cricket.

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp