Some of the world’s most famous cricketers like Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi and Dwayne Bravo will likely be seen in motion in the fourth version of Abu Dhabi T10 event, to be performed from January 28 to February 6. The total event will likely be performed on the Zayed Cricket Stadium.
Arguably the best limited-overs cricketer of all time, Gayle will take centre stage because the icon participant for Team Abu Dhabi. With over 1,000 T20 sixes beneath his belt, the West Indian is raring to produce the fireworks in the fast-paced ten-over format.
“The shorter the format, the more exciting the game becomes, I can’t wait to play at the Zayed Cricket Stadium again, watch out Abu Dhabi – a Gayle storm is coming!” mentioned Gayle in an announcement issued by the organisers.
While Gayle is a part of Team Abu Dhabi, Afridi would be the icon participant for Qalandars, Bravo for Delhi Bulls, Russell for Northern Warriors and Narine for Deccan Gladiators.
Other huge names to feature in the occasion are former Pakistan captain Shoaib Mailk for defending champions Maratha Arabians and Sri Lankan duo of Thisara Perera (Pune Devils) and Isuru Udana (Bangla Tigers).
“I look forward to coming back to the Abu Dhabi T10 and playing in one of the most stunning stadiums in the world,” mentioned Afridi.
His Excellency Aref Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, felt proud in regards to the metropolis’s rising sporting repute.
“Although we have hosted numerous local and international cricket events in the past, our commitment to host the second season of Abu Dhabi T10 enhances our gold star portfolio of world-class destination sporting events.
“It builds upon and expands our profile for bringing collectively the highest athletes in world sport and providing elite competitors and unparalleled leisure worth,” Al Awani mentioned.
Abu Dhabi T10 league is the first-ever 10-over event in the world to obtain the complete backing and sanction of each the International Cricket Council and the Emirates Cricket Board.