The International League T20 (ILT20), which is based in the United Arab Emirates, has revealed a spectacular roster of super-stars who have committed to playing in the inaugural competition. Reliance Industries, Kolkata Knight Riders, Capri Global, GMR, Lancer Capital, and Adani Sportsline are some of the powerful Franchise-owners in the League, and they are represented by some of the greatest names in international T20 cricket.
One of the best players is Moeen Ali, and others include Andre Russell, Dawid Malan, Wanindu Hasiranga, Sunil Narine, Evin Lewis, Colin Munro, Fabien Allen, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Dushmantha Chameera, Shimron Hetmyer, Akeal Hosein, Chris Jordan, Tom Banton, Sandeep Lamichhane, Chris Lynn Rovman Powell and Bhanuka Rajapaksa.
More Foreign Players Expected To Join By Next Week
“Over the past weeks, ILT20’s six franchises have started discussions and engaged with players, and players’ agents, to exercise their ‘Direct Acquisition’ rights, and we are extremely delighted to be in a position today to announce the first set of players who will compete in UAE’s Inaugural (T20) League”, said Khalid Al Zarooni, Chairman UAE ILT20 League.
“It’s exciting to see how well the squads are shaping up for the first season of ILT20. Each team will consist of 18 players including 4 UAE players and 2 other players from ICC Associate countries. The quality of the names announced today is outstanding and so is the interest in our league from top players from all around the world”, informed Mubashshir Usmani, who is the Emirates Cricket’s, General Secretary.
Later this week, the league will reveal other foreign players, and the process to sign the four UAE players for each team will begin.