– League reveals solid cross-representation of existing and emerging world-recognised talent has signed-on –
– ILT20’s six-franchises have finalised contracting players through their option to ‘Directly Acquire Players‘ –
DUBAI, UAE, Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — UAE’s International League T20 (ILT20) has today revealed the next batch of exceptional, world-recognised cricketing talent that has signed-on to participate in the Inaugural event.
Having recently announced some of the biggest names in global T20 cricket today, the league bolsters their roster by adding more impressive names to their list of Marquee Players. Those joining this illustrious list include;
Speaking on the latest list of players to join the League, Mubashshir Usmani, Emirates Cricket’s General Secretary said: “Our team continues to be impressed with the quality of talent that has committed to participating in the ILT20. We are very pleased to see the list of Marquee players grow in stature which is evident through our latest reveal, and we are encouraged to see exciting, emerging talent join such experienced names from world cricket.”
The latest reveal of players also includes; Will Smeed, Rehan Ahmed, Jordan Thompson, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Bas de Leede, Chris Benjamin, and Bilal Khan.
Making its debut in January (2023), the inaugural ILT20, which has received multi-year ICC approval, will be played in a 34-match format across the UAE’s exemplemtary, world-class Cricket facilities in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Franchise owners include Reliance Industries, Kolkata Knight Riders, Capri Global, GMR, Lancer Capital, and Adani Sportsline.
About International League T20:
ILT20 is a professional franchise-based T20 format cricket tournament with 6 franchise teams competing in a 34-match event. ILT20 combines two of the most compelling aspects of global sport – world class infrastructure coupled with the most favorable time zone catering to cricket fans around the world. Reliance Industries Limited, Lancer Capital, the GMR Group, Adani Sportsline, Kolkata Knight Riders and Capri Global have acquired a team each in International League T20. UAE’s ILT20 has received multi-year ICC approval.