Abu Dhabi T20 league schedule announced

The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi is being used as a venue for hosting the 2018 Asia Cup.

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Chris Gayle of West Indies smashes a straight six. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The schedule for the Abu Dhabi T20 tournament has recently been announced. The mega event is scheduled to get underway on October 4 with the match between New Zealand’s Auckland Aces and Afghanistan’s Boost Defenders. England’s Yorkshire Vikings, Pakistan’s Lahore Qalandars, South Africa’s Multiply Titans are the other participating franchises.

The event will have five matches with the final to be played on October 6. A number of international stars including the likes of Tymal Mills, Chris Gayle, Yasir Shah and Albie Morkel are set to grace their presence in the T20 extravaganza.

Fans can look forward to three days of thrilling entertainment

Players from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will also be a part of the event. Previously, Aref Al Awani, General Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, sounded excited about the event. He also believes that the tournament will help in increasing Abu Dhabi’s credentials as an international venue.

“Make no mistake, this a dynamic field of the best of the best. With this level of player power, the tournament allows Abu Dhabi to deliver on our mandate of ushering in an exciting new era of cricket in the emirate,” Awani was quoted as saying by the media.

“Fans can look forward to three days of thrilling entertainment in what we anticipate will be fiercely fought action to lift the inaugural Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy. The tournament will certainly help cement Abu Dhabi’s international sporting credentials, reinforcing its major events hub reputation and expand awareness of our world-class facilities,” he added.

The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi is being used as a venue for hosting the 2018 Asia Cup where teams like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka played.

Here’s the schedule

October 4, Thursday

Auckland Aces vs Boost Defenders

Yorkshire Vikings vs Lahore Qalandars

October 5, Friday

Hobart Hurricanes vs Lahore Qalandars

Multiply Titans vs Boost Defenders

October 6, Saturday

Yorkshire Vikings vs Hobart Hurricanes

Multiply Titans vs Auckland Aces

Final(TBD vs TBD)

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