UAE T20X League: Andre Russell and David Miller sign up as Icon players
Both of them are currently featuring in the CPL.
Updated - Aug 26, 2018 1:03 pm
Andre Russell and David Miller, the T20 specialist players, have been signed up as the icon players for the inaugural edition of the UAE T20 League. The organisers will now look to sign three more internationals as icon players ahead of the tournament which commences in December. The five franchise competition is all set to be played from December 19 to January 11 in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
Recently, the former South Africa cricketer AB de Villiers was announced as the global ambassador of the T20 league and with the signings of these two cricketers, it is living up to its promise of recruiting renowned international players. Both Miller and Russell, are currently busy playing in the ongoing Carribean Premier League (CPL) for their respective teams.
Miller excited to play in UAE
David Miller is one of the best players going around in the shortest format with the strike-rate of close to 140 with a massive experience of 259 matches. He is looking forward to playing for one of the teams in the UAE T20X and felt that he will be able to learn a lot.
“I grew up in a country that is crazy about cricket and it meant there were a lot of opportunities to learn and develop as a player. What I love about UAE T20X is the legacy it aims to leave, not just in the UAE, but across the broader Middle East region, and around the world, especially amongst emerging and junior players from both ICC Test and Associate member countries,” he was quoted as saying by Sport 360.
He was also confident of this league being an immense success and went on to say the players in this region will get a golden opportunity to rub the shoulders with some of the legends of the game. “Not only will the league be an amazing spectacle for fans to watch, but it has the potential to inspire a new generation of players who will help grow the game across this region. It’s something I am passionate about and want to be involved in,” Miller added.