Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Sports(Entertainment)
Filter PR by
  
Stellar Roster of Over 400 International Players to Be Included in the UAE T20X Draft
 
  • Kumar Sangakkara, Chris Gayle, Luke Wright, Shakib Al Hasan, JP Duminy, 
  • Shahzad Mohammed, Brendon Taylor and Luke Ronchi up for UAE T20x Player Draft

Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Monday, 10 September 2018:   The newly launched UAE T20x franchise league has been built on the values of player development and international diversity- and today it highlights its commitment to this by revealing a snapshot of the global talent who have made themselves available for the player draft, scheduled to take place in November.

More than 100 players from England & Wales have registered for the player draft including T20 legend Luke Wright and big hitter Alex Hales, along with Ireland’s Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien.

Fans of Caribbean cricket will not be disappointed with the news that Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Evin Lewis and two-time T20 World Cup winning captain Darren Sammy are keen to head to the UAE this winter too.

Joining South African Player Icon David Miller in the draft will be his fellow countrymen JP Duminy, Morne Morkel and right-arm spin bowler Imran Tahir. The African continent will also be represented by former Zimbabwean captain Brendan Taylor and Sikandar Raza. Names in the mix from New Zealand include limited overs specialist Colin Munro along with Luke Ronchi who animated the PSL earlier in the year and became its 2018 Player of the Tournament. 

Huge interest has come from the sub-continent with over 140 players showing their interest in taking one of the 80 spots at this year’s tournament. Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal and Mustafizur Rahman will be fan favourites, along with Afghanistan’s Shapoor Zadran and big hitter Shahzad Mohammed who currently holds the most number of T20 International Player of the Match awards by an associate member. 

Zayed Abbas, Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) Board Member and Official Spokesperson said: “As an ICC Associate Member, the ECB has put the growth of the sport at its heart, and a key aim of UAE T20x is to provide a platform where emerging talent can develop by playing with and against the biggest names in international cricket. It therefore goes without saying that we are delighted to see so many world class players putting themselves forward to be a part of our league and to support our vision.”
With 120 submitted names from over 10 Associate Member Nations, the smaller cricket playing countries will also be well represented in the draw for the inaugural tournament, which runs from 19th December – 11th January in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. These currently include:

UAE: 28 players inc- Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar
Netherlands: 12 players inc- Ryan Ten Doeschate and Van der Merwe
Nepal: 8 players inc-Sandeep Lamichhane and Paras Khadka
Oman: 15 players inc- Zeeshan Maqsood and Jatinder Singh
Scotland: 7 players inc- Calum MacLoed and Matthww Cross
USA: 6 players inc- Ali Khan 
Canada: 8 players inc- Dilon Heylinger and Hamza Tariq
Hong Kong: 8 players inc- Babar Hayat and Ehsan Nawaz
Japan: 2 players inc- Shogo Kimura

In addition to these names, the league currently has a roster of over 350 current players, retired legends and experienced coaches from more than 20 cricket playing nations who have shown their interest in being picked for one of the five franchise teams. 


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 8772 times
PR Category : Entertainment
Posted on : Monday, September 10, 2018  12:42:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Brian O'Driscoll Wins the 2018 Omega Celebrity Masters
Next Story : Fabio Aru Takes Another Top 10 Finish for UAE Team Emirates ...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Michael Kors Watches | Summer 2019 [9467-Views]
Saint Honore Paris [9083-Views]
Spring Collection 2019 - Versus Mouffetard [9077-Views]
Super-Perfecting Radiance Skincare with FILORGA's OXYGEN-GLOW Range [8455-Views]
Longchamp X Nendo A “!” Moment Around Le Pliage® [8125-Views]
Color Your World with Wet n Wild Beauty this Spring [8015-Views]
Desigual SS19 Collection [7960-Views]
Amorepacific Group holds an event for its 1st anniversary in the Middle East [7607-Views]
BMW at Auto Shanghai 2019 [6802-Views]
Your ultimate fragrance gift guide for Ramadan 2019 [6789-Views]
Coach presents Delancey Collection [6722-Views]
Modesty meets festive spirit in Diva Abaya's Ramadan collection. [6673-Views]
Tissot Heritage Visodate Quartz [6545-Views]
The Region's Most Loved Health & Beauty Brands at Beautyworld Middle East, Thanks to World... [6368-Views]
Rob Raco: new FENDI Men's Eyewear Collection Ambassador [6368-Views]
IKEA Collection Launch | TÄNKVÄRD [6326-Views]
Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Limited Edition [6039-Views]
Johnson's participates in Arab Hospitals Federation [5502-Views]
Experience a Moment of Pure Joy With Starbucks First Ever Frappuccino Matcha Tea [5466-Views]
Al-Futtaim Toyota rewards customers ahead of the holy month of Ramadan [5185-Views]
HUGO BOSS watches Legacy Collection [5118-Views]
BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai gets ready for grand Vishu celebrations on April 12th [5112-Views]
Catch the free two-time Guinness World Record attraction IMAGINE as it lights up Festival ... [5075-Views]
Supercharged Innovation: Galaxy S10 encompasses breakthrough camera technology [5063-Views]
Enjoy Your Love for Burgers and Arts at Artsy Shacks in Dubai [4801-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories