The International League T20 tournament is scheduled to start on 13 January 2023.
The six-team tournament is expected to feature 34 matches, with each side playing the others twice before four playoff matches.
Featuring Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, Desert Vipers, Dubai Capitals, Gulf Giants, MI Emirates and Sharjah Warriors.
Packed with outstanding T20 players, the first edition of the tournament is expected to bring together renowned global stars and emerging talents of the world.
Ahead of the tournament, the captains of both sides came together to address a joint press conference and imparted plenty of wisdom ahead of the opening match.
MI Emirates’ Dwayne Bravo spoke about the last year of his cricketing career, ahead of the short tournament.
“It’s important for me to pass on whatever knowledge that I have about the game to my teammates and develop the next generation of cricketers. This is a short tournament, but it’s going to be a competitive one.” Bravo Said
Emirates will take on Moeen Ali’s Sharjah Warriors in their first match. Ali recently won the T20 World Cup with England and said the team is here to win. Moeen Ali said before the match,
“We’ll look to play some good cricket and we are here to win. We want to do well particularly in Sharjah since it’s our home ground. We are looking forward to enjoying our cricket.” he added