Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday announced of coming up with the inaugural Emirates Domestic ‘D20’ tournament. This comes after the great success of the Emirates D10 tournament in July this year.
The apex body announced that tournament will begin on December 6 with the matches taking place at Dubai International Stadium. A total of six teams will compete with each other through 33 followed by the final match on December 24. The matches will be broadcasted on the social media platforms of the teams across the world.
ECB Vice Chairman Khalid Al Zarooni announced the tournament after acknowledging the success of D10 tournament.
“Following on from our successful hosting of the Emirates D10 tournament during July and August of this year, it is my pleasure to announce that the Emirates Cricket Board has finalised a domestic D20 (20-over) tournament. This initiative is an integral step in promoting and developing the sport in the UAE.” he said.
“Matches will be witnessed by UAE Cricket’s Director of Cricket, Robin Singh as well as by members of our national selection committee with a view of consideration for future selection (to represent the UAE). Our thanks goes to ITW Consulting, as partners of both our D10 and now our D20 tournament, their continued commitment to promoting and highlighting our domestic talent is exceptionally encouraging and we are excited to, through them, take our talents to the cricket-loving world through various streaming services,” he added.
Emirates D10 tournament saw players coming from both junior and senior strata of the game showcasing their skills on the field. This tournament will also help in identifying the young and talented pool of cricketers in the country.