Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) today confirmed they are well into the final planning stages to bring an ECB elite, international T20 cricket league to home soil.
“This league will be ECB’s official flagship tournament.” said Khalid Al Zarooni, Vice Chairman Emirates Cricket Board. “A long-term goal and vision of the Board has been to own and to deliver an international-standard T20 league, one we have remained exceptionally committed to.” Al Zarooni stated that the league will be played across the UAE’s world-renowned venues and added; “We have had, and continue to have, very positive and constructive discussions with various Full Member and Associate Nations, the ICC, as well as various stakeholders where their collective response has been incredibly encouraging (in support of the league).”
T20 is, without doubt, the most popular format of the game today. Its scintillating, fast-paced energy and action appeals to all ages and nationalities. Combine this with theworld-renowned cricket stadia and facilities on offer across the UAE, and enhanced by being hosted at one of the world’s most desirable, accessible and exciting locations, Emirates Cricket’s flagship league is destined to provide a visual and emotional thrill for the global cricket-loving community.
ECB will announce more information about the league over the coming months.