T10 Cricket League 2017: All you need to know

With the world's first T10 cricket league all set to kick off in Sharjah next month, here is what you need to know

Pakistan's Mohammad Amir, center, celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Sri Lankan batsman Dilshan Munaweera during their third Twenty20 international match at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
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What T10 Cricket League is the pilot edition of a new 10-over format of cricket. Involving some of the leading players from the international game, it is the brainchild of UAE businessman Shaji Ul Mulk. He believes a match lasting 90 minutes, the same duration as other international sports like football, represents the future of the game.

Where Sharjah Cricket Stadium

When December 14-17

Tickets Available at branches of UAE Exchange, Al Fardan Exchange, Al Ghurair Exchange, Leopards Courier, and Karachi Darbar.


North Stand: Dh20

West Stand: Dh40

Grand Stand: Dh70

Member’s Enclosure: Dh100

Celebrity Stand: Dh500

The tickets are also be available online at q-tickets.com/t10

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. 03 October 2017. T10 Cricket League unveiling press conference held at the JW Marriot. Shahid Afridi, Shaji Ul Mulk, Salman Iqbal and Eoin Morgan. (Photo: Antonie Robertson/The National) Journalist: Paul Radley. Section: Sport.
The T10 Cricket League is the brainchild of Shaji Ul Mulk, second from left. Antonie Robertson / The National

Schedule December 14

6pm, opening ceremony, followed by:

Bengal Tigers v Kerala Kings

Maratha Arabians v Pakhtoons

December 15

4pm, Bengal Tigers v Punjabi Legends

6pm, Maratha Arabians v Team Sri Lanka

8pm, Punjab Legends v Kerala Kings

10pm, Pakhtoons v Team Sri Lanka

December 16

4pm, 1st in Group A v 3rd in Group B

6pm, 3rd in Group A v 1st in Group B

8pm, 2nd v Group A v 2nd in Group B

10pm, 5/6th place play-off

December 17

5.30pm, 1st semi-final – Team 1 v Team 4, followed by second semi-final and final


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The teams:

Maratha Arabians

Leading player: Virender Sehwag (India)

Top picks: Mohammed Amir (Pakistan), Imad Wasim (Pakistan)

UAE players: Shaiman Anwar, Zahoor Khan


Bengal Lions

Leading player: Sarfraz Ahmed (Pakistan)

Top picks: Sunil Narine (West Indies), Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)

UAE players: Mohammed Naveed, Rameez Shahzad

DUBAI , UNITED ARAB EMIRATES , NOV 13   – 2017 :-  Rohan Mustafa of UAE team playing a shot during the one day international cricket match against Zimbabwe A team at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. (Pawan Singh / The National) Story by Paul Radley
UAE captain Rohan Mustafa will also be in action at the tournament. Pawan Singh / The National

Kerala Kings

Leading player: Eoin Morgan (England)

Top picks: Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Sohail Tanvir (Pakistan)

UAE players: Rohan Mustafa, Imran Haider



Leading player: Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)

Top picks: Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan), Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)

UAE players: Amjad Javed, Saqlain Haider

Punjabi Legends

Leading player: Shoaib Malik (Pakistan)

Top picks: Hasan Ali (Pakistan), Chris Jordan (England)

UAE players: Ghulam Shabber, Shareef Asadullah


Team Sri Lanka Cricket will be led by Dinesh Chandimal, and made up exclusively of players from Sri Lanka