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ILT20 Season 2: The UAE Cricket Extravaganza Returns

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Star Players, Exciting Matches, and Lucrative Prizes Set the Stage

Dubai, January 19, 2024 – The UAE is all set to host the second season of the much-celebrated DP World International League T20 (ILT20), commencing this Friday with Gulf Giants facing Sharjah Warriors at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The league, which spans over four weeks across Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi, culminates in a thrilling final in Dubai on February 17.

A Roster of International Stars

David Warner, after his recent retirement from Test cricket for Australia, is slated to make his ILT20 debut, leading the Dubai Capitals. The season also marks the first time Pakistani players will join the league, with Mohammed Amir being available throughout the competition, while the participation of Shaheen Afridi, Shadab Khan, and Azam Khan will be subject to national duties.

UAE’s Local Talent in the Spotlight

A commitment to local talent is evident with each squad including four UAE players, ensuring that two are a part of the starting XI for every match. Muhammed Waseem, the UAE captain, returns after being the leading home-based player last season. Aayan Khan, the young prodigy of UAE cricket, rejoins Gulf Giants after their title win last year.

A Global Audience and Rich Rewards

With matches broadcast live on Dubai TV in the UAE and streamed on, the league’s excitement will reach a global audience. The prize money is equally compelling, with the winning team set to bag $700,000, and the runners-up $300,000. Individual excellence is also recognized with awards for the best batter, bowler, most valuable player, and the leading UAE player in the tournament.

Securing Your Seat at the Matches

Cricket enthusiasts can secure their tickets at the league’s official website or at Virgin Megastore outlets across the UAE, ensuring they don’t miss the action.

The ILT20 2024 Schedule

The schedule promises non-stop cricketing action, with single matches starting at 6.30 pm and the first match of doubleheaders at 2.30 pm. The league ensures a vibrant sporting atmosphere throughout the UAE, bringing international cricket stars and local heroes under one roof.


The second season of ILT20 promises cricketing splendor, merging local flair with international prowess. As the teams gear up for the opening matches, the UAE solidifies its position as a premier destination for world-class cricketing action.

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