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ILT20 announces development tournament featuring 300 domestic players

The International League T20 has announced a development tournament scheduled to be played between September 30 and October 10 in Dubai.

ILT20 announces development tournament

Emirates Cricket Board has announced the dates for the ILT20 2024 on August 23, which is scheduled to start on January 19. On this occasion, the development tournament had been announced

The IL T20 will be organising the first edition of ILT20 season 2 which will provide an excellent opportunity to UAE’s domestic players and international players. This will help them showcase their talent to impress the DP ILT20 franchises for their selection in season 2.

Six franchises have picked 11 UAE players as part of their squads for season 2. All the franchises should have at least four UAE players in their squad. This means 13 spots are yet to be filled.

All 11 players retained by the franchises including Ali Naseer (Desert Vipers), Aayan Afzal Khan (Gulf Giants), Junaid Siddique (Sharjah Warriors), Matiullah (Abu Dhabi Knight Riders), Mohammad Waseem (MI Emirates), Muhammad Jawadullah (Sharjah Warriors), Raja Akif (Dubai Capitals), Rohan Mustafa (Desert Vipers), Sabir Ali (Abu Dhabi Knight Riders), Sanchit Sharma (Gulf Giants) and Zahoor Khan (MI Emirates) are expected to participate in the ILT20 2023 Development Tournament.

The Emirates Crick Board secretary Mubashshir Usmani was delighted on the advancement in the tournament progress and said, “We are very happy to see UAE players being provided an opportunity to show their skills through the ILT20 Development Tournament. This initiative is truly a life-changing opportunity for these players.”

“I am confident that the tournament will be hugely beneficial for the growth of the game and will become a launch pad for participation in the DP World ILT20 as well as aiding in the identification and selection of players for UAE’s men’s teams in the years ahead.

The ILT20 Development Tournament will feature six teams with each team facing other teams in the group stage matches. The top four teams will be progressing to the semi-finals. The group stage matches will be played at ICC Academy grounds and the finals will be played on October 10. With only 15 days before the tournament, the schedule and squads will be announced in the next few days.

There will be 14 players guided by experienced staff and more than 300 domestic players have signed for the pre-tournament player draft. The head coaches will be the ones to finalize the selection for their franchises and Andy Russell the Emirates Cricket Board’s development manager and Tournament Director of the ILT20 will be handling the overall selection process.

After the tournament, all the participating players will be eligible for selection in DP World ILT20 season 2.

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