T10 cricket is all set to make its debut in the United Arab Emirates. The newest form of cricket starts from December 14. It is not a big tournament as it concludes on December 17. Some of the biggest names to have played the game will feature in this tournament. Virender Sehwag, Shahid Afridi, Eoin Morgan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Dinesh Chandimal are some of the big stars that would feature in the tournament.
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Virender Sehwag (Icon), Shaiman Anwar, Alex Hales, Lendl Simmons, Rilee Rossouw, Ross Whiteley, Kamran Akmal (wicketkeeper), Dwayne Bravo, Zahoor Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Sami, Hardus Viljoen, Wayne Parnell, Imad Wasim, Reolof van der Merwe.
Shoaib Malik (Icon), Umar Akmal, Misbah-ul-Haq, Carlos Brathwaite, Fahim Ashraf, Abdul Razzaq, Ghulam Shabbir (wicketkeeper), Luke Ronchi (wicketkeeper), Shareef Asadullah, Hassan Ali, Chris Jordan, Rangana Herath, Dawlat Zadran, Adil Rashid, Usama Mir.
Sarfraz Ahmed (Icon), Rameez Shahzad, Darren Sammy, Darren Bravo, Mohammad Nawaz, Rovman Powell, Sunil Narine, Ryan McLaren, Mohammed Naveed, Mustafizur Rahman, Rumman Raees, Hassan Khan, Anwar Ali, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher.
Eoin Morgan (Icon), Ryan ten Doeschate, Babar Hayat, Rohan Mustafa, Kieron Pollard, Shakib al Hasan, Paul Stirling, Imran Haider, Sohail Tanvir, Liam Plunkett, Wahab Riaz, Samuel Badree, Rayad Emrit, Chadwick Walton, Nicholas Pooran.
Shahid Afridi (Icon), Fakhar Zaman, Tamim Iqbal, Dwayne Smith, Ahmad Shahzad, Najibullah Zadran, Amjad Javed, Mohammad Nabi, Liam Dawson, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Khan, Umar Gul, Shaheen Afridi, Saqlain Haider.
Team Sri Lanka Cricket
Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Thisara Perera, Nipun Karunanayake, Angelo Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Alankara Asanka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dilshan Munaweera, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Angelo Jayasinghe, Wanidu Hasaranga, Kasun Madushanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Viswa Fernando, Sachithra Senanayake, Jeffrey Vandersay.
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December 14, 2017
Bengal Tigers v Kerala Kings
Maratha Arabians v Pakhtoon
December 15, 2017
Bengal Tigers v Punjabi Legends
Maratha Arabians v Team Sri Lankan Cricket
Punjabi Legends v Kerala Kings
Pakhtoon v Team Sri Lankan Cricket
December 16, 2017
Team 1 (Group A) v Team 3 (Group B)
Team 3 (Group A) v Team 1 (Group B)
Team 2 (Group A) v Team 2 (Group B)
Bottom two teams of both the groups combined will play off for the 5th and 6th position.
December 17, 2017
Semi Final 1 – Team 1 Overall v Team 4 Overall
Semi Final 2 – Team 2 Overall v Team 3 Overall
6 teams. 10 overs. 90 minutes.
The teams are arriving in style, filled with the greatest cricketers, all set to change the dimension of the game.
Watch the #DesertStorm, from December 14th-17th at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. pic.twitter.com/vJC5YCbiMW
— T10 League (@T10LeagueTweets) November 27, 2017
The official broadcasting rights have been bagged by the Ten network in Pakistan. Ten Sports will telecast the matches in Pakistan. In India, the Sony ESPN network has bagged the rights. Channel 9 will be the one showcasing the event in Bangladesh. For the Middle East and North Africa, the OSN has the official rights. ARY Digital Network owns the rights for the UK and the USA.