Dubai : The International League T20 on Saturday confirmed that the second season of the United Arab Emirates domestic franchise-based T20 League will be held from January 13, 2024.
The inaugural season’s enthralling final was played on February 12 in front of a packed Dubai International Stadium. The James Vince-led Gulf Giants defeated the Desert Vipers by seven wickets to become the champions of the inaugural season.
Adani Sportsline-owned Gulf Giants became the proud owners of the dazzling DP World ILT20 trophy besides collecting the winning purse of USD 700,000.
Following the success of the DP World ILT20 2023 work has begun on Season 2 which is set to commence on January 13, 2024. Season 2 will be played on the same 34-match format with four playoffs including the final. The tournament schedule will be announced in due course.
On the occasion, His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance and Chairman of Emirates Cricket Board said: “We want to thank the fans who turned up at the three venues as well as those who watched the coverage around the world for their wonderful support.”
“The league succeeded in showcasing to the world our local cricket talent as well as our exceptional hosting capabilities which make UAE a wonderful cricketing destination,” he was quoted as saying in a release on Saturday.
“DP World ILT20 will continue to leave a lasting impact on the development of cricket in the country and fortify UAE as one of the top cricket destinations in the world.
We look forward to hosting and entertaining you all in Season 2.” Vice Chairman Emirates Cricket Board and Chairman DP World ILT20, Khalid Al Zarooni said, “We are delighted to announce Saturday, 13 January 2024 as the commencement date of DP World ILT20 Season 2.
The first season has been an enormous success, surpassing expectations, and the league will only grow further and build on this incredible beginning.”
“I want to thank all franchises, sponsors, partners, especially DP World and ZEE, commentators, presenters and other stakeholders who all collectively put together a truly world-class sporting event,” he said.
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