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10 Days, 29 Matches - Abu Dhabi Set to Headline the Future of Cricket

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The world's first-ever ten-over format international league – Abu Dhabi T10 will be hosted at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi from 28th January - 6th February 2021

Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 19, 2021:  The most explosive players from around the world, a revolutionary new format, a thrilling 10-day itinerary and one of the finest venues – the stage is set for Abu Dhabi T10! The world's first-ever ten-over format international league will be hosted at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi from 28th January - 6th February 2021.

From the big-hitting ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle to Shahid ‘Boom Boom’ Afridi to the spin wizard Sunil Narine, the very best of the best are making their way to the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium to do what they do best - entertain. They will come out with all guns blazing from the go as each Abu Dhabi T10 match will last only 90 minutes, so expect some fast-paced thrilling action laced with a lot of sixes and wickets.

Eight franchises which will battle it out in the middle: Team Abu Dhabi, Maratha Arabians, Bangla Tigers, Deccan Gladiators, Qalandars, Delhi Bulls, Northern Warriors and Pune Devils.

Defending champions Maratha Arabians will be up against the Northern Warriors in the season opener on 28 January 2021, while Team Abu Dhabi will take the field against last season's runner-up Deccan Gladiators on 29 January 2021.

The star line-up for the competition doesn't just end at Gayle, Afridi and Narine; Pakistan's Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez are set to showcase their all-rounding prowess, West Indies' Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard will light up the death overs with their big strikes and South Africa's Chris Morris and Imran Tahir aren't going to back away when they take on some of the top ball strikers from around the globe.

The defending champions Maratha Arabians have been pitted against Bangla Tigers, Delhi Bulls and Northern Warriors in Group A, while last season's runners up Deccan Gladiators will be up against Qalandars, Team Abu Dhabi and Pune Devils in Group B. The teams were assigned their respective groups through a Team Draw in December. All the eight franchises confirmed their team line-ups after picking their players in the Abu Dhabi T10 Players’ Draft last month.

In only 10 days’ time, the second season of the Abu Dhabi T10 will set the cricket stage on fire, marking a stupendous start to the cricket season in 2021.

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