Cricket fans will witness another larger-than-life T20 league very soon. A T20 league by the name of Ajman T20 Cup is set to start from March 13 in the United Arab Emirates. Four teams from Abu Dhabi T10 League – Bangla Tigers, Deccan Gladiators, Delhi Bulls, Northern Warriors and two other teams, Ajman Heroes and Maratha Arabians will participate in the tournament. The Ajman Cup will also act as a talent-spotting program for the T10 league. The tournament will be played in a single round-robin format. The top four teams will qualify for the semis and the winners will play the final on March 22.
Meanwhile, the founder of Abu Dhabi T10 League, Shaji Ul Mulk believes that the tournament will provide a healthy environment to the players to reach their full potential
â€œThe UAE has seen tremendous growth in the cricket community; the Ajman Cricket Council is working proactively to nurture the regionâ€™s raw talent and fortify them for the international stage. We wish to create an infrastructure where players can healthily challenge themselves, reach their full potential, and leverage Abu Dhabi T10â€™s extensive platform,â€ said Mulk.
Hereâ€™s the full schedule of the Ajman T20 Cup
|Date||Day||Time (IST)||Team 1||Team 2|
|13-Mar||Sunday||7:30 PM||Deccan Gladiators||Ajman Heroes|
|14-Mar||Monday||6:00 PM||Bangla Tigers||
|14-Mar||Monday||9:45 PM||Maratha Arabians||Delhi Bulls|
|15-Mar||Tuesday||6:00 PM||Ajman Heroes||
|15-Mar||Tuesday||9:45 PM||Deccan Gladiators||
|16-Mar||Wednesday||6:00 PM||Northern Warriors||Delhi Bulls|
|16-Mar||Wednesday||9:45 PM||Maratha Arabians||Bangla Tigers|
|17-Mar||Thursday||6:00 PM||Deccan Gladiators||Bangla Tigers|
|17-Mar||Thursday||9:45 PM||Northern Warriors||Ajman Heroes|
|18-Mar||Friday||6:00 PM||Maratha Arabians||
|18-Mar||Friday||9:45 PM||Ajman Heroes||Delhi Bulls|
|19-Mar||Saturday||6:00 PM||Northern Warriors||
|19-Mar||Saturday||9:45 PM||Bangla Tigers||Delhi Bulls|
|20-Mar||Sunday||6:00 PM||Deccan Gladiators||Delhi Bulls|
|20-Mar||Sunday||9:45 PM||Bangla Tigers||Ajman Heroes|
|21-Mar||Monday||6:00 PM||Semi-Final 1 â€“ Team 1 vs Team 4|
|21-Mar||Monday||9:45 PM||Semi-Final 2 â€“ Team 2 vs Team 3|
|22-Mar||Tuesday||7:30 PM||Final â€“ Winner S.F.1 vs Winner S.F. 2|
Where to Watch?
All matches will take place at the Ajmanâ€™s Malik Cricket Stadium and fans can enjoy matches live-stream on CricTracker Youtube channel, FanCode in India, Willow TV in the USA & Canada.
Here are full squads of Ajman T20 Cup
Bangla Tigers â€“ Karwan
Babar Iqbal (c), Ali Khan, Fayyaz Ahmed, Tariq Mehmood, Puniya Mehra (U19), Ismail Khan, Sagar Kalyan, Rameez Shahzad, Asfand Dyar, Arsalan Jawed, Ali Naseer, Mohd Farooq, Fahad Nawaz, Ameer Hamza, Sheraz Ahmed Piya, Furqan Khalil.
Maratha Arabians â€“ Brother Gas
Jiju Janardhanan (c), Ansh Tandon, Hamdan Tahir (U19), Harry Bharwal, Imran Nazir, Maroof Merchant (U19), Matiullah Khan, Mohd Afzal, Mujahid Ameen, Omer Farooq, Saqhuib Manshad, Shanawaz Khan, Usman Khan, Vishnu Sukumaran, Zeeshan Abid.
Delhi Bulls â€“ Future Mattress
Umair Ali Khan (c), Adil Mirza, Zawar Farid, Shakoor Khan, Ali Shan (U19), Nilansh Keshwani (U19), Mohammed Usman, Sardar Bahzad, Waseem Bari, Syed Haider, Zahid Ali, Sabir Rao, Sultan Ahmed, Zohaib Zubair, Qamar Awan, Tahir Lateef.
Northern Warriors â€“ Defenders
Muhammad Yasir Maharvi (c), Wajid Khan, Yasir Kaleem, Taimoor Bhatti, Muhammad Sharam Faisal, Hamad Arshad (U19), Sandeep Singh, Abdur Rehman, Imran OD, Farhan Babar, Asif Mumtaz, Karnal Zahid, Farhan Ahmed, Saqib Mahmood, Rizwan Amanat, Salman Babar.
Deccan Gladiators â€“ MGM
Adeel Malik (c), Ansar Khan, Rahul Chopra, Danish Quereshi, Hassan Khan (U19), Aayan Khan, Waqas Ali, Hameed Khan, Muhammad Hassan, Laxman Manjrekar, Mohd Kaleem, Ahmad Shafiq, Umar Hafeez, Saifullah Noor, Malik Ghulam Mustafa, Mayank Chaudhary.
Adnan Ul Mulk Nawab (c), Adnan Arif, Shahrukh Sheikh, Faizan Sheikh, Dawood Ejaz, Amjad Gul, Khalid Shah, Luqman Luki, Sanchit Sharma, Gopa Kumar, Hafeez Rehman, Aaryan Lakra, Faisal Baig, Adnaan Khan.