Abu Dhabi T10 2021: UAE to host Abu Dhabi T10 5th Edition from November 19 to December 4 2021
The fifth season of the Abu Dhabi T10 tournament will be played from November 19 to December 4 in the UAE, right after the T20 World Cup.
With COVID-19 running amok, the UAE has emerged as the favourite destination for host countries if they are sceptical about conducting cricket tournaments at home.
Given that India - pencilled in to host the T20 World Cup 2021 in October-November - is in dire straits, the UAE has emerged as a viable option to host the world event. There is a big possibility that the remaining parts of both the IPL and the PSL will be played in the UAE as well.
The country has earned the trust of the cricket community after successfully hosting IPL 2020 and the D20 competition apart from several other International fixtures.
To add to the list, the UAE is all set to host the fifth edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 tournament from November 19 to December 4 this year. With the T20 World Cup likely to conclude on November 15, this will also mean that the contracted players can simply switch bubbles and avoid extra quarantine.
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The tournament will be played over 15 days and will see some big international stars like Mohammad Hafeez, Nicholas Pooran, Chris Jordan and Dwayne Bravo in action.
"It is most heartening to see the world's top cricketers in this hugely popular format and upcoming cricketers seize the advantage of the platform to rub shoulders with the best in the business," Shaji Ul Mulk, Chairman of Ten Sports Management (TSM), owners of the T10 League, said.
The last season of the Abu Dhabi T10 was played in January-February 2021 with the Northern Warriors lifting the trophy. It is yet to be decided whether or not the crowds will be allowed inside the stadiums given the Covid-19 situation.
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