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ILT20: Dubai Captains acquire Robin Uthappa months before the inauguration ceremony

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International League T20 is all set to commence with an inauguration ceremony in January 2023. Dubai Capitals, an ILT20 franchise, has officially confirmed that star Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa will be joining them ahead of the season start. Previously, the first season of this middle east top-tier league was set to commence during January and February of 2022 but later was postponed a year later.

Last year in September, Uthappa announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He recently retired from the Indian Premier League franchise, Chennai Super Kings, for whom he played for two seasons and wore the champions title one season. Uthappa is expected to show his magic after joining the ILT20 franchise.

Dubai Captains’ official Twitter account posted, “As classy as it gets at Dubai Capitals. Here’s welcoming Robbie to our family, now eager to see a few dancing down-the-track shots at the Dubai International.”

International icons to be part of ILT20

Star players from around the world are set to light up the field with their grandeur. Alongside, many local players from UAE will also have the opportunity to play with legendary players like Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, Dasun Shanaka, Kieron Pollard, and many others. ILT20 is primarily made to support and give a platform for local talents to shine alongside high-profile players. Now Robin Uthappa is set to join in on the party.

The International League T20 will have a similar format as of Indian Premier League where each team gets to face others twice in the ground stage. The top four ranking franchises on the board will be playing further for one eliminator and two qualifiers before the final showdown.

The General Secretary of the Emirates Cricket Board, Mubashshir Usmani expressed delight and excitement stating, “This is a very exciting time for the league and, collectively, we are delighted to announce the 2023 ILT20 playing schedule. To have superstars such as Dubai Capital’s Dasun Shanaka and Abu Dhabi Knight Rider’s Andre Russell open their teams’ accounts is very exciting.”

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Pratik Pathak
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