Maratha Arabians co-owner Parvez Khan is very optimistic about his side’s stellar performance for the upcoming season of Abu Dhabi T10 League. The tournament is the only T10 League in the world affiliated by the International Cricket Council (ICC)
The fourth edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 league is scheduled to begin from January 28 with the finals set to be held on February 6. This time around eight strong teams will be participating in the tournament are Team Abu Dhabi, Maratha Arabians, Bangla Tigers, Deccan Gladiators, Qalandars, Delhi Bulls, Northern Warriors, and Pune Devils.
The Karnataka Tuskers has rebranded and will be known as Pune Devils this season.
Defending champions Maratha Arabians’ co owner Parvez Khan said, “Our team is committed to defend the Abu Dhabi T10 title and make history by becoming the first side to win the tournament back to back. We have a fantastic team and I am certain everyone will give their best to bring the trophy home again.”
Shaji Ul Mulk, founder, and chairman, T10 Sports Management (TSM) also said: “We are thrilled that our team owners have decided to return for another season of Abu Dhabi T10. This multi-year commitment illustrates the confidence the team owners have in the fast-paced ten-over format.
“Our team at TSM, led by our Director for Strategy and Development Haroon Lorgat, have done a spectacular job bringing our partners together and ensuring a cohesive ownership platform to propel us forwards to our best ever event.”
Last year, Maratha Arabians had defeated Deccan Gladiators by 8 wickets after chasing a total of 88 runs, will look to replicate the similar show this season.
Matt Boucher, Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Cricket, said: “The return of all the team ownership groups is fantastic news. The owners are the bedrock of the Abu Dhabi T10; their continued support and commitment to the event provide all our public and private stakeholders in Abu Dhabi with the platform to build a stronger annual product. Our thanks to Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi for their vision to include world-class cricket as a priority delivery within the destination events calendar.”