Despite prevailing novel coronavirus threat, the Abu Dhabi T10 League schedule has been confirmed from November 19 to 28 this year.
The league in the shortest format of cricket, however, will take place at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium only after approval from the concerned authorities.
England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan, who represents the Delhi Bulls team in the T10 League, has revealed the league dates in a teleconference with media. He also hailed the league as a format with the appeal to have cricket inducted in the Olympic Games.
“I think the one thing that T10 offers is that it’s so appealing to the Olympic Games and the Commonwealth Games. It’s the fact that you can play the whole tournament in the space of 10 days,” Morgan said during the conference.
The league last year was shifted from Dubai to the United Arab Emirates, where the competition took place across ten days.
The 2020 edition will be hosted by Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Abu Dhabi Cricket.
The last edition, won by Dwayne Bravo-led Maratha Arabians, has seen over 120,000 fans thronging the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium across 10 days.