Indian-based infrastructure firm GMR Group, which co-owns IPL workforce Delhi Capitals, has acquired the rights to personal and function the Dubai franchise within the UAE T20 League.
The upcoming version of the six-team league stays on observe to be performed later this yr.
GM Rao, the group chairman at GMR, mentioned, “UAE continues to impress with its progressive, constructive mind-set towards sport and the enterprise of sport, and we imagine these traits align effectively with our group technique to help sports activities from grass-roots by to worldwide stage whereas being efficient in partaking with the neighborhood.
“Our group is satisfied that UAE T20 League proposed construction and plans will leverage these distinctive traits of UAE.” He added, “Our workforce has 14 seasons’ expertise in managing the franchise course of, by our Delhi Capitals workforce’s involvement within the Indian Premier League (IPL), and we are going to combine the identical components of those processes into UAE T20 League and assist set up it as a premier and an integral a part of the worldwide cricket ecosystem.”
Khalid Al Zarooni, vice chairman at Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), mentioned, “UAE T20 League considers itself very lucky to have engaged in a sequence of very significant discussions with varied potential stakeholders excited by investing in our League.
“These discussions have confirmed very rewarding culminating in us being extraordinarily honoured to welcome GMR Group as our accomplice.
“The standing of this League, throughout the cricketing world, is vitally essential to us, and we have now aligned ourselves with companions that share the identical values towards the sport; holding its spirit, integrity and longevity to the very best regard.”
The UAE T20 League is an expert franchise-based T20 format cricket match established in 2020.