In additional thrilling cricket information for the central Asian area, the Cricket Federation of Uzbekistan (CFU) has announced the formation of the primary nationwide T20 event. Set to launch from August this 12 months, the Uzbekistan Premier League event will characteristic six groups and will likely be held in partnership with ANFA Prescription drugs, one of many fastest-growing pharmaceutical firms within the nation. It’s understood that ANFA will present the principle sponsorship for the competitors.
Since its formation in December 2019, the Federation has made speedy and spectacular strides in developing cricket. The person on the helm of the motion is CEO Aziz Mihliev, who’s of the assumption that growing cricket within the nation can open Uzbekistan as much as new alternatives.
“Since cricket is a well-liked sport in lots of components of the world, we additionally determined to develop this sport as we imagine that our youth may be very competent and have proven nice ends in various kinds of championships. Cricket can deliver new alternatives, new insights, and new targets to our nation”, Mihliev had opined in a earlier chat with Rising Cricket.
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The six-team UPL builds on the momentum of the inaugural ANFA Tashkent T20 event held final 12 months. It had full indigenous Uzbek participation and was performed beneath the watchful eyes of the Nationwide Olympic Committee management, together with representatives of the Ministry of Bodily Tradition and Sports activities. The event additionally benefited from nationwide information protection.
The Federation may be very optimistic about cricket’s prospects and the short enlargement to 6 groups reveals their ambitions of boosting the game’s growth by growing participation nationally.
In a press release to Rising Cricket, Mihliev described the formation of the event and his future plans.
“We now have determined to organise the UPL with a view to unfold the phrase about Uzbek cricket. To let folks in Uzbekistan and world wide know that we’ve thrilling competitions and good, proficient gamers. Apart from, UPL will hopefully assist us with attracting new sponsors for CFU. At present, ANFA Prescription drugs is our normal sponsor and has been supporting the CFU financially for the reason that starting of our operations.”
“Six groups from the six Uzbekistan areas will likely be competing with one another. We’re planning to ask native and overseas tv reporters to make a report on the UPL. So we’ve massive goals for this occasion. Though we’re not positive what number of followers we will collect within the stadium, considering the pandemic scenario, we imagine that this event will win us new followers.”
UPL will characteristic a complete of 33 video games structured as a double spherical robin group stage adopted by knockout video games. Affirmation of the ultimate format and schedule will likely be made nearer to the event launch date. Extra particulars are listed beneath.
Match Identify: Uzbekistan Premier League
Format: Double Spherical Robin and Knockout (TBC nearer to launch date)
Groups: Ferghana Rangers, Samarkand Warriors, Termiz Tigers, Tashkent Eagles, Khorazm Kings, Bukhara Defenders
Venue: Uzbek State College of Bodily Tradition and Sports activities Cricket Stadium, Tashkent
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