Emirates Cricket Board launches Domestic 'D10' 10-over tournament

The inaugural D10 tournament, initiated by the Emirates Cricket Board, will be played from July 24 to August 7.
The inaugural D10 tournament, initiated by the Emirates Cricket Board, will be played from July 24 to August 7.

Dubai - Six teams to compete in the 34-match inaugural series



Emirates Cricket, in partnership with ITW Consulting on Sunday announced the inaugural Emirates Domestic 'D10' tournament scheduled to take place in Dubai from July 24 to August 7.
The six-team domestic tournament will see UAE's top four domestic club-teams as well as two 'Emirates Blues' teams (formed by Emirates Cricket) - comprising of a mix of junior and senior players - compete in a 34-match tournament.
Khalid Al Zarooni, vice-chairman of Emirates Cricket Board, said: "We are very pleased to announce this important milestone in the development of our sport. It has always been a vision of the (Emirates Cricket) Board to develop and add an annual top-tier domestic tournament to the UAE calendar."
Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Selection Committee Chairman, Emirates Cricket stated that the 10-over format is an extremely intense and a growing short-format of the game. "We expect this format to assist in developing each player's skill-set, encourage team cohesiveness and provide us with a platform to identify and select future talent."
Bhairav Shanth, co-founder and Group CEO ITW commented: "We are committed towards cricket in UAE, and we are looking forward to working with Emirates Cricket Board for the long term. Emirates D10 Tournament is our first step towards partnering ECB in future commercial ventures."
Mubashshir Usmani, secretary general Emirates Cricket said: "The addition of the UAE Domestic D10 bolsters Emirates Cricket's current portfolio of successful stand-alone 20-over and 50-over tournaments. We will be following all safety protocols, as stipulated by the health authorities, and as all matches will be played behind closed doors we encourage all cricket-loving fans to take advantage of the matches being streamed live," added Usmani.


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