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Zaheer wants to see Indian players in Abu Dhabi T10

Zaheer wants to see Indian players in Abu Dhabi T10
Zaheer Khan

New Delhi - Zaheer Khan says the T10 format is here to stay


Published: Tue 24 Sep 2019, 11:32 PM

Last updated: Wed 25 Sep 2019, 1:38 AM

With the advent of league cricket across the globe, more and more organisers have been yearning to have Indian players ply their trade in these leagues.
While Yuvraj Singh was allowed to play in the Canada T20 league, now Zaheer Khan is set to play in the Abu Dhabi T10 league that gets underway on November 14. The team he goes on to represent will be known only after the player draft.
"It completely depends upon the players themselves and BCCI if they are cleared to take part in the league. The entire organising team of Abu Dhabi T10 and my team owners have been extremely supportive towards me, the format in itself is so exciting that it always keeps you on your toes and makes you think each delivery. It would be great to see more Indian players take part in the Abu Dhabi T10 league and express themselves," he said.
Asked about the fast paced format that would actually see games end in around 90 minutes, Zaheer said: "Abu Dhabi T10 league is such an exciting format that it has garnered tremendous popularity globally.
"Last year I was a part of the tournament and I realised the amount of potential the format has, I am really looking forward to the new season and Abu Dhabi should be a great location for the league. T10 is the definitely the next big thing in cricket and it is here to stay."  
Earlier, former India skipper Anil Kumble had also said that it would be a great learning experience for young players in leagues across the world if they got to share the dressing rooms with Indian stars.
The star-studded Abu Dhabi T10 will see star players like Eoin Morgan, Shane Watson, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Angelo Matthews, Lasith Malinga, Mohammad Shahzad and Rashid Khan in November.

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