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Wednesday, February 23 2022 - 19:49
DUBAI, U.A.E., Feb. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- Franchise deal inked between GMR Group and UAE T20 League in Dubai 
- Remaining Franchise Partnerships to be announced over the coming weeks 
- UAE T20 League is Emirates Cricket Board's sanctioned, flagship professional 
T20 League 

    Indian-based infrastructure powerhouse, GMR Group has acquired the rights 
to own and operate Dubai franchise in the UAE T20 League to be held in UAE.

    Having been announced earlier this year, the six-team League remains well 
on track to be played in 2022 where senior committee members are encouraged by 
the enormous interest shown from a number of high-profile individuals and 
well-established corporates from across the world.

    G.M. Rao, Group Chairman at GMR Group said, "UAE continues to impress with 
its progressive, positive mind-set toward sport and the business of sport, and 
we believe these traits align well with our group strategy to support sports 
from grass-roots through to international level while being effective in 
engaging with the community. Our group is convinced that UAE T20 League 
proposed structure and plans will leverage these unique traits of UAE." 

    "Our team has 14-seasons' experience in managing the franchise process, 
through our Delhi Capital team's involvement in the Indian Premier League 
(IPL), and we will integrate the same elements of these processes into UAE T20 
League and help establish it as a premier and an integral part of the global 
cricket ecosystem." 
    Khalid Al Zarooni, Vice-Chairman at Emirates Cricket Board said, "UAE T20 
League considers itself very fortunate to have engaged in a series of very 
meaningful discussions with various potential stakeholders interested in 
investing in our League. These discussions have proven very rewarding 
culminating in us being extremely honoured to welcome GMR Group as our 

    Mubashshir Usmani, General Secretary at Emirates Cricket Board said, "As an 
ICC Associate Member Emirates Cricket is cognisant of the need to compete 
against ICC Full Members to further develop player skills and match 
performance. At its heart, the UAE T20 League will provide this opportunity for 
players within the Associate structure to play alongside world class 
Internationals and be provided with a much-needed opportunity to showcase their 
skills to a wider audience. We are confident this League will quickly establish 
itself as one of our pioneering events and will shape cricket to new heights."

    Media Contact: 
    Name: Shivashish

    Source: UAE T20 League