Pune: T10 League organisers on Tuesday announced that International Cricket Council (ICC) has officially sanctioned the second season of T10 League to be held from November 23, 2018 in Sharjah. The apex body’s validation comes as a shot in the arm for the league that will have two new teams making them to a strong eight teams and a ten-day long season.
T10 League is the evolution of cricket, from 50-over games to 10-over games. ICC, last season, had approved the organisers of running the first 10 overs format league in the world.
Local and international players remain the main attraction of this league. Eoin Morgan-led Kerala Kings won the inaugural edition last year.
“This sanction from ICC for T10 League gives our partners, stakeholders and more importantly the players a much-needed boost. Having said that, it additionally gives us responsibility to ensure we keep growing year-on-year and make this format globally acceptable,” said Shaji Ul Mulk, Chairman, T10 League.
The second edition of the tournament will be a 10-day cricket event starting November 23 with the player draft slated in September.
Afghanistan’s youn spin wizard Rashid Khan (Maratha Arabians), former Pakistan captains Shahid Afridi (Pakhtoons) and Shoaib Malik (Punjabi Legends), England’s ODI captain Eoin Morgan (Kerala Kings), New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum (Rajputs), West Indies’ Sunil Narine (Bengal Tigers) and Darren Sammy (Northern Warriors) and Australia’s Shane Watson (Karachians) have already been roped in as Icon players for their respective franchises.