Emirates Cricket Board’s popular Emirates ‘D20’ tournament is all set to commence play tomorrow, Monday June 13thand will culminate with the finals on Tuesday, June 28th. ITW, commercial and media partner for ECB’s domestic-series, has confirmed Skyexch.net as Title Sponsor with Fancode as ‘powered-by’ sponsor (for the series). Matches will be broadcast live on Fancode in India, Geo Super in Pakistan, Crictracker youtube channel and Sportseye Facebook for rest of world.
Launched late-2020, the successful six-team 20-over domestic tournament will see UAE’s top five domestic teams, as well as an ‘Emirates Blues’ team – formed by Emirates Cricket Board and comprising of a mix of junior and senior players – compete in a 33-match tournament all played at Ajman’s Malek Ground.
Andrew Russell, Emirates Cricket Development Manager said; “We are very pleased to announce the next edition of the Emirates D20. This format and series has proven itself to be an integral platform in which to keep our players match-ready, hone skills and sharpen mental aptitude. It continues to provide our Selection Committee with the opportunity to seek-out and recognise talent, and plan their progress into the representative sides.” “We are extremely grateful to Fancode, Skyexch.net and our partner, ITW Consulting for their continued commitment to and support of our domestic game.”
Richard Saldanha, Head New Business Initiative ITW, said. “Structuring domestic cricket in a league-style competitive tournament window has enhanced growth and development of the game. Broadcasting this series across various broadcast global platforms has given opportunities for UAE’s domestic players to show-case their talent and skill to a larger audience.” “We are thankful for ECB for entrusting ITW as their valuable partner as we tap to unlock sponsors and broadcaster with our smart-TV-ready quality production showcasing a 10-12 camera set-up.”
Ali Khan, Pacific Star Sports said, “We are really pleased to regularly work with our partners ITW.” “Securing Skyexch.net as Title sponsor for this domestic tournament strengthens our belief in the exponential growth for cricket that we fore-see from this part of the region.”