The DP World International League T20 was inaugurated at the Dubai International Stadium on January 13, 2023 in the presence of a large, enthusiastic crowd cheering on their respective teams.
The opening match was played between Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, co-owned by Shah Rukh Khan and Dubai Capitals, GMR group, with Dubai Capitals taking the first win.
Sponsored by DP World, the DP World ILT20 league comprises six teams playing a total of 34 matches across the UAE – Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.
The league is also associated with media partners, broadcasting and reporting real time updates from the matches, including Zee as global broadcast partner, Khaleej Times, Media Partner and FairPlay News.
“We are strong believers in the spirit of sports and aim to push boundaries and unite the sports fraternity. We’re elated to be a part of the DP World ILT20 and would like to thank the league for bringing us onboard the next big thing in the cricket world,” said a FairPlay News representative.
FairPlay News awards one player every match the title of the ‘Biggest Hit Of The Match’ along with a cash prize.
The DP World ILT20 is currently being played across the United Arab Emirates until the final on February 12, 2023.
The teams playing for the title are: Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (Knight Riders Group), Desert Vipers (Lancer Capital), Dubai Capitals (GMR group), Gulf Giants (Adani Sportsline), MI Emirates (Reliance Industries) and the Sharjah Warriors (Capri Global).