ECB launches Premier League T20
After the Indian Premier League and the ICC Twenty20 World Cup, the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) will conduct its own T20 Championship tournament, it was announced on Monday (2 August). The tournament will be called ‘Premier League T20’ (PL T20) and will be played among six teams in January-February next year.
Of the six teams, at least a couple of them will involve parties who own IPL franchises as well. Cricbuzz understands that Shahrukh Khan-owned Knight Riders franchise and GMR, co-owners of Delhi Capitals, are likely to be part of the tournament. Cricbuzz has also learnt that the ECB is in discussions with Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
“UAE’s Inaugural Premier League T20 will be played across UAE in January and February 2022. The new six-team franchise-style league has been sanctioned by Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Emirates Cricket Board Chairman Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan,” the ECB said in a statement.