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The 2022 edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 will take place at the Zayed Cricket Stadium from November 23 to December 4. The tournament is all set to begin its sixth season.
The league’s total economic impact value in 2021 touched $621.2 million, while last season’s competition reached 342 million television and over-the-top (OTT) digital viewers, in turn increasing Abu Dhabi T10’s sponsorship value by 81 percent to $279.3 million – all new records for the franchise tournament.
“Through our partnership with the Abu Dhabi T10, we have further positioned Abu Dhabi as a major sporting global hub and consistently demonstrated the city’s ability to both build, and host, one of cricket’s most entertaining competitions,” said HE Aref Al Awani, General Secretary, Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
Shaji Ul Mulk, Chairman of T Ten Sports Management, added: “When we first brought the league to Abu Dhabi, we had the aim of establishing it as one of the standout events on the international cricket calendar and, with the support of ADC, ADSC, DCT – Abu Dhabi and Emirates Cricket Board, we’ve done just that.
“The Abu Dhabi T10 is now well established as a credible form of the global game, and we see incredible growth with each edition, with global broadcast figures increasing to 342 million viewers thanks to the hard work of everyone involved – from the players to our franchise owners, broadcasters and sponsors.
Season 6 of the competition will see the defending champions Deccan Gladiators defend their title against star-studded sides Delhi Bulls, Chennai Braves, Bangla Tigers, Northern Warriors, and Team Abu Dhabi.
Captain Wahab Riaz and icon player Andre Russell were a part of the Deccan Gladiators squad that lifted the trophy in 2021. Another exceptional set of cricketers will be selected to fly to Abu Dhabi when the 2022 Official Draft gets underway later this year, with UAE men’s national team stars again provided the opportunity to test their skills against the world’s best.
The tournament’s format will remain the same, with each team playing 10 league fixtures before the top four sides advance to the playoffs and final.