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    26 Pakistani players signed for the first edition of the T10 Cricket League

    Kerala Kings – Sohail Tanvir, Wahab Riaz

    Maratha Arabians – Mohammad Amir, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Sami, Kamran Akmal

    Punjabi Legendz – Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Hasan Ali, Misbah-ul-Haq, Faheem Ashraf, Abdul Razzaq, Usama Mir

    Pakhtoon Team – Shahid Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Khan, Umar Gul, Shaheen Shah Afridi

    Bengal Tigers – Sarfaraz Ahmed, Rumman Raees, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Hassan Khan


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    Full teams











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    Not like our fast bowlers are about to break down is it.

    Let's enrol them in a Micky mouse tournament which will be full of fixers

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    paksitan should block their centrally contracted players.

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    Does anyone know what kind of money the players are making here? doesnt show anywhere...is it comparable to the other leagues or is it a minimal figure?

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    Kerala Kings are gonna win.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hamzi View Post
    Does anyone know what kind of money the players are making here? doesnt show anywhere...is it comparable to the other leagues or is it a minimal figure?
    It's a 3 days tournament with limited work. 10 Overs, as as batsman you cannot even face 10 overs and as bowler you will maximum bowl 2 overs.

    I think anything above 50K would be outrageous


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    Quote Originally Posted by wasimjunior View Post
    Not like our fast bowlers are about to break down is it.

    Let's enrol them in a Micky mouse tournament which will be full of fixers
    Easy there buddy - don’t make accusations when nothing has happened yet

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    Where's Shady?!?

    Also, Faheem and Razzaq in the same team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayyman View Post
    Where's Shady?!?

    Also, Faheem and Razzaq in the same team.
    Shady will be playing the Big Bash.
    I’m a bit surprised Babar didn’t get picked though.


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    When does it start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desprado123 View Post
    When does it start?
    It's from Dec 14-17.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DRsohail View Post
    paksitan should block their centrally contracted players.
    Why is that? If Players want to earn some money, let them earn. Board got nothing to do as there is no match ahead. Pakistani players will bring some money for poor Pakistan!! Good for economy and also good for Cricket relation with other nation players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raf Pragmatic View Post
    Why is that? If Players want to earn some money, let them earn. Board got nothing to do as there is no match ahead. Pakistani players will bring some money for poor Pakistan!! Good for economy and also good for Cricket relation with other nation players.
    Its sbout rules and regulation and player safety.do u know what sorts of risks it involve.. i think u are new to this particular game and just know about the money,broaden ur vision about the particular game and then come.
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    I hope this never becomes mainstream


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    Quote Originally Posted by msb314 View Post
    Easy there buddy - don’t make accusations when nothing has happened yet
    Yet.

    It's not an accusation but a fact that leagues that are not organised or endorsed by official cricket boards and have involvement from wealthy Asian businessmen usually result in foul play.

    From a cricket perspective... is it going to improve our players?

    No

    And if money making is an issue- they have plenty off opportunities in official ICC tournaments like the big bash and blast.

    This is a real tamasha league and serves no upside

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasimjunior View Post
    Yet.

    It's not an accusation but a fact that leagues that are not organised or endorsed by official cricket boards and have involvement from wealthy Asian businessmen usually result in foul play.

    From a cricket perspective... is it going to improve our players?

    No

    And if money making is an issue- they have plenty off opportunities in official ICC tournaments like the big bash and blast.

    This is a real tamasha league and serves no upside
    agreed.these leagues provide opportunities to the foul play.pakistani centrally contracyed player should be blocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRsohail View Post
    Its sbout rules and regulation and player safety.do u know what sorts of risks it involve.. i think u are new to this particular game and just know about the money,broaden ur vision about the particular game and then come.
    What it got to do with rules and regulations, or even with player safety? Vai, enlighten us. I really need to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahson8 View Post
    Shady will be playing the Big Bash.
    I’m a bit surprised Babar didn’t get picked though.
    Well it's not surprising since he can't accelerate or hit big shots. Why waste money on someone like that in T10 game...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bay Garrett View Post
    Well it's not surprising since he can't accelerate or hit big shots. Why waste money on someone like that in T10 game...
    True but with Sarfraz, Malik, Inzi, Afridi making picks, I thought someone would get him.
    Also even Shehzad got picked, so babar could too


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raf Pragmatic View Post
    What it got to do with rules and regulations, or even with player safety? Vai, enlighten us. I really need to learn.
    rules are that no centrally contracted player can go to any tamasha league unless given NOC by the respective board,by saftey i mean spot indulging in to spot fixing,,,next time come with better words..

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    warna urdu mujhay be aati ha samjha sakta ho though cant express myself better in english.

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    3 day tournament?Will a team play 2 matches a day?

    Seems entirely possible.

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    FIRST EVER T10 CRICKET LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL

    PLAYERS DRAFT HELD IN UAE

    The first-ever international T10 Cricket League literally went live on Sunday afternoon as the draft for players to the five teams was telecast from on board a luxury yacht berthed at the Dubai Marina.

    As many as 60 players were chosen by the 5 teams taking part in these proceedings, with the 6 th team Sri Lanka Cricket having already been announced a day prior.

    The first to be taken in category A was Pakistan bowler Mohammed Amir as the Maratha Arabians set the ball rolling. In the next two rounds their think tank picked up Imad Wasim and England’s Alex Hales.

    For the Pakhtoons their first choice was Fakhar Zaman followed by Tamim Iqbal and West Indian Dwayne Smith.

    The Bengal Tigers opened their score with a roar pulling in Sunil Narine and backing him with Mustafizur Rahman and Darren Sammy.
    The Kerala Kings then came into the fray with Keiron Pollard and the bowling duo of Sohail Tanvir and Shakib Al Hasan.

    Finallly, in these elite rounds, Punjabi Legends picked up all-rounder Hassan Ali and power packed the first choice by going in for Umar Akmal and Chris Jordan.

    Witnessed by a large media contingent, directors and owners of the teams, the draft process was taken very seriously with the excitement tangible.

    “This is the first time we have had a draft in the Emirates so a very special occasion indeed. The yacht as a venue added an extra dose of glamour. Everyone concerned has got into the spirit of it and ensured that it is an authentic and transparent process, which is why we decided to telecast the whole event,’ said Shaji Ul Mulk, Chairman of the T10 Cricket League and the man whose brainchild this inaugural event is.

    Speaking on the occasion he struck a light note when he said people have asked him not just have a toss if you keep reducing the length of the game. “The answer to that is simple,” said Shaji with a smile, “I got the idea watching a soccer game and I thought to
    myself, the ninety minutes is ideal for the to have a great time, as with other sport why not cricket of intense energy.”

    “The demographic dictated a concentration on players in the Emirates and nations that are represented in the region,” he added. He underscored the fact that the rules were according to the ICC mandate and though there was a large element of fun in the quick version, the games will be played competitively and professionally.

    “The desire to be the first winners of a T10 tournament is a historical achievement and will motivate the players to doing their best on the field,” he said. Mr Mulk also expressed the hope that the T10 format would soon become a regular fixture on the world cricket calendar and be played by the best players in the sport.

    Also speaking on the occasion the President of the League, Salman Iqbal, compared the T10 to the F 1 and said he was confident that the format had come to stay.


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    Sarfaraz has picked his mates...


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    T10? I think I might throw up...

    Farcical.

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    I don’t really mind this league but when they talk about that t10 is here to stay and that they hope that t10 becomes maintstream is worrying.

    Cricket really doesn’t need a another format that’s going to kill the longer forms and reduce skill levels. T20 is great, amazing in fact but there’s no need to shorten it further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRsohail View Post
    paksitan should block their centrally contracted players.
    centrally contracted players already get the lowest salary among international teams, then PCB blocks them from the CPL, BPL, etc. They need to make as much money as they can.

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    No board should allow their active contracted players to play such leagues. And, no potential player either - that’s about 50 players from U19, A and central contracted pool.

    The reasons not because of work load or fatigue. These privately owned cricket leagues are full of crooks - dirty people pouring their dirty money for fun other than cricket. If current and potential players are allowed to join such leagues at random, then we shouldn’t be surprised to question why players like Amir or Sharjeel are shooting their feet for amounts less than their match fee.

    Ul Haq retired and took almost entire PAK team to fixed league ICL - ICL was in tango with BCCI, so ICC banned them; otherwise there is no difference between ICL and this joke.

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    Man Stirling would be such a good asset in t20 leagues, even performed in the BPL couple years back as well and is one of Middlesexs best batsmen in t20 yet always gets ignored for the big leagues.

    Least hes getting some sort of gig i guess.


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    T10 leagues should not be for current International players. I don't mind retired players and people who are not holding a national team contract playing the league for some money. What will Sarfaraz or any Pakistan international players will gain from this league?

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    Shakib Fizz Tamim missed a good deal of SA tour, BCB should bar them from participating in this league.

    We have a series against Lanka coming up, can't let our assets participate in this.

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    Kerala kings? Really??

    Nice way to cash on the large malayali diaspora in UAE. But there is nothing malayali/Indian in it except the name.

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    We shouldn’t allow our centrally contracted players to play this.Only oldies like Afridi,Razzaq and Misbah and TTF’s like Sami,Awais Zia etc should play this.

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    Shahid Afridi speaking to media

    "This is a good format (T10) and its being introduced in a good place"
    "Even though India and Pakistan are not playing at an international level, its good if local teams with players from both countries can play together in this way"
    "Test cricket has changed due to introduction of T20"
    "Test Cricket has become a bit fast paced due to introduction of T20, so in the same way T10 will introduce skills that have not been seen in T20"
    "New players will get opportunites to show their skills"
    "Fact is that people are waiting for this format to happen, just like us players are doing"
    "T10 will be full of action and will be great entertainment and we are looking forward to it"


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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    No board should allow their active contracted players to play such leagues. And, no potential player either - that’s about 50 players from U19, A and central contracted pool.

    The reasons not because of work load or fatigue. These privately owned cricket leagues are full of crooks - dirty people pouring their dirty money for fun other than cricket. If current and potential players are allowed to join such leagues at random, then we shouldn’t be surprised to question why players like Amir or Sharjeel are shooting their feet for amounts less than their match fee.

    Ul Haq retired and took almost entire PAK team to fixed league ICL - ICL was in tango with BCCI, so ICC banned them; otherwise there is no difference between ICL and this joke.
    Initially PCB rejected this league and express intent of not giving NOC to players primarily as it may dent PSL. But later, pressure came from unknown quarters and PCB took u turn. PSL franchises, other than Karachi Kings, also wrote letters to PCB and express unhappiness.

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    Somebody ask me what is the purpose of this league. I replied, what is the purpose of horses running in race course...oops #achasorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by nighthawk23 View Post
    centrally contracted players already get the lowest salary among international teams, then PCB blocks them from the CPL, BPL, etc. They need to make as much money as they can.
    they can play bpl spl etc but definitely this league....i hope u know the reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Shahid Afridi speaking to media

    "This is a good format (T10) and its being introduced in a good place"
    "Even though India and Pakistan are not playing at an international level, its good if local teams with players from both countries can play together in this way"
    "Test cricket has changed due to introduction of T20"
    "Test Cricket has become a bit fast paced due to introduction of T20, so in the same way T10 will introduce skills that have not been seen in T20"
    "New players will get opportunites to show their skills"
    "Fact is that people are waiting for this format to happen, just like us players are doing"
    "T10 will be full of action and will be great entertainment and we are looking forward to it"
    just stay there dear afridi and dont ruin the carrer of our youngsters in this tamsha league..

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    Didn't Shakib skip an important tour to Southafrica and now wants to play this ??
    Great role model for the Bangladeshi youth.
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    Hopefully the 10 over slog might help some of our batsmen get out of the mindset of going at 5 runs an over in a modern one day game

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Shahid Afridi speaking to media

    "This is a good format (T10) and its being introduced in a good place"
    "Even though India and Pakistan are not playing at an international level, its good if local teams with players from both countries can play together in this way"
    "Test cricket has changed due to introduction of T20"
    "Test Cricket has become a bit fast paced due to introduction of T20, so in the same way T10 will introduce skills that have not been seen in T20"
    "New players will get opportunites to show their skills"
    "Fact is that people are waiting for this format to happen, just like us players are doing"
    "T10 will be full of action and will be great entertainment and we are looking forward to it"
    Only indian i can see is grandad Sehwag

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    What's more Rubbish than this... Nothing


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    I do not understand why people complain about this kind of stuff.

    It is as simple as this - if people are willing to pay for it and it makes money, then it will happen. Think of it this way, if you are a business owner and in your company there is a product which everyone likes but no ones actually buys, would you refuse to produce a new product which you have a good indication will sell well, just so because some keyboard fans are complaining?

    If you are someone who finds the idea of this terrible, then don't watch it. By reading about it, commenting on it etc you are indirectly promoting it if anything.

    I myself am looking forward to it. It should be an interesting concept and who knows how it plays out, although I expect a bit lower scoring than people expect unless they go the Hong Kong sixes way where it becomes incredibly hard NOT to get a boundary of every ball.

    Can someone also confirm why it's called T 10? The 'T' is T20 stands for the word 'twenty' right? Surely it then makes no sense to call it T10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rafay Shafiq View Post
    Initially PCB rejected this league and express intent of not giving NOC to players primarily as it may dent PSL. But later, pressure came from unknown quarters and PCB took u turn. PSL franchises, other than Karachi Kings, also wrote letters to PCB and express unhappiness.
    It was always like that - Justice Q report stopped the worm can to be opened at the expense of few players - that too on cash term (banning would have made them desperate). Players are always pawns.

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    T10 is the future. ICC should seriously consider making it an international format. It will be fun to have 3 shorter formats...50, 20 and 10 overs. It will surely help in discovering new talent and will bring a lot more money in the game. And it will be fascinating to have a T10 world Cup every two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forum363 View Post
    I do not understand why people complain about this kind of stuff.

    It is as simple as this - if people are willing to pay for it and it makes money, then it will happen. Think of it this way, if you are a business owner and in your company there is a product which everyone likes but no ones actually buys, would you refuse to produce a new product which you have a good indication will sell well, just so because some keyboard fans are complaining?

    If you are someone who finds the idea of this terrible, then don't watch it. By reading about it, commenting on it etc you are indirectly promoting it if anything.

    I myself am looking forward to it. It should be an interesting concept and who knows how it plays out, although I expect a bit lower scoring than people expect unless they go the Hong Kong sixes way where it becomes incredibly hard NOT to get a boundary of every ball.

    Can someone also confirm why it's called T 10? The 'T' is T20 stands for the word 'twenty' right? Surely it then makes no sense to call it T10.
    Here T= Ten
    So it's Ten10... inshort T10


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    Quote Originally Posted by greatest View Post
    T10 is the future. ICC should seriously consider making it an international format. It will be fun to have 3 shorter formats...50, 20 and 10 overs. It will surely help in discovering new talent and will bring a lot more money in the game. And it will be fascinating to have a T10 world Cup every two years.
    Actually, if there has to be a shorter format, it should be T10, or may be F15 so that the game can be finished in 2 hours.

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    @MMHS but the rules should be a little more balanced, 3 overs per bowler should be allowed, no power play, 6 fielders allowed to be placed outside 30 yards circle, 50 minutes for each inning, 10 runs plenty per every 5 minute delay, 10 min inning break, so match easily end inside two hours , super over if it's a tie, I think this can be a lot more interesting and more fun for casual fans than T20 and can match fotty in duration, any more suggestions?

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    Boundaries should be short like 45m...so we can enjoy more sixes and a free hit on any short pitched ball.

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    What rubbish ..board should stop players..or else our youngsters would be exposed to indian bookies once again in uae..
    Shadab fakhar hassan..all of them are quite young and new and passionate for the game...this league will be full of fixing obviously... i fear we may loose another talent like sharjeel soon.. and father of fixing amir is also there... oh god... why send your youngsters to hongkong sixes and these 3rd class leagues...only retired players should have gone to earn money..thats it ..why risk your cream..

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    They’ve roped in some good players but I hope this doesn't take off.T20 is the shortest the game should be kept.Actually they should’ve started 15 over cricket in the beginning instead of T20 but that would have been considered a step too far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeshan547 View Post
    @MMHS but the rules should be a little more balanced, 3 overs per bowler should be allowed, no power play, 6 fielders allowed to be placed outside 30 yards circle, 50 minutes for each inning, 10 runs plenty per every 5 minute delay, 10 min inning break, so match easily end inside two hours , super over if it's a tie, I think this can be a lot more interesting and more fun for casual fans than T20 and can match fotty in duration, any more suggestions?
    The shortest format should end in 2 hours - they can do whatever to achieve that. 50 overs game must stay, because it's the most tactical game; while obviously without Test & FC cricket, game won't survive.

    Interestingly, few years back I read lot that ODi'll be extinct in few years for T20, though as it looks ODI is doing fine - they have introduced 2 ODI ICC events for every 4 years while have relegated T20 from 2 year to 4 year cycle - so, obviously not every thing is bang bang kiss kiss.

    I'll be very happy if they make T10 or F15 a permanent schedule - that'll kill T20 and kids will realize that Cricket is a different type of ball game. T10/F15; ODI & Test - perfect for me; we'll be able to watch 3 match series in a single weekend day, which isn't the worst idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UN talkz View Post
    Here T= Ten
    So it's Ten10... inshort T10
    Oh, so they've literally called this format Ten10 cricket. Hmm that's disappointing. With Tests, ODIs and T20s all having different names I was expecting something new and innovative. Ten10 doesn't sound very exciting.

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    If this formats consists of ten over innings, this is making the mockery of the game of cricket. What a shame.

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    Whoever worked on the Maratha Arabians team name and logo was either below the age of 15 or dangerously ignorant about history. If "Maratha Arabians" was not enough to make you cringe, the logo includes an English or Christian knight.


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    May be they should change the rules a bit. One team should field two teams, a batting team of 6 players and a bowling team of 5 players. All 11 players can field but only 6 can bat and 5 can bowl.

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    Shudder. What a terrible idea T10 is.

    Equivalent of a one set game in tennis.

    Cricketers will kill cricket with their own two hands.

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    Wasim Akram backs Mohammad Amir to come good in T10 league

    Wasim Akram has backed Mohammad Amir to bounce back from his form slump for Pakistan, and expects him to be one of the standout players in the new T10 Cricket League (TCL).

    Amir was the first player picked when the TCL draft happened on board a yacht in Dubai Marina last week.

    The fact he went to Maratha Arabians was of little surprise, given Wasim is the franchise mentor.
    The former Pakistan left-arm pace bowler pushed for his selection, ahead of the likes of Fakhar Zaman, Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard.

    “It was a difficult choice, but what I think is that T10 will be all about bowling,” Wasim said. “The best team will be the team with the better bowling attack. Bits and bobs players won’t work here.

    “In T20, you can still say ‘OK, this player can give you one over’. But in T10, I think the professional, regular bowlers have to bowl.

    “That is why Amir was the pick, because he bowls a good yorker, and he has got pace.”

    Wasim first recognised Amir’s merits 10 years ago, when he was an unknown hopeful at a pace-bowling camp in Lahore.

    Even though Amir’s returns in the international sphere have generally been underwhelming over the past year, Wasim remains sure of his talent.

    “It is one of those phases that everyone goes through, even if, OK, it is a little prolonged,” Wasim said.

    “Sometimes you bowl well and don’t get wickets, and other times you bowl you are lucky to get a five-for.
    “As long as he has got the pace, and he is still only 25, I reckon he can get back into gear with one spell, a couple of quick wickets. I am not worried about him at all.”

    Wasim’s view was endorsed by Dougie Brown, the UAE coach who will be tasked with harnessing the talents of the Maratha Arabians, having been named their coach.

    “He is an outstanding death bowler, and you would suggest that in a 10-over competition, two overs per bowler is going to be two overs of death,” Brown said.

    “He is a young guy who carries the hopes of Pakistan, and clearly he is a good signing for any commercial business, but he has good skills that will stack up in a very, very short form of the game.”

    The first TCL season will take place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium from December 14 to 17, and Wasim is excited by the new concept.

    “Nobody knows what is going to happen and what plan you require for this format,” he said. “When T20 cricket came in 10 years ago, everybody raised their eyebrows, but the idea is to have entertainment.

    “In this country, time is of the essence. Kids don’t have time. They go to school, they come back, they do some sport.

    “I think T10 can be successful. It is a new format, and that is exciting to me.”

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    Amir could be a handful in T10, especially given his ability to put in 150% in the shorter format


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    He already knows!!!!! No surprise actually.

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    Few days back, Inzi The Revolutionary said that we need to manage the workload of our pacers. Our solution of managing the workload of injury-prone fast bowlers like Amir is to allow them to play in T10 leagues.

    One of those times where you have to give the management a standing ovation because words are not enough.

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    While we are at it, can't we just have an F5 tournament or maybe even a "super over" tournament?? Imagine selecting a whole team for playing a super over and paying everyone 50k. The whole tournament ends in one day. Lots of fun!

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    T10 RULES OF PLAY FIXED BY TEAM OWNERS AND

    DIRECTORS

    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
    Rules of play for the first ever T10 Cricket League scheduled to start on December 14 at
    the Sharjah Stadium have been finalized during the Team Owners' (and Directors)
    Meeting held recently at Capital Club, DIFC, Dubai.
    Under these rules player replacement is allowable only for a player who is unavailable
    for the entire league due to unavoidable reasons. The replacement player can be
    selected from the list of unpicked players at the draft, either from the same category or
    from the lower category as per the original player list.
    The team owners also confirmed that all matches shall be played with white Kookaburra
    Turf Balls following some concerns expressed over the use of a pink ball under the light
    and keeping in mind the bright colours of the uniforms of the six teams taking part.
    The Owners also reiterated the basic rules for the games.
    The duration will be a maximum of 10 overs per side with each bowler allowed to bowl
    no more than 2 overs in an innings. For a result, in case of interruption, a minimum of 5
    overs shall be bowled for each innings. In case of rain, the outcome of the match shall
    be derived using the DLS method
    MCC Laws of Cricket 2017 shall be adopted with relevant playing conditions applicable
    for the T10 League and details will be forthcoming.
    In case of a Tie, the result of the match shall be decided by a Super Over.
    There will be 2 Points for a Win and 1 Point to each side in case of a draw with zero
    points for a loss.

    The Owners and Directors also decided that they will soon be circulating the ICC Anti
    Corruption and ICC Anti Doping Codes. In addition, they intend to have education

    sessions on Playing Conditions, Code of Conduct, ICC Anti Corruption and ICC Anti
    Doping on 13th December 2017.
    The fixtures for the four day-event have been drawn as given below along with the
    respective timings.
    December 14, 2017

    Opening Ceremony from 1800 hours
    Bengal Tigers v Kerala Kings
    Maratha Arabians v Pakhtoons

    December 15, 2017

    Bengal Tigers v Punjabi Legends from 1600 hours
    Maratha Arabians v Team Sri Lanka from 1800 hours
    Punjab Legends v Kerala Kings from 2000 hours
    Pakhtoons v Team Sri Lanka from 2200 hours

    December 16, 2017

    Team 1 of Group A v Team 3 of Group B from 1600 hours
    Team 3 of Group A v Team 1 of Group B from 1800 hours
    Team 2 of Group A v Team 2 of Group B from 2000 hours


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    Whoever worked on the Maratha Arabians team name and logo was either below the age of 15 or dangerously ignorant about history. If "Maratha Arabians" was not enough to make you cringe, the logo includes an English or Christian knight.
    Maratha Arabians is owned by Salman Khan's brother, Sohail khan. Their family is multi religious with his dad Muslim and his two mom's being Hindu and a Christian. They are also immersed in many cultural activities which may seem foreign to you, Salman Khan knows and speaks Marathi and celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi just as hard as any local Marathi boy.

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    Every board should ban their contracted players to participate in these type of TAMASHA leagues which has nothing to offer cricket rather destroy it. Hope BCB should restrict our players from this league and don't give NOCs.


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    DHONI ADVISES T10 CRICKET LEAGUE ORGANIZERS ON BALL CHANGE
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    The owners and organizers of the T10 Cricket League to be held at the iconic Sharjah stadium have been unanimous in picking up the tips offered by former Indian captain M.S. Dhoni on further ensuring the success of this new and exciting format.

    Dhoni was on a visit to Dubai last week to inaugurate the MS Dhoni Cricket Academy jointly launched by Parvez Khan’s Pacific Sports Club and Aarka Sports. MS Dhoni Cricket Academy will also expand to Ajman in partnership with Ajman Cricket club and receive full support from Ajman Cricket Council. EDEN GARDENS AJMAN, the international standard cricket ground in Ajman has also been offered to MS Dhoni Cricket Academy as their home ground to play matches.

    During the course of the MS Dhoni Cricket Academy at Pacific Sports Club inauguration, Dhoni spent time with the Chairman of the T10 league, Shaji Ul Mulk and Board Member & co-owner of Maratha Arabians, Parvez Khan to share his views about the future of T10 and ways of improving the format.

    One of the points discussed was the use of Pink Ball and the merit of using the same against the white ball. Dhoni suggested the white Kookaburra turf balls instead of the pink balls because the latter would be difficult to spot against the bright colors of the uniforms of the players and the depth and movements in the crowd. The white ball would stand out by contrast especially under the lights. This recommendation has been approved and the decision taken to stick with the white balls.

    Mulk said, "We are pioneers blazing a new trail and we will take on board expert advice from an experienced legend like Dhoni if it means it makes for a better tournament. Our aim is to ensure T10 is a fixture on the global itinerary for cricket. As I have said, the ninety minute game brings it on par with all other top sports like soccer and hockey."

    In case of rain, the minimum number of overs to be bowled by both teams is 5 overs for a result. The Duckworth Lewis Method will be employed in deciding the score to be chased.

    Sharjah, which holds the Guinness Book of Records for staging the maximum number of one dayers globally now becomes the host for the first time ever staging of this new limited over game. With big name players from around the world having been drafted into the six teams, the cricketing world is watching very closely to see if this is the way the game is going.

    The fixtures for the four day-event have been drawn as given below along with the respective timings.
    December 14, 2017

    Opening Ceremony from 1800 hours
    Bengal Tigers v Kerala Kings
    Maratha Arabians v Pakhtoons

    December 15, 2017

    Bengal Tigers v Punjabi Legends from 1600 hours
    Maratha Arabians v Team Sri Lanka from 1800 hours
    Punjab Legends v Kerala Kings from 2000 hours
    Pakhtoons v Team Sri Lanka from 2200 hours

    December 16, 2017

    Team 1 of Group A v Team 3 of Group B from 1600 hours
    Team 3 of Group A v Team 1 of Group B from 1800 hours
    Team 2 of Group A v Team 2 of Group B from 2000 hours
    Bottom 2 Teams of both the groups combined will play off for the 5th and 6th place from 2200 hours

    December 17, 2017

    First Semi Finals - Team 1 overall v Team 4 overall - match starting at 1730 hours
    Second Semi Finals - Team 2 overall v Team 3 overall
    Finals
    Followed by closing ceremony
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    T10 IS THE FUTURE SAY T10 CRICKET LEAGUE DIRECTORS
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    Even as the iconic Sharjah stadium prepares to write another page in its unique cricketing history by playing host to the first ever T10 tournament with international players, the directors of the League and co-directors for the Sri Lankan team have come out to bat strongly for this exciting format.

    Both Vijay Vyas and Kashif Rijas Shahzad have made it unequivocally clear that this is a very serious tournament and not one to be taken lightly.

    Come December 14 the gauntlet will be thrown on the field of play in no uncertain terms. Every player will be out there intent on doing his best and ensuring his team comes out on top. The success of this inaugural venture will not only set the standard for the world of cricket but also establish it as a viable new dimension to the game, bringing it in line with other sports that are completed in ninety hi octane minutes.

    “There might exist in some quarters the fallacy that we are all here to have a little fun and enjoy the experiment. Nothing could be farther from the truth. This is not an experiment. A great deal of thought has gone into it and the research has shown we are on the right track,” said Vyas.

    “These are top grade professional players and all six teams are going to perform on the razor’s edge of competition. This is the future of the sport and the fans will throng to the venue for every match. In fact, we have already begun to work on the next year’s tournament,” he added.

    His contention is that Sri Lanka is a nation that takes its cricket very seriously. It would not be sending a team with national status if it thought for one moment that this was a mere spectacle.

    Kashif Rijas reiterated that the same sort of early misgivings were heard when the T20 was introduced.

    “Now, just see where that has gone...today Sharjah…tomorrow who knows…maybe even the Olympics,” he stated.

    “The recent truncated T20 over 8 overs between India and New Zealand is a case in point. The wickets tumbled, runs were made, the fielding was exemplary and the 16 overs were filled with suspense and tension. Every game at Sharjah will be pulsating. No one is going to walk away until the last ball is bowled. It gives the phrase ‘the uncertainty of cricket glorious cricket” a new meaning.”
    He expressed his thanks to the farsightedness of the inspiration behind the format, the T10 Chairman Shaji Ul Mulk and his unwavering commitment to the format and the support.

    “To add to the excitement the pitch in this venue has a low bounce in the cooler months and this will help the batsmen. As they say the Sharjah magic will endure. This is so much in keeping with the UAE’s reputation for being at the spearhead of innovative ideas so what better place to set the T10 ball rolling.”

    Expressing his delight at being a director of the first national team to play a T10 Vyas said, “The formula is a surefire winner. In the Subcontinent, we play ‘gully’ cricket and enjoy the thrill of it. This has the same speed and fervor and is just a refined version of it at the highest level.”

    “In this digital age time is of the essence and fans will enjoy the quick pace, the instant nature of making decisions and the use of new tactics and strategies. It is a game where a dot ball is a black point for the batsmen. I am confident that come December all roads will lead to the Sharjah stadium,” concluded Kashif Rijas.


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    England’s limited overs captain Eoin Morgan has given a strong endorsement to the T10 Cricket League and called it the future of cricket with every ball being dissected minutely and no room for dots and blocks, thereby demanding a whole new approach to the game.

    Capsuled in a frenetic ninety minutes it essentially becomes a spectator sport, right up there with soccer and rugby. Commenting on this exciting format in an interview with Sportstar magazine, Morgan agreed that every novel attempt to reinvent a game was met with resistance. In cricket much the same doubts were expressed over the 50 overs and then the T20 was also critiqued but look where it is today.

    Morgan will appear for Kerala Kings in the first ever tourney being hosted at the iconic Sharjah stadium, holder of the Guinness Book of records for the maximum one dayers. He has teamed up with Robin Singh and is looking forward to this four day big bash.

    Elaborating on being part of the inaugural he said, “It’s evolutionary, really, and to be a part of something like this is really special. I was not old enough to be a part of the first year of T20 cricket, I wish I was, but to be a part of the first T10 tournament, with the potential to change the game, is awesome.”

    Morgan said this was also a great way to blood young talent and see if they had the ‘gravel in their guts.’ He felt that the T 10 called for fluid changes in strategy and on field tactics.

    “It will be interesting to see how it pans out. Everybody is going into the tournament with different ideas, but once again the team that adapts quickest is going to have the best chance of succeeding. It’s only when you play games that you understand what works for you as a formula, and what trends make a difference in the format.”

    Asked how it would be taken in England Morgan was his usual blunt self, saying it like he saw it.

    “It will be viewed in completely different ways. Everybody is entitled to his opinion. This game has been around for a couple of hundred years and will continue to do so. Whether the format is right and will continue to stay the same is questionable. We live in a very modern world in which every sport has to adapt in its own way. Cricket is no different. This is particularly true in countries in the world that don’t get the exposure to Test-match cricket that you get in England or Australia or India. Other countries that are struggling to get young kids attracted to cricket need a different format and possibly that could be T10.”

    The man who enjoys speaking his mind was confident that the short span of time for a match was an attractive feature and would appeal to the family and the hard core fans alike.

    “You can bring your family, take in 90 minutes of pure entertainment, go home and go about the rest of your day as you normally would. It’s not as big a commitment as five days of a Test or all day at an ODI. I think adapting to the flexibility that people need in their lives, is a good idea.”

    Above all, it is fun, demanding and calls for great ingenuity and flexibility.


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    Test captain Dinesh Chandimal will lead Team Sri Lanka at the highly anticipated T10 Cricket League taking place at Sharjah Cricket Stadium from 14-17 December.

    A reworked team under his command is preparing for this dynamic version of the game. Currently leading the team in India this versatile and acknowledged right-handed batsman will bring his acumen and experience as a former national captain of the one dayers and T20 teams for Sri Lanka and position himself as a formidable opponent for the other five contenders.

    The fact that the country’s test captain has been given the responsibility of spearheading the side in the inaugural T10 speaks volumes for the credibility of the format and the seriousness with which this tourney is being taken at the top level.

    Their first match for Chandimal and his boys to test their mettle will be against the Maratha Arabians at 6 pm on Friday the 15th.

    Backing their skipper in the list released by the Sri Lankan cricket board are hard hitting and part time legspinner Dilshan Munaweera and middle order bat Kithruwan Vithanage who made his mark in the under 19 side.

    Also strengthening the side are Angelo Perera who jumpstarted his career with a century for the under 19s against Bangladesh in 2009 and lefthander Shehan Jayasuriya .

    Team members also include Nipun Karunanayake, Wanidu Hasaranga, Kasun Madushanka, Vishva Fernando, Sachithra Senanayaka, Alankara Asanka, Ramik Rambukwella, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Shehan Madushanka Devapurag and, Lahiru Gedara.

    The Directors for the Colombo team, Kashif Rijas Shahzad and Vijay Vyas, expressed their delight with the team’s make up and were confident that much talent would emerge during these four intense days.
    Supported by Former Sri Lankan cricketers Avishka Gunawardana and Nuwan Zoysa in their capacity as head coach and bowling coach respectively the Directors are planning their strategy for this unique venture.
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    30 November, Mumbai: The great warrior race of Marathas is all set to resume battle, but on a fresh battle ground, the cricket fields of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

    Named the Maratha Arabians, a franchise in the upcoming T10 Cricket League to be played over 10-overs-a-side, the squad featuring some of the world’s best known cricketers will do battle in the six-team tournament from 14-17 December.

    Maratha Arabians is co-owned by Parvez Khan of Pacific Ventures, Bollywood Actor/Producer/Director Sohail Khan and Ali Tumbi of Aqua Properties.

    Legendary India Opener Virender Sehwag was unveiled as the icon and captain of the franchise at the launch of the jersey of the side in Mumbai on Thursday.

    Sehwag leads a squad featuring a number of stars including former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara, Pakistan’s stars Mohammed Amir and Kamran Akmal. Former Pakistan captain

    Wasim Akram is the head coach and mentor of the squad with former England/Scotland cricketer Dougie Brown supporting him as the assistant coach. The squad consists of players from nine countries including India, England, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, South Africa, Netherlands and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

    The tournament is being staged under the aegis of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), with official approval of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

    Speaking at the launch of the jersey, Sehwag said: “It is indeed a fresh start for cricket. I am excited about this format because it will be a lot of fun to play the kind of cricket I love. The fact that the tournament aims to entertain the fans at large fits in well with me because that has been my philosophy always. I look forward to rubbing shoulders with the best in the world once again at a historic venue like Sharjah.”



    Maratha Arabians Co-owner Sohail Khan said: “Cricket has always been close to my heart. So when this opportunity came along, I was only too happy to get associated. It is a brilliant concept and as a team owner it provides us an excellent opportunity to maximise the popularity of the sport further. We have a fantastic squad with an iconic captain. It cannot get better than this.”



    Maratha Arabians Co-owner Parvez Khan said: “At Pacific Ventures we have always been closely associated with cricket. We have a number of initiatives in the sport which confirms our love for the game. Owning a franchise in the format is a special honour for us because it takes us back to our roots in Maharashtra. The presence of a legend like Virender Sehwag as the captain provides us an excellent opportunity to put our best foot forward in a brand new format.”



    This is the second such association for Parvez Khan with a legendary Indian cricketer, after Pacific Ventures recently launched a Cricket Academy in Dubai with Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

    The MS Dhoni Cricket Academy (MSDCA) has been in operation for a couple of months at the Springdales School in Dubai. The former India captain, Dhoni, himself inaugurated the Academy during his recent visit to Dubai.



    Maratha Arabians Co-owner Ali Tumbi said: “Maratha Arabians is an excellent marriage of two different regions and cultures. The franchise represents the warriors of two historic regions and will fight for every inch on the cricket field during the tournament. We have assembled the best possible squad in what will be the start of a new era for cricket.”



    Squad: Virender Sehwag (captain/icon/India), Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka), Mohammed Amir (Pakistan), Alex Hales (England), Lendl Simmons (West Indies), Imad Wasim (Pakistan), Krishmar Santokie (West Indies), Rilee Rousouw (South Africa), Roelof van der Merwe (Netherlands), Kamran Akmal (Pakistan), Mohammed Sami (Pakistan), Hardus Viljoen (South Africa), Ross Whiteley (England), Shaiman Anwar (UAE), Zahoor Khan (UAE); Head Coach and Mentor: Wasim Akram; Assistant coach: Dougie Brown (England); Manager: Abdul Latif Khan



    Schedule of T10 Cricket League (All local UAE timings)

    14 December 2017

    Opening Ceremony from 1800 hours

    Bengal Tigers v Kerala Kings

    Maratha Arabians v Pakhtoons



    15 December 2017

    Bengal Tigers v Punjabi Legends from 1600 hours

    Maratha Arabians v Team Sri Lanka from 1800 hours

    Punjab Legends v Kerala Kings from 2000 hours

    Pakhtoons v Team Sri Lanka from 2200 hours



    16 December 2017

    Team 1 of Group A v Team 3 of Group B from 1600 hours

    Team 3 of Group A v Team 1 of Group B from 1800 hours

    Team 2 of Group A v Team 2 of Group B from 2000 hours

    Bottom 2 Teams of both the groups combined will play off for the 5th and 6th place from 2200 hours



    17 December 2017

    First Semi Finals: - Team 1 overall v Team 4 overall - match starting at 1730 hours

    Second Semi Finals: - Team 2 overall v Team 3 overall

    Finals

    Followed by closing ceremony
    Last edited by MenInG; 1st December 2017 at 17:52.


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    Won't there be a T10 fantasy league?

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    Sehwag will be captaining ‘Maratha Arabians’, which will feature in the T10 Cricket League to be played from December 14-17 in UAE.

    Former Test batsman Virender Sehwag on Thursday backed the inclusion of cricket in the Olympic Games and felt the T10 format will be ideal to be drafted into the quadrennial sports extravaganza.

    “I think (if) we are talking about (the fact) that cricket should be a part of the Olympics, I think T10 is the right format. Because it gets over in 90 minutes and it’s like a football match and a result will come. So I think, this is the right format, if ICC is thinking about talking to the (International) Olympic Association (Committee) that cricket should be part of that (the Olympics),” the former swashbuckling India opener said at an event in Mumbai.

    Sehwag will be captaining ‘Maratha Arabians’ team, which will feature in the T10 Cricket League to be played from December 14-17 in the United Arab Emirates.

    He leads a squad which features former Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara and Pakistan players Mohammed Amir and Kamran Akmal.

    The team’s jersey was launched at the event on Thursday afternoon.

    He said he backed the T10 format as he felt more nations would be able to produce one or two match-winning players and compete well.

    “(I back it) because more nations can play T10 and one batsman or one bowler can win you the game. So every country can produce one or two players who can win the T10 matches.

    “Now the ICC (International Cricket Council) has to think if they want to take this to (International) Olympic Association (Committee) or not. All the nations, who are smaller nations, who are playing four-day (games), Test matches, One-Day (matches) or T20, they can play T10 and cricket can be part of Olympic as well,” added Sehwag.

    However, the cricketer-turned-commentator refused to answer a question about demand for fee hike for the Indian players.

    http://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricke...le21235029.ece


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    Far away from West Bengal, in Sharjah, Bengal Tigers’ owners look forward to create the same passion for cricket among the fans that they have for their local teams in any sport. With two eminent Bengali stars — Bipasha Basu and Sushmita Sen — as their icons, Sarfraz Ahmed‘s Bengal Tigers are prepared to set T10 Cricket League ablaze. Before the extravaganza starts, Sarfraz and team owners speak exclusively to Paulami Chakraborty.

    Q: Sarfraz, do you think you can bring in the spark you had created during Champions Trophy to this tournament as well?

    Sarfraz Ahmed (SA): We played good and won, we played bad and lost that’s how simple this game is. We will definitely leave no stone unturned to bring the first trophy of this tournament and I am confident with our strong line-up of the team, good strategy and guidance we can create a history in this tournament as well.


    Q: How does it feel to lead a team besides Darren Sammy?

    SA: He is a seasoned cricketer and I know him from really long time.I am honoured to be leading the side which features two-time world cup winning captain. His experience as a champion will be an asset to the team


    The owners, delighted to have Pakistan’s latest hero Sarfraz as their leader, are sure to recreate Eden Gardens’ spirit at Sharjah.


    Q: How does having Sarfraz as your captain feel like?

    Team Owners (TO): We are fortunate to have such an astute cricketing brain leading our side. We have seen his prowess at the highest during his captaincy with a spectacular win in the recent ICC Champions Trophy and his franchise team Quetta Gladiators twice to the finals in Pakistan Super League. He is confident, innovative, versatile, dynamic and full of self-belief; and yet humble and down to earth with never-say-die attitude. We are super confident of success under his able and proven leadership.




    Q. Bengal is very emotional towards their teams across sports. Do you think you can create similar passion for Bengal Tigers?


    TO: I would like to bring the same passion, pride and glory and I am confident with the squad we have each and every one will witness breath-taking games. Our fully charged team will definitely create wonders on the field and bring lots of cheers for the fan. Our iconic Sharjah stadium would be glorified to the spirit of Eden Gardens. Additionally, we have two of Bengal’s distinguished personalities as our brand ambassadors in Suhmita Sen and Bipasha Basu. We aim to create fervor with these iconic personalities.

    http://www.cricketcountry.com/articl...gardens-666035


    SIR DONALD BRADMAN ------SORRY, BUT NO ONE LIKE HIM

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    "If T10 becomes popular, the credit should go to those who have conceived this idea" : Asif Iqbal

    Former Pakistan skipper Asif Iqbal, who brought cricket to the desert years ago, shared a few thoughts on t-10 concept.

    “T-10 cricket is an absolutely new concept and perhaps the most intriguing feature is that its launch is not being overseen by any official cricketing body. This is not a product of the ICC or the PCB, but an entirely private venture. If it becomes popular, the credit should go to those who have conceived this unique idea,” He said.

    He also said, “It is impossible to assess at the moment whether it will ‘catch on’. When T-20 cricket started, nobody thought it would be popular but everybody who thought so has been proved wrong. With time available for leisure activities being increasingly restricted, it is quite possible that it will be very popular.”

    Former cricketer enlightens with the innovations and the strategies that can be tried in T-10 cricket.

    “With each side facing just ten overs, it is almost inevitable that most playing members of a side based on eleven players will not get a chance to bat. Keeping that in mind, here are some innovations that could be tried in this form of the game with a view to making it more competitive and interesting:

    1. It may be considered whether a fixed number of batsmen should be allowed to bat. For example, a side’s innings may end at the fall of the 6th wicket. For fielding purposes, the side will continue to consist of 11 players.

    2. A batsman should be made to retire after he has scored a certain number of runs, say 30.

    3. A partnership that has batted for say 5 overs may be discontinued, with the option with the batting side to decide which of the two batsmen is to be called back.

    4. To make run scoring slightly more difficult, it may be an idea to introduce no fielding restrictions in this form of the game. There will therefore be no circles, no provisions to have a set number of fielders in ‘catching’ positions or in run saving positions. However, the normal rules of cricket, like no more than 2 fielders behind square on the leg side, will apply.

    5. If TV accessories like snickometer, hawk-eye, hot spot etc are available, it may be an idea to use a different interpretation of hawk-eye whereby all balls hitting the stump are judged out, with no such thing as ‘umpire’s call’. This important move could pave the way for a similar change in all forms of the game which many people would support as it provides a more even playing field.

    6. To enable the game to move quickly, bowlers’ run-ups may be limited.”

    The upcoming cricket revolution, T-10 cricket league is all set to kick-off this month.

    https://arysports.tv/former-pakistan...-t-10-concept/


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    bas kar do bhai... whats next t-5... the hong kong sixes is already there and its very boring. 15 overs game might be ideal as it can still allow the game to swing momentum and game can end in 2-3 hours. but t-10 is a bit silly.

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    Soon cricket will have just Toss-Toss..

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    I'm not a fan of T10 and I don't think it will be very popular as it seems like a joke of a tournament

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    I think Asif is well qualified to comment on new initiatives as he was instrumental in bringing cricket to Sharjah too.


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