The International League T20 has launched a schools cricket programme in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai and Sharjah – the ILT20 Schools Cup. The programme is aimed at encouraging and promoting the sport of cricket in schools with a long-term vision of identifying talent at a young age and investing in the future of UAE cricket.
This programme establishes a direct channel of the DP World ILT20 to UAE’s young and aspiring cricketers and provides them with a platform to show their talent. A total of six pools have been created for this competition. The six DP World ILT20 franchises Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, Desert Vipers, Dubai Capitals, Gulf Giants, MI Emirates and Sharjah Warriors have been assigned a pool each.
The programme has been organised for under 18 players. A total of 35 schools are competing for the ultimate prize and title ILT20 Schools Cup Champion.
One team from each of the six pools, will be progressing to the final stage of the competition. The programme commenced last week and will conclude just before the start of DP World ILT20 Season 2 Friday, 17 January.
The franchises, through this initiative, will develop a strong support base with school children of their home city franchise. The winner of the final stage will be crowned the ILT20 School Champion.