The UAE T20 League (International League T20 – ILT20), which is set to start next year, has already been in the news and has a lot of criticism. According to the most recent reports, 15 Australian players have been offered large sums of money to play in the inaugural ILT20.
The problem is that the ILT20 will challenge Australia’s cricket league Big Bash League (BBL). As both leagues will be held around the same period, there are reports that major Australian players are planning to leave the BBL and play the luxuries ILT20.
According to the latest report, the UAE T20 League organizers have offered the Australian players $700,000 for one year. After the Indian Premier League, ILT20 is the most rewarding league for players. The BBL offers less money than ILT20, so most Australian players will likely leave the BBL and play in the UAE T20 league.
Australian superstar, Davis Warner has publicly expressed his willingness to play ILT20. But it is indicated that many Australian players will come forward expressing their interest in playing ILT20 in the coming days.
Talking about the International League T20, the league which was supposed to start in 2022 will begin next year. The International League T20 tournament features six teams. The interesting fact is that five of these six team owners are Indians. The owners are Knight Riders Group, Adani Sportsline, GMR Group, Capri Global Capital Limited, and Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Limited. The cricketing world eagerly awaits the inaugural season of ILT20. The inaugural ILT20 edition will feature 34 matches. In the playoffs, the two teams will meet twice.