FIFTH SEASON OF ABU DHABI T10 LAUNCHES WITH EXPLOSIVE OPENING NIGHT DOUBLE HEADER ON FRIDAY, 19 NOVEMBER

REIGNING CHAMPIONS NORTHERN WARRIORS WILL FACE DELHI BULLS FROM 6PM AT ZAYED CRICKET STADIUM BEFORE TEAM ABU DHABI PLAY BANGLA TIGERS FROM 8PM 35 MATCHES WILL BE PLAYED ACROSS 15 DAYS OF COMPETITION AT ABU DHABI CRICKET, WITH TICKETS STARTING AT JUST AED 10 

FIFTH SEASON OF ABU DHABI T10 LAUNCHES WITH EXPLOSIVE OPENING NIGHT DOUBLE HEADER ON FRIDAY, 19 NOVEMBER

The fifth season of the Abu Dhabi T10 returns with a bang on Friday 19 November, when reigning champions Northern Warriors take on Delhi Bulls in the first of an explosive opening night double header. Tickets can be snapped up by fans for as little as AED 10.Tickets for the entirety of the tournament go on sale via Q-tickets on Tuesday 9 November, with a wide variety of both individual, family seats and pods and corporate hospitality options. .As has been the case during the successful hosting of both the VIVO Indian Premier League and ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, fans will be required to show a negative PCR test within 96 hours of the start of the game they are attending, alongside a green status on the AL HOSN app.Abu Dhabi T10 Chairman and Owner, Shaji ul Mulk said: “We can’t wait to get started with another thrilling edition of the cricket’s fastest format, and to witness some of the best players in the world here in Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi T10 promises to deliver a thrilling two weeks of cricketing action and we are excited to welcome back UAE cricket fans to the stadium as we close out a historic cricketing calendar in the country.”Matt Boucher, CEO of Abu Dhabi Cricket added: “The quality of both the players and teams get better every year, making the Abu Dhabi T10 stronger with each edition. As a result, we’re able to continue delivering on the Abu Dhabi Sports Council’s vision of hosting and promoting world-class sporting events, within the safest bio parameters.”Cricket’s fastest format returns with a mouth-watering opening match that takes place at Zayed Cricket Stadium from 6pm local time as England duo Moeen Ali and Chris Jordan represent the current two-time champions against a Delhi Bulls side that contains the likes of Dwayne Bravo and Eoin Morgan.The second match on day one pits home side Team Abu Dhabi against the Bangla Tigers from 8pm, with both teams looking to get off to the perfect start as they search for a first Abu Dhabi T10 title.Team Abu Dhabi’s star-studded squad includes West Indies legend Chris Gayle and England superstar Liam Livingstone, while Bangla Tigers boast a team that features iconic Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi, and former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis.Day two (Saturday, 20 November) then kicks-off the first of four-triple header matchdays during the league stage as Yusuf Pathan will add his wealth of experience to The Chennai Braves against a Deccan Gladiators outfit with Andre Russell in their ranks from 4pm.In total, there will be 35 matches played across the 15 days of competition at Zayed Cricket Stadium, with each team playing each other twice before the top four sides advance to the qualifiers on Friday, 3 December.From there, the teams in first and second place in the group stage will feature in a qualifier, with the winner advancing to the final. The losing team of that first qualifier will then get a second chance to reach the showpiece by facing the winner of the day’s eliminator between the sides placed third and fourth.A third and fourth place playoff will get underway on Saturday, 4 December from 6pm before the final starts at 8pm to crown this year’s champion. The schedule of Abu Dhabi season 5 is as enclosed below: DAY 1 – 19th November Northern Warriors vs Delhi Bulls – 6 pmTeam Abu Dhabi vs Bangla Tigers – 8 pm Day 2 – 20th November Deccan Gladiators vs The Chennai Braves – 4 pmNorthern Warriors vs Team Abu Dhabi – 6 pmDelhi Bulls vs Bangla Tigers – 8 pm DAY 3 – 21st November Team Abu Dhabi vs Deccan Gladiators – 4 pmDelhi Bulls vs The Chennai Braves – 6 pmBangla Tigers vs Northern Warriors – 8 pm DAY 4 – 22nd November Deccan Gladiators vs Delhi Bulls – 6 pmThe Chennai Braves vs Team Abu Dhabi – 8 pm DAY 5 – 23rd November  Northern Warriors vs Deccan Gladiators – 6 pmBangla Tigers vs The Chennai Braves – 6 pm DAY 6 – 24th November  Delhi Bulls vs Team Abu Dhabi – 6 pmThe Chennai Braves vs Northern Warriors – 8 pm DAY 7 – 25th November  Bangla Tigers vs Deccan Gladiators – 6 pmDelhi Bulls vs Northern Warriors – 8 pm DAY 8 – 26th November Bangla Tigers vs Team Abu Dhabi – 6 pm The Chennai Braves vs Deccan Gladiators – 8 pm  DAY 9 – 27th November  Team Abu Dhabi vs Northern Warriors – 4 pm The Chennai Braves vs Bangla Tigers – 6 pm Delhi Bulls vs Deccan Gladiators – 8 pm DAY 10 – 28th November Team Abu Dhabi vs The Chennai Braves – 4 pmDeccan Gladiators vs Northern Warriors – 6 pmBangla Tigers vs Delhi Bulls – 8 pm  DAY 11 – 29th November Deccan Gladiators vs Team Abu Dhabi – 6 pm Northern Warriors vs The Chennai Braves – 8 pm  DAY 12 – 1st December Deccan Gladiators vs Bangla Tigers – 6 pmThe Chennai Braves vs Delhi Bulls – 8 pm DAY 13 – 2nd December Northern Warriors vs Bangla Tigers – 6 pmTeam Abu Dhabi vs Delhi Bulls – 8 pm DAY 14 – 3rd December Qualifier 1 – 4 pmEliminator – 6 pm Qualifier 2 – 8 pm DAY 15 – 4th December 3rd Place Match – 6 pm The Final – 8 pm  Season 4 of the Abu Dhabi T10 witnessed a viewership of 144.2 million across five continents the tournament was broadcast in. -ENDS-About Abu Dhabi T10 Abu Dhabi T10, owned and operated by T Ten Sports Management, having Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC) as home to the thrilling cricket is the world’s only 10-over cricket tournament officially sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and licensed by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB). It brings together over 100 of the biggest names in the game to compete in the Cricket's fastest format.  With the support of the Abu Dhabi Government, ADC and T Ten Sports Management (TSM) have consistently grown the tournament and won worldwide acclaim for mounting successful seasons despite challenging conditions amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. The fifth edition of this highly popular cricket spectacle will be held over 16 days from November 19-December 4, 2021, taking in the UAE’s 50th National Day weekend.   Media Contact Information

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