A new T20 Cricket is being organised, called 7 PL.
Expected to be launched this week, the Game will be promoted by a Dubai Conglomerate,with a Powerful political big wig associated with Indian Cricket being involved.
The team will be Captained by Indian Captain of all formats MS Dhoni.
“The number 7 is associated with this show as 7 is Dhoni’s lucky number.
“India captain MS Dhoni is the chief brand ambassador of the league and the official announcement is expected in Dubai this week. 7PL, it is learnt, has the blessings of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI). However, it will not be an ICC recognized tournament, sources said.
The league – that aims to further shrink the number of overs in a game – will be played between seven teams, each representing the seven Emirates of the UAE – Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah, Ras al-Khaimah and Umm al-Qaiwain. The teams will have players from seven countries – India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, theUnited Kingdom and Australia, apart from the UAE. Each country is expected to be affiliated with one Emirate.
All the involved cricket boards have reportedly given their consent to 7PL. The number ‘seven’ happens to be significant not just because of the number of Emirates in UAE; it also happens to be Dhoni’s favourite number.
Scheduled to be played from March this year, the matches will first be played in Dubai – both indoors and outdoors at its state-of-the-art cricket facility that also houses the World Cricket Academy – while the quarterfinals, semifinals and the final will be played outdoors. “