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T10 League gets International Cricket Council (ICC) sanction

Press Trust of India  |  Sharjah 

The ICC has officially sanctioned the second season of League to be held in from November 23.

The apex body's validation comes as a shot in the arm for the league that will have two new teams, making it a strong eight team affair.

"Yes, the ICC has sanctioned the tournament after the organisers completed all formalities and requirements as per the Regulations on Sanctioning of Events," an told today.

is a domestic franchise tournament of the Emirates Board, which is an Associate Member of the ICC.

However, it has been learnt that sanctioning of the event doesn't mean the ICC is supporting, patronising or promoting the league or the format.

The ICC considers T10 as a tool to promote and generate a new fan base.

"This sanction from ICC for gives our partners, stakeholders and more importantly the players a much-needed boost. Having said that, it additionally gives us responsibility to ensure we keep growing year-on-year and make this format globally acceptable," said Shaji Ul Mulk, Chairman,

The second edition of the tournament will be a 10-day cricket extravaganza, starting November 23 with the draft slated in September.

spin wizard (Maratha Arabians), Pakistan's and Shoaib Malik (Punjabi Legends), England's (Kerala Kings), New Zealand's Brendon McCullum (Rajputs), West Indies' (Bengal Tigers) and (Northern Warriors), and Australia's have already been roped in as Icon players for their respective teams.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 19:10 IST