DUBAI: A United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based franchise cricket league is all set to offer whopping $450,000 to world’s top players.
According to ESPNcricinfo, International League T20 (ILT20) is all set to be launched in January 2023, becoming the second-most rich franchise league after Indian Premier League (IPL).
“For perspective, the highest-paid player in the IPL earns more than USD 2 million per season; in the PSL it is USD 200,000; the Hundred offers its best-paid player USD 164,000; and the most expensive overseas players in the BBL make about USD 238,000 per season,” the cricket website quoted figures.
ILT20 is not owned by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), however, the league got full support of its high-officials. Reportedly, all six franchise are owned by Indian owners.
“Three of the six franchises in ILT20 have owners with teams in the IPL – Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals. The other three teams are owned by Lancer Capital, led by Avram Glazer, part of the ownership of Manchester United, Indian business conglomerate Adani Group, and Capri Global,” the above mentioned cricket website reported.
According to several reports, Australian opener David Warner is also likely to miss Big Bash League (BBL) next year to feature in this cash-rich league.
The tournament initially is planned to take place between January 6 and February 12. Each team will play the others twice in a league stage, followed by four play-off matches for a total of 34 games.
Apart from BBL, Pakistan Super League (PSL) might get affected from this league’s schedule.
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