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
Monday 8 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 pm
Team Abu Dhabi vs Bangla Tigers – 8 pm
Day 2 – 20th November
Deccan Gladiators vs The Chennai Braves – 4 pm
Northern Warriors vs Team Abu Dhabi – 6 pm
Delhi Bulls vs Bangla Tigers – 8 pm
DAY 3 – 21st November
Team Abu Dhabi vs Deccan Gladiators – 4 pm
Delhi Bulls vs The Chennai Braves – 6 pm
Bangla Tigers vs Northern Warriors – 8 pm
DAY 4 – 22nd November
Deccan Gladiators vs Delhi Bulls – 6 pm
The Chennai Braves vs Team Abu Dhabi – 8 pm
DAY 5 – 23rd November
Northern Warriors vs Deccan Gladiators – 6 pm
Bangla Tigers vs The Chennai Braves – 6 pm
DAY 6 – 24th November
Delhi Bulls vs Team Abu Dhabi – 6 pm
The Chennai Braves vs Northern Warriors – 8 pm
DAY 7 – 25th November
Bangla Tigers vs Deccan Gladiators – 6 pm
Delhi 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 pm
Deccan Gladiators vs Northern Warriors – 6 pm
Bangla 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 pm
The Chennai Braves vs Delhi Bulls – 8 pm
DAY 13 – 2nd December
Northern Warriors vs Bangla Tigers – 6 pm
Team Abu Dhabi vs Delhi Bulls – 8 pm
DAY 14 – 3rd December
Qualifier 1 – 4 pm
Eliminator – 6 pm
Qualifier 2 – 8 pm
DAY 15 – 4th December
3rd Place Match – 6 pm
The Final – 8 pm