The DP World ILT20 in keeping with its stature has announced a very attractive prize money pool of USD1.3m, where the winning team will receive $700,000 (USD) and the runner-up team will receive $300,000 (USD) at the end of the final.
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Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah are the venues of the inaugural edition of the DP World ILT20.
Mubashshir Usmani, General Secretary, Emirates Cricket Board announced the prize money for the competition. “The league is incredibly pleased to announce the prize money for the winning and runner-up teams of the DP World ILT20. We want the franchises and the players to compete intensely in winning these awards. The Season 1 of the DP World ILT20 will conclude on Feb 12th. May the best team win,” said Usmani.
ILT20 playoffs race
The DP World ILT20 has witnessed several magnificent performances over the past three weeks. The competition is all set for its knockout stage. The Desert Vipers, Gulf Giants and MI Emirates have booked their spots in the playoffs. The Sharjah Warriors and Dubai Capitals are fighting for the final playoffs spot.
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The Desert Vipers have won seven matches from ten games. The Gulf Giants and MI Emirates have won six and five games respectively in nine matches. The Vipers and Giants have confirmed a top-two finish in the league stage.
Desert Vipers’ Alex Hales has been the leading run scorer in the tournament so far with 465 runs. He is the current Green Belt holder. Meanwhile, Gulf Giants’ Chris Jordan is the current White Belt holder with 14 wickets in the competition so far.
Alex Hales is leading the race to the Red Belt as the Most Valuable Player with 184 points. MI Emirates’ Muhammad Waseem is in the driver’s seat for the Blue Belt with 146.5 points. Each of the Belt winners will receive $15,000 (USD) as prize money at the end of the season.
The Most Valuable Players are decided based on a unique point scoring system devised by the DP World ILT20. The players are given certain number of points in every match. Players get points for their performance with bat, ball and on the field.
The DP World ILT20 has been presenting five match awards. These include, player of the match, DP World smart delivery of the day, Fairplay News biggest hit of the match, Skyexch.Net Super 4s of the match and Sportsbuzz 11 Buzzmaker of the match with every award winner receiving $1500 (USD).
The tournament will also present season awards. These include DP World Smart Bowler, Fairplay News biggest hit, Skyexch.Net Super 4s and Sportsbuzz 11 Buzzmaker. The award winners will walk awy with a cash prize of $15,000 (USD).
February 8th to 10th, will witness the Qualifier 1, Eliminator and Qualifier 2. The Dubai International Stadium will host the final on 12 February 2023.
All play-off matches will commence at 18:00 (UAE time) with the league’s carnival activities kicking-off at 15:00. The carnival offers a wide variety of cricket-themed games, activities, entertainment and delicious food to enjoy.
DP World ILT20 Tickets
An enticing ‘Friends and Family’ package is available where fans can enjoy the action from the stands. Fans can also be chosen to sit in the luxurious ‘Fan Pod’ on offer at each stadium. The packages include the highly-popular ‘4 tickets for AED40’. Fans can find out how to purchase tickets by visiting https://tickets.ilt20.ae.
The DP World ILT20 made its debut at the Dubai International Stadium on 13 January 2023. Some of the greatest cricketing superstars have made their way to the UAE to play in the inaugural edition. The ILT20 is a 34-match format tournament. The venues for the tournament, include UAE’s exemplary, world-class cricket facilities in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
Franchise teams include Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, Desert Vipers, Dubai Capital, Gulf Giants, MI Emirates, and Sharjah Warriors.