Cricket legends get prepared to rumble

Dubai: Occur February up coming 12 months, the imposing Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai will host a five-working day extravaganza of ‘cage cricket.’ A clutch of marquee stars like Chris Gayle, Yuvraj Singh, Shahid Afridi, Kevin Pietersen and Andre Russell will be in the fray for this unique collection of a person-to-a single contests called the Top Kricket Obstacle.

Launching the occasion by posing like a boxing match-up, the two the ‘Universe Boss’ Gayle and the recently retired Yuvraj Singh reported they had been searching ahead to a new model of their game – which has noticed a sequence of innovations with the structure with the UAE-primarily based T10 League emerging as the shortest form so much. The tentative dates for the occasion are from February 18-23.

“I can not wait to have a apply operate,” said Gayle, conveniently the most sought right after batsman in white ball cricket of this generation. “It’s a new and exciting structure and it is development depends on how we start out the to start with edition,” claimed Yuvraj, the only batsman to hit six sixes in an about in a Entire world Cup when he took England’s Stuart Broad to the cleaners in the inaugural Earth T20 in 2007.

The function – practically a cricketing clone of Top Preventing Championship (UFC), will see match-ups involving two cricketers for a contest of 30 balls per participant. If a participant will get dismissed for a total of 5 moments, his innings is considered to be about though just about every match will be decided by a lot more quantity of operates scored.

The match balls, which were on exhibit at the press convention, will be lighter than normal balls at 130oz. Each working day, the matches will proceed for two several hours and will have a sizeable presence of Bollywood quotient as very well with stars and dance quantities.

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