Tennis-ball cricket fever set to take over UAE during third edition of 10PL

Ajit Vijaykumar 23:33 14/01/2019
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After the success of the first two seasons of 10PL, plans were announced for an even bigger Season Three of the world’s biggest ‘tennis-ball cricket’ tournament. The third edition of 10PL will be held in the UAE from March 25-29 this year with more teams from the Indian subcontinent expected to add to drama.

The first two editions of the tournament were staged at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium while this year organisers are looking at one of two possible venues – Sharjah and Dubai.

Tennis-ball cricket is how some of the biggest names in world cricket started off. Stars like Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, MS Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah and a host of other names started their careers playing tennis-ball cricket. Now wonder iconic names like Virender Sehwag and Akram were brand ambassadors of previous editions.

For this year’s edition, teams from India, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Sri Lanka will be seen in action.

“There are some grand plans for the second season. We at Petromann Events are excited about the tournament this year. We are hoping to come back in a bigger way than last year. The associations that we have built will continue to aid us in our plans. In particular all the sponsors and partners that were associated with us will benefit us in a big way,” said Abdul Latif Khan, promoter, Petromann Events.

The tournament boasts the biggest prize money for tennis-ball cricket at Dh 250,000. The 2019 edition will also be streamed live on YouTube and also on the official website www.10pl.net.

Last year saw the presence of established international players like Pakistan’s Kamran Khan and Umar Gul.

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