The fervor for cricket in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is set to reignite with the much-anticipated Emirates D50 Tournament 2023, slated to kick off on November 8. The tournament promises an exhilarating display of cricketing prowess, with six formidable teams competing in a total of 17 matches.
A Look at the Teams and Format
Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Emirates Blues, Emirates Red, and Sharjah stand poised to battle it out in this 50-over cricketing extravaganza. The tournament’s format involves a round-robin structure, where each team will confront the others once during the preliminary phase.
The team reigning supreme at the conclusion of the league matches will secure a direct entry into the final. Meanwhile, the second and third-placed teams will engage in a high-stakes clash in the solitary semi-final, vying for the coveted second spot in the championship face-off.
Emirates D50 Tournament 2023 teams and squads
Ajman: Adnan ul Mulk (captain), Syed Essam, Usman Khan, Abdul Shakoor (wicket-keeper), Abdul Malik, Aryan Lakra, Mohammed Ajmal, Muhammed Ismail, Yash Jai Kumar, Ankur Sangwan, Nav Pabreja, Saif Ghauri, Sheraz Piya, Zohaib Gujjar
Dubai: Shival Bawa, Syed Musaib, Yug Sharma, Safeer Tariq (wicket-keeper), Shrey Sethi, Vansh Kumar (wicket-keeper), Lovepreet Bajwa, Ayman Ahmed, Nilansh Keswani, Ronak Panoly, Adithya Shetty, Fahad Nawaz, Karan Dhiman, Keshav Sharma, Rahul Bhatia, Akasha Tahir,
Emirates Blues: Deepak Raj, Ethan Dsouza, Rayan Khan, Yayin Kiran Rai, Aryansh Sharma (wicket-keeper), Tanish Suri, Yash Sabnani, Aayan Khan, Akshat Rai, Ammar Badami, Aryan Saxena, Dhruv Parashar, Harit Shetty, Maroof Merchant, Mohammed Ismail, Hardik Pal, Harshit Seth, Omid Rahman
Emirates Red: Harshit Kaushik, Mayank Chowdary, Sagar Kalyan, Rahul Chopra, Haider Ali, Muhammad Farooq, Muhammad Irfan, Nasir Faraz, Samal Udawaththa, Abdul Ghaffar, Muhammad Rohid Khan, Viking Sanjaya
Sharjah: CP Rizwan, Hassan Eisakhel, Shahan Akram, Taimoor Bhatti, Dawood Ejaz, Khalid Shah, Basil Hameed, Muhammad Azhar, Zohair Iqbal, Harsh Desai, Muhammad Asif, Sabir Rao, Zahoor Khan
Abu Dhabi: Yet to be announced
Key Dates and Venues
The climax of the Emirates D50 Tournament 2023 is scheduled for November 19, where the ultimate showdown will determine the season’s victor. The cricketing action will unfold across two distinguished grounds, Malek Cricket Ground 1 and Malek Cricket Ground 2, serving as the pulsating arenas for this thrilling tournament.
Defending Champions’ Absence and Viewership Details
Notably absent from this edition is the defending champion, Fujairah, victors in the previous tournament after clinching victory against Ajman. However, their absence paves the way for a fresh titleholder to emerge in this competitive series.
For enthusiasts in India eager to catch the live action, the FanCode app and website will be the go-to platforms for live streaming of the Emirates D50 Tournament 2023. It’s important to note that no television channel in India will telecast the tournament live, making online streaming the exclusive avenue for Indian cricket aficionados to witness the thrilling encounters.
As cricket aficionados await the commencement of this gripping tournament, anticipation mounts, and speculation is rife about which team will seize the championship title. The stage is set for six powerhouse teams to dazzle audiences with their skills and vie for supremacy in the Emirates D50 Tournament 2023.
With all eyes on the action set to unfold in the UAE, the tournament promises riveting contests and intense battles, elevating the spirits of cricket enthusiasts worldwide.
Emirates D50 Tournament 2023 schedule and live India match start times
|Wednesday, Nov 8||Ajman vs Dubai||5:00 PM|
|Wednesday, Nov 8||Abu Dhabi vs Emirates Red||6:00 PM|
|Thursday, Nov 9||Sharjah vs Emirates Blues||5:00 PM|
|Thursday, Nov 9||Abu Dhabi vs Ajman||6:00 PM|
|Friday, Nov 10||Emirates Blues vs Dubai||5:00 PM|
|Friday, Nov 10||Emirates Red vs Sharjah||6:00 PM|
|Saturday, Nov 11||Abu Dhabi vs Dubai||3:30 PM|
|Sunday, Nov 12||Sharjah vs Ajman||5:00 PM|
|Sunday, Nov 12||Emirates Red vs Emirates Blues||6:00 PM|
|Tuesday, Nov 14||Emirates Red vs Dubai||5:00 PM|
|Tuesday, Nov 14||Abu Dhabi vs Emirates Blues||6:00 PM|
|Wednesday, Nov 15||Abu Dhabi vs Sharjah||5:00 PM|
|Wednesday, Nov 15||Ajman vs Emirates Blues||6:00 PM|
|Thursday, Nov 16||Emirates Red vs Ajman||5:00 PM|
|Thursday, Nov 16||Sharjah vs Dubai||6:00 PM|
|Saturday, Nov 18||Semi-final||5:00 PM|
|Sunday, Nov 19||Emirates D50 Tournament 2023 final||6:00 PM|
This table outlines the matches, teams, and their scheduled timings in IST for the Emirates D50 Tournament 2023, from the opening matches to the much-awaited final.