Emirates D50 Tournament 2023 starts on November 8 in UAE – full schedule

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 8Ajman vs Dubai5:00 PM
Wednesday, Nov 8Abu Dhabi vs Emirates Red6:00 PM
Thursday, Nov 9Sharjah vs Emirates Blues5:00 PM
Thursday, Nov 9Abu Dhabi vs Ajman6:00 PM
Friday, Nov 10Emirates Blues vs Dubai5:00 PM
Friday, Nov 10Emirates Red vs Sharjah6:00 PM
Saturday, Nov 11Abu Dhabi vs Dubai3:30 PM
Sunday, Nov 12Sharjah vs Ajman5:00 PM
Sunday, Nov 12Emirates Red vs Emirates Blues6:00 PM
Tuesday, Nov 14Emirates Red vs Dubai5:00 PM
Tuesday, Nov 14Abu Dhabi vs Emirates Blues6:00 PM
Wednesday, Nov 15Abu Dhabi vs Sharjah5:00 PM
Wednesday, Nov 15Ajman vs Emirates Blues6:00 PM
Thursday, Nov 16Emirates Red vs Ajman5:00 PM
Thursday, Nov 16Sharjah vs Dubai6:00 PM
Saturday, Nov 18Semi-final5:00 PM
Sunday, Nov 19Emirates D50 Tournament 2023 final6:00 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.