Kuwait T20 Elite Cup 2024 starts on January 5 – full schedule

Cricket enthusiasts in Kuwait are gearing up for the much-anticipated Kuwait T20 Elite Cup 2024, scheduled to kick off on January 5 in Al Jahra. Organized by Kuwait Cricket (KC), this thrilling T20 tournament promises exciting cricketing action, with seven formidable teams competing for the coveted title.

Participating Teams:

The second edition of the Kuwait T20 Elite Cup will feature seven teams, each bringing its unique strengths and strategies to the field. The participating teams include Al Hajery Team XI, Al Mulla Exchange, CECC, Kuwait Swedish, NCM Investment, Stack CC, and Tally D.R.F.S.

Format and Schedule:

The tournament will unfold in a round-robin format, where each team will face the other six sides once. This guarantees a total of 24 matches, offering fans a plethora of cricketing excitement. The top four teams in the standings will progress to the knockout phase, consisting of the Eliminator, Qualifier, and the grand final.

The team securing the summit position in the league standings will earn a direct ticket to the final. Meanwhile, the third and fourth-placed teams will battle it out in the Eliminator. The victor of the Eliminator will then face the second-placed team in the Qualifier, determining the second finalist.

The pinnacle of the competition, the Kuwait T20 Elite Cup 2024 final, is scheduled to take place on February 9, promising a thrilling climax to the cricketing extravaganza.

Kuwait T20 Elite Cup 2024 teams and squads

Al Hajery Team XI: Ahsan Ul Haq, Azim Parkar, Hasanmiya Kazi, Hassan Arif, Sanker Varathappan, Usman Waheed (wicket-keeper), Ali Asghar Taheri, Ali Tankiwala, Alikyaan Ramsorwala, Aslam Nawfer, Basil Hameed, Fawazan Ashraf, Hamoud Jandu, Husain Gheewala, Kumaran Ravi, Mohsin Javed, Mukammil Shah, Salman Munde, Sureshkumar Ramasamy, Zain Fakhar, Muhammad Shaheer Iqbal, Riyas Samsad, Vikum Sanjaya

Al Mulla Exchange: Clinto Anto, Nithin Saldanha, Parvinder Kumar, Pradeep Subramaniam, Rajeesh Krishnankutty, Rejith Reji, Anas Mohammed, Ansal Nazzar, Arun Raj, Naveenraj Rajendran, Rajesha Ramadasa Poojari, Ramanathan Periyasamy, Vigneshwaran M, Anudeep Chenthamara, Saleesh Chandran, Sumanraj Karunanithi, Sarleedharan Nair

CECC: Ajith Sanjeewa, Dilsan Weerarathna, Atheef Gafoor, Akalanka Dilshan, Akram Mohomad, Priyakanth Harichchandra, Lasith Kumara, Madhushan Nayanajith, Mohamed Shafran, Mohamed Simsan, Ibrahim Rifkaz, Indika Mangalam, Nilantha Kumara, Pradeep Wasantha, Ruchira Sampathm Shehan Madushanka, Sandaruwan Chinthaka

Kuwait Swedish: Abu Sayed, Mohammed Faisal, Mostafa Hossain, Ravija Sandaruwan, Yavaruddin Khan, Usman Ghani (wicket-keeper), Asanka Silva, Basir Khan, Mohammed Bulbul Ahmed, Mohammed Sumon, Ridmika Nimesh, Rubel Hossain, Sujon Miah, Madhu China, Mamon Miah, Yasin Patel

NCM Investment: Adnan Makrani, Anjaneyulu Erigudindla, Azam Shaikh, Diju Xavier, Murshid Mustafa, Mohammed Farook (wicket-keeper), Subramanyam Madagala (wicket-keeper), Edson Silva, Nasir Hussain, Nimish Lathif, Shiraz Khan, Haroon Shahid, Jithin Jose, Manjula Prasan, Mohamed Shafeeq, Mudassir Nisar Parkar, Muhammad Allauddin, Shahrukh Quddus

Stack CC: Ali Zaheer, Anis Iqbal, Jude Saldanha, Nawaf Dadarkar, Nikhil Kulkarni, Noman Sayeed, Danish Javed (wicket-keeper), Khalid Liaqat (wicket-keeper), Vikrant Gupta (wicket-keeper), Nawaf Ahmed, Nihal Murad, Salman Fakki, Abdul Haseeb, Imran Syeed, Khaliq Ansari, Naveed Fakhr, Riyaz Masurkar, Sayed Monib, Umar Zaheer Uddin

Tally D.R.F.S: Muhammad Saleh (captain), Aamir Javed, Aryan Panwar, Bilal Tahir, Mohammad Amin, Muhammad Umar, Faizan Farooq (wicket-keeper), Meet Bhavsar  (wicket-keeper), Mohammed Khan, Ashen Sangeeth, Kashif Sharif, Nadim Akram, Praveen Rajagopalrao, Abdullah Ghulam, Chanaka Devinda, Illyas Ahmed, Imran Ali, Mirza Majeed, Nabeel Gafoor

Defending Champions:

Al Mulla Exchange, the triumphant team in the previous edition, aims to defend their title. They clinched victory by a convincing 77-run margin against NCM Investment in the final, showcasing their cricketing prowess.

Venue:

All the action will unfold at the Sulaibiya Cricket Ground in Al Jahra, providing the perfect setting for intense battles between the participating teams.

Where to Watch in India:

For cricket enthusiasts in India eager to catch the live action of the Kuwait T20 Elite Cup 2024, the FanCode app and website will provide live streaming services. Unfortunately, there will be no live telecast of the tournament on any TV channel in India.

Kuwait T20 Elite Cup 2024 schedule and live match start times

All match timings are in India Standard Time (IST)

DateMatchTime (IST)
Friday, January 5CECC vs Al Hajery Team XI10:30 AM
Kuwait Swedish vs Stack CC7:00 PM
Al Mulla Exchange vs Tally D.R.F.S10:30 PM
Monday, January 8Kuwait Swedish vs Al Hajery Team XI10:30 PM
Tuesday, January 9Stack CC vs Tally D.R.F.S10:30 PM
Wednesday, January 10Al Mulla Exchange vs CECC10:30 PM
Saturday, January 13Stack CC vs NCM Investment10:30 PM
Sunday, January 14Kuwait Swedish vs Tally D.R.F.S10:30 PM
Monday, January 15CECC vs Stack CC10:30 PM
Tuesday, January 16Al Mulla Exchange vs Al Hajery Team XI10:30 PM
Wednesday, January 17NCM Investment vs Kuwait Swedish10:30 PM
Saturday, January 20Tally D.R.F.S vs CECC10:30 PM
Sunday, January 21Al Hajery Team XI vs Kuwait Swedish10:30 PM
Monday, January 22NCM Investment vs Tally D.R.F.S10:30 PM
Tuesday, January 23Stack CC vs Al Hajery Team XI10:30 PM
Wednesday, January 24CECC vs NCM Investment10:30 PM
Saturday, January 27Al Mulla Exchange vs Stack CC10:30 PM
Monday, January 29NCM Investment vs Al Hajery Team XI10:30 PM
Tuesday, January 30Kuwait Swedish vs CECC10:30 PM
Wednesday, January 31Al Hajery Team XI vs Tally D.R.F.S10:30 PM
Saturday, February 3NCM Investment vs Al Mulla Exchange10:30 PM
Monday, February 5Eliminator10:30 PM
Wednesday, February 7Qualifier10:30 PM
Friday, February 9Kuwait T20 Elite Cup 2024 final7:00 PM

As the cricketing fraternity awaits the commencement of the Kuwait T20 Elite Cup 2024, anticipation is high for intense clashes, breathtaking performances, and, ultimately, the crowning of a new champion. With a diverse range of teams vying for supremacy, this tournament promises to be a celebration of cricket, uniting fans in the spirit of the game. Stay tuned as Al Jahra becomes the epicenter of T20 cricketing action, and teams battle it out for glory in the Kuwait T20 Elite Cup 2024.