The Capri-Global-owned Sharjah Warriors on Friday (August 19) announced their squad, headlined by England all-rounder Moeen Ali, for the upcoming inaugural edition of UAE International League T20.
The Capri Global took to social media to reveal their squad for the T20 tournament, which is expected to provide a valuable platform for UAE Cricket to take developing of their local talent to a higher level.
Apart from Ali, the Sharjah-based franchise also announced the signing of England trio Chris Woakes, Danny Briggs and Dawid Malan, Afghanistan quartet Mohammad Nabi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Noor Ahmad and Naveen Ul Haq, and West Indies' Evin Lewis.
The squad, which will be further bolstered with the addition of domestic players at a later date, also includes two uncapped English players, one uncapped player from West Indies and two associate nation players, taking the squad strength to 14.
Earlier on Thursday (August 18), Capri Global announced their ILT20 team will be called 'Sharjah Warriors'. And a day later, the franchise revealed their squad. "Capri Global is excited to announce the team Sharjah Warriors for @ILT20Official," tweeted Sharjah Warriors.
Here is a look at the Sharjah Warriors Squad for UAE ILT20:
|Evin Lewis||Batter||West Indies|
|Mark Deyal||All-rounder||West Indies/Uncapped|
|Naveen Ul Haq||Pacer||Afghanistan|
The six-team franchise-style league will be played over a 34-match schedule at world-renowned, world-class venues in UAE. The inaugural edition of ILT20 is scheduled to be played in the January 6 to February 12, 2023 window.
The six teams are owned by Reliance Industries (MI Emirates), Adani Sportsline (Gulf Giants), GMR Group (Dubai Capitals), Knight Riders Group (Abu Dhabi Knight Riders), Capri Global (Sharjah Warriors) and Lancer Capital (Desert Vipers).
As it stands, all the six franchises have announced their squads for the inaugural edition of the UAE's International League T20 (ILT20). The domestic players (UAE players) will be drafted into the side at a later date.