The second edition of the T10 Cricket League will be held from November 21 to December 2 2018 and the eight teams have been divided into two groups of four apiece.
For the second season, this four-day competition will be be changed to a 10-day tournament played between November 23 and December 2 and an additional two teams will be added to it to make it an eight-side tourney. These two new teams are the Sindhis and Northern Warriors while Team Sri Lanka will now be called Rajasthan Heroes and there will be players from all countries included in this one.
Matches will typically take 90 minutes to finish, which is half the length of a T20 these days and exactly the length of a football game. This means, that across the four days of the competition, teams will be able to play five games a day with much ease. The Sharjah Stadium also hosted the APL in October.
Teams are divided into two groups of four sides apiece this season. Group A has Kerala Kings, Sindhis, Pakhtoon and Rajputs, while Group B has Punjabi Legends, Bengal Tigers, Maratha Arabians and Northern Warriors. The draw for these two groups was held on August 26.
At the end of the group stage of the competition, where all four teams in each of the two groups will play three matches each, all eight teams will be in action again. This time, however, they will play three matches each against teams from the other group – one each against three of the four teams.
The T10 Cricket League schedule is now released and the two groups are now as follows:
|GROUP A||GROUP B|
|Kerala Kings||Punjabi Legends|
Kerala Knights became the winner of the first ever edition of the T10 Cricket League that was played in December 2017 when they defeated the Punjabi Legends in the final of the competition.
The T10 Cricket League began last year as a tournament backed by the Pakistan Cricket Board. Heera Group of India sponsored the league. Going into the second season of the T10 Cricket League, there will be two new teams added to the competition.
These two teams are Sindhis and Northern Warriors while the Sri Lankan side that was on show last season will be renamed as the Rajasthan Heroes and will consist of players from all over the world.
T10 Cricket League Tickets
The T10 Cricket League tickets will be on sale closer to the tournament start. Last year, you could buy T10 cricket league tickets online at Q-tickets. Tickets were also made available at the following retail outlets – branches of UAE Exchange, Al Fardan Exchange, Al Ghurair Exchange, Leopards Courier, and Karachi Darbar.
Some of the biggest names in recent times in cricket like Shahid Afridi, Dwayne Bravo and Virender Sehwag, have all been named a part of the TCL and will be joined by a host of other such cricketers. Interestingly, Sehwag, Shahid Afridi and Brendon McCullum have also been named as icons players for the T10 Cricket League.
T10 Cricket League 2018 Schedule
|Date||T10 Schedule 2018||Group||Time|
|21 November 2018||Rajputs vs Sindhis||A||18:30 Local / 14:30 GMT / 19:30 PKT|
|21 November 2018||Kerala Knights vs Pakhtoon||A||20:45 Local / 16:45 GMT / 21:45 PKT|
|22 November 2018||Bengal Tigers vs Northern Warriors||B||15:30 Local / 11:30 GMT / 16:30 PKT|
|22 November 2018||Sindhis vs Kerala Knights||A||17:45 Local / 13:45 GMT / 18:45 PKT|
|22 November 2018||Maratha Arabians vs Punjabi Legends||B||20:00 Local / 16:00 GMT / 21:00 PKT|
|23 November 2018||Rajputs vs Pakhtoon||A||15:30 Local / 11:30 GMT / 16:30 PKT|
|23 November 2018||Maratha Arabians vs Bengal Tigers||B||17:45 Local / 13:45 GMT / 18:45 PKT|
|23 November 2018||Punjabi Legends vs Northern Warriors||B||20:00 Local / 16:00 GMT / 21:00 PKT|
|24 November 2018||Sindhis vs Pakhtoon||A||18:30 Local / 14:30 GMT / 19:30 PKT|
|24 November 2018||Punjabi Legends vs Bengal Tigers||B||20:45 Local / 16:45 GMT / 21:45 PKT|
|25 November 2018||Rajputs vs Kerala Knights||A||18:30 Local / 14:30 GMT / 19:30 PKT|
|25 November 2018||Northern Warriors vs Maratha Arabians||B||20:45 Local / 16:45 GMT / 21:45 PKT|
|26 November 2018||A1 vs B2||Playoffs||18:30 Local / 14:30 GMT / 19:30 PKT|
|26 November 2018||A3 vs B4||Playoffs||20:45 Local / 16:45 GMT / 21:45 PKT|
|27 November 2018||A2 vs B3||Playoffs||18:30 Local / 14:30 GMT / 19:30 PKT|
|27 November 2018||A4 vs B1||Playoffs||20:45 Local / 16:45 GMT / 21:45 PKT|
|28 November 2018||A2 vs B4||Playoffs||18:30 Local / 14:30 GMT / 19:30 PKT|
|28 November 2018||A1 vs B3||Playoffs||20:45 Local / 16:45 GMT / 21:45 PKT|
|29 November 2018||A3 vs B1||Playoffs||15:30 Local / 11:30 GMT / 16:30 PKT|
|29 November 2018||A4 vs B2||Playoffs||17:45 Local / 13:45 GMT / 18:45 PKT|
|29 November 2018||A1 vs B4||Playoffs||20:00 Local / 16:00 GMT / 21:00 PKT|
|30 November 2018||A3 vs B2||Playoffs||15:30 Local / 11:30 GMT / 16:30 PKT|
|30 November 2018||A2 vs B1||Playoffs||17:45 Local / 13:45 GMT / 18:45 PKT|
|30 November 2018||A4 vs B3||Playoffs||20:00 Local / 16:00 GMT / 21:00 PKT|
|01 December 2018||Qualifier 1 1st Position vs Qualifier 1 2nd Position||Semifinal 1||15:30 Local / 11:30 GMT / 16:30 PKT|
|01 December 2018||Eliminator 1 3rd Position vs Eliminator 1 4th Position||Eliminator 1||17:45 Local / 13:45 GMT / 18:45 PKT|
|01 December 2018||Eliminator 2 Runner Up Qualifier 1 vs Eliminator 2 Winner Eliminator 1||Semifinal 2||20:00 Local / 16:00 GMT / 21:00 PKT|
|02 December 2018||3rd Position Runner Up Eliminator 1 vs 3rd Position Runner Up Eliminator 2||Third Place||17:45 Local / 13:45 GMT / 18:45 PKT|
|02 December 2018||Final Winner of Qualifier 1 vs Final Winner of Eliminator 2||Final||20:00 Local / 16:00 GMT / 21:00 PKT|