On 10th October 2022, Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Chairman, Emirates Cricket Board unveiled the silver trophy of the upcoming edition of International League T20, which honours UAE’s rich heritage and culture. The league is set to be held in the United Arab Emirates from 13th January to 12th February 2023.
The 34-match event will have 6 teams competing to win the coveted ILT20 trophy. The tournament will exclusively air LIVE on ZEE’s 10 linear channels in English, Hindi, and Tamil languages as well as on its OTT platform ZEE5. The event will be broadcast on Zee Cinema (SD & HD), Zee Anmol Cinema, Zee Therai, Zee Bangla Cinema, Zee Zest (SD & HD), & Pictures HD, &Flix (SD & HD) and ZEE5 in India and globally.
Talking about the trophy and the much-anticipated tournament, Rahul Johri, President – Business, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) said, “The unveiling of the ILT20 trophy by His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan in the presence of all team owners and cricket legends marks a momentous milestone in our journey with the Emirates Cricket Board. This distinctive trophy is symbolic of the league’s unparalleled scale and ambition. We are humbled and thrilled that ILT20 is the coveted vehicle for Zee’s re-entry into sports broadcasting. We are enthused with this opportunity to entertain millions of cricket fans across India and globally on both linear television and streaming platform ZEE5.”
The unveiling event was graced by Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, ZEEL; Khalid Al Zarooni, Vice-Chairman, Emirates Cricket Board alongside franchise owners Aryan Khan, Suhana Khan and Jay Mehta (Abu Dhabi Knight Riders); Kiran Grandhi (Dubai Capitals); Pranav Adani (Gulf Giants); Nikhil Meswani (MI Emirates); Rajesh Sharma (Sharjah Warriors) and Paul Voight (Desert Vipers). Cricketing legends Dwayne Bravo, Wasim Akram, Simon Doull and Brett Lee were also in attendance at the grand celebrations in Dubai.