NEW DELHI,18th October 2019: The build-up to the widely anticipated Abu Dhabi T10 has powered into gear with tickets officially going on sale.

Moving to the nation’s capital for the next five years, the tournament will see the likes of England’s ICC World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan, alongside Australian star Shane Watson, flamboyant West Indian Andre Russell, Sri Lankan ‘slinger’ Lasith Malinga and Darren Sammy light up Zayed Cricket Stadium from 15-24 November.

The 90-minute format has proven to be a smash hit with fans, who are now gearing up for some of the fastest and biggest-hitting cricket to land in the United Arab Emirates in a short few weeks.

“We are expecting vibrant interest in ticket sales right from the start, so it’s an incredibly exciting time for us to be hosting this format in Abu Dhabi for the first time,” said Matthew Boucher, CEO of Abu Dhabi Cricket.

“Apart from the final on 24th November, every match day boasts a triple header of matches, giving fans an incredible and unique opportunity to watch 66 world-class players battle it out on any given evening. That’s why we love this format - explosive cricketing entertainment mixed with cultural performances all in an explosive five-hour evening. It’s going to be action-packed right from the start!

Other big ticket performances throughout the tournament will include Northern Warriors beginning their title defence against Maratha Arabians on opening day, which will also see Eoin Morgan lead the Delhi Bulls into battle against the Deccan Gladiators, while Shahid Afridi makes his return to T10 for the newly-joined Qalandars in their early quest for glory.

Tickets going on sale follows the strategic partnership announcement with Etihad Airways, the tournament’s Official Airline Partner, who will bring fans from around the globe to Abu Dhabi. All Abu Dhabi T10 matches will be telecast live to Sony Network’s enormous Indian viewer base of 700 million on Sony Six and Sony Ten 3 channels.

Tickets start from AED 10, and will allow spectators to watch up to three matches a day. To book tickets, or to receive hospitality information, please visit: https://ttensports.com/

About The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi
The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction that enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The Department manages the emirate's tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Zayed National Museum and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The Department of Culture and Tourism supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate's heritage. A key role played by the Department is to create synergy in the destination's development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base. www.dctabudhabi.ae

About Abu Dhabi T10 League
Abu Dhabi T10 is a professional ten-over format cricket league launched by T10 Sports Management and licensed by the Emirates Cricket Board and approved by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the governing body of international cricket. It is the first ever internationally approved ten-over format league.
Matches have 10-over-a-side format and duration of 45 minutes a side, totalling 90 minutes of play. The tournament is played over ten days, with a round robin followed by semi-finals and the final. In August 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) officially sanctioned the league.

About Abu Dhabi Cricket
Abu Dhabi Cricket Club is supported by Abu Dhabi Sports Council and operates under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan. The Club is ushering in an exciting new era of cricket in Abu Dhabi with significant investment in facilities and operational upgrades.
Abu Dhabi Cricket Club (ADCC) was founded on 20th November 1996, with the impressive Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, named by global cable and satellite sports television channel ESPN as among the world’s best, being completed in 2005.
The Stadium’s inaugural international match was staged between India and Pakistan in April 2006 and was attended by 20,000 enthusiastic fans. The Stadium has since seen hundreds of domestic and international matches from the passion of Pakistan vs. India games to the party of the Indian Premier League to the celebrations of Afghanistan’s victory in last year’s Desert T20 tournament. The Stadium has also been used by several international associations as a winter training ground, most notably by the England Cricket Board.
Recent investments to develop the facility will ensure that the Stadium will be known for more than cricket. Indeed, Abu Dhabi Cricket will become the home for a range of coaching academies, clubs, groups and schools for football, touch rugby, tennis, netball, basketball, squash and much more.