Catch cricket’s quickest wickets live at Zayed Cricket Stadium…

A tournament featuring cricket’s fastest and most exhilarating format, the T10s are returning to Abu Dhabi for a fourth time later this year.

Set to be held at Zayed Cricket Stadium between November 23 and December 4, the Abu Dhabi T10 is known for its quickfire wicket-shattering, big swinging, six-smashing, lightning-bowled, electric paced matches, typically concluded within a couple of hours.


The UAE was literally the epicentre of the cricketing world last year, hosting the T20 World Cup, the IPL and the 2021 edition of T10 Abu Dhabi which took place in late January/early February. The tournament pulled in some A-List cricketing legends too, with impressive performances from the likes Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, and Faf du Plessis.

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This season, we’ll get to watch reigning champions Deccan Gladiators defend their cup against Delhi Bulls, Chennai Braves, Bangla Tigers, Northern Warriors, and of course — Team Abu Dhabi.

Heading for the boundaries

It’s all part of a five year agreement between Ten Sports Management (TSM), Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC), Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT – Abu Dhabi), to give the cup-clash a home in the capital.

Team Abu Dhabi v Deccan Gladiators. Abu Dhabi T10 Season 5, Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi. 21st November 2021. #TADvDG #AbuDhabiT10 #inAbuDhabi

The home of sport

In the past 12 months, Abu Dhabi has hosted some of the biggest international fixtures for tennis, F1, MMA, jiu-jitsu, triathlons, swimming, extreme sports, cycling, and more and the stage is set for the next 12 months to be even bigger.

Talking about the big T10 news, HE Aref Al Awani, General Secretary, Abu Dhabi Sports Council said “Through our partnership with the Abu Dhabi T10, we have further positioned Abu Dhabi as a major sporting global hub and consistently demonstrated the city’s ability to both build, and host, one of cricket’s most entertaining competitions”

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