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Emirates Airline Twenty20


Welcome to the Emirates Airline Twenty20

The highly anticipated Emirates Airline T20 Cricket Tournament returns in 2017 with a brand new format and new host venue.

The Emirates Airline T20 tournament 2017 will feature six international teams playing across two days on 23rd and 24th March. For the first year ever, the tournament will be hosted at the impressive, world class Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium.

Some of the biggest stars in cricket are expected to play the tournament including Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Jonathon Trott, Shahid Afridi, Jimmy Anderson, Brendon McCullum and Ian Bell to name a few.

Confirmed teams include the hugely popular Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars from the Pakistan Super League, Lancashire Lightning (2015 T20 Blast winners), the Jamaica Tallawahas (2016 CPL Winners) and Birmingham Bears (2016 RL Cup Winners). The full team line-ups will be announced in early January 2017.

With this Twenty20 competition, we’re going to try and play an entertaining, aggressive brand of cricket. Hopefully we’re going to get good crowds and we can show people what Yorkshire is all about. Twenty20 is about, in my opinion, putting on a show for people that have parted with their hard earned cash to come and watch. We want to try and entertain them as much as we can with a real aggressive, positive brand of cricket.”

~ Speaking ahead of Yorkshire CCC’s involvement in the 2016 Tournament, which they went on to win.

Jason Gillespie

Former Head Coach, Yorkshire County Cricket Club

The tournament provides something for everyone and doesn’t only cater for the avid cricket fans. The two full packed days includes; 6 games of exciting international cricket, a corporate 6’s tournament, a Friday brunch, family activities, entertainment, competitions and much more. Cricket fans also have the opportunity to meet their heroes through player meet and greets, signings and even coaching sessions. General admission and brunch tickets will be on offer from January 2017. For corporate hospitality and sponsorship options, please contact

Dubai Sports Council 


The Emirates Airline Twenty20 is certified by the Dubai Sports Council as a four star event.