International League T20 (ILT20) franchise, Dubai Capitals (DC) have acquired the services of former Indian batter Robin Uthappa ahead of the inaugural season.
The 37-year-old recently announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League (IPL). He played the last two IPL seasons for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the cash-rich league.
Overall, Uthappa played 205 IPL games and scored 4952 runs at an average of 27.51 and a strike rate of 130.35, including 27 half-centuries in the IPL with 88 being his highest individual score.
The Dubai-based ILT20 franchise took to Twitter to confirm the development:
“As classy as it gets at Dubai Capitals. Here’s welcoming Robbie to our family, now eager to see a few dancing down-the-track shots at the Dubai International.”
ILT20 2023 to commence on January 13
The International League T20 (ILT20) is all set to commence on January 13, 2023 with the final of the tournament scheduled to be played on February 12, 2023.
A total of six teams will participate in the inaugural edition of the tournament, which will be a 34-match event. Each team will be playing the others twice in the league, followed by four playoff matches.
The General Secretary of the Emirates Cricket Board, Mubashshir Usmani, expressed his delight while announcing the schedule of the league:
“This is a very exciting time for the league and, collectively, we are delighted to announce the 2023 ILT20 playing schedule. To have superstars such as Dubai Capital’s Dasun Shanaka and Abu Dhabi Knight Rider’s Andre Russell open their teams’ accounts is very exciting.”