ABU DHABI 15 November 2019: The Aldar Properties Abu Dhabi T10 has burst onto the global cricketing scene, with an explosive opening ceremony and concert at Zayed Cricket Stadium.
The 10 day cricket tournament, which has pulled in cricketing talent and celebrities from across the globe, was opened by Shaji Ul Mulk, the founder of the league.
The opening concert was led the renowned Indian actor Mammootty, who offered words of wisdom to a global audience on the Spirit of Cricket. Also featured was legendary Pakistani singer Atif Aslam, as well as cricketing super idols including Yuvraj Singh, Eoin Morgan, Darren Sammy, Hashim Amla and Shane Watson.
The evening wowed crowds with spectacular performances from Bollywood star Rakul Preet Singh, South Indian model and actress Parvati Nair, and Bangladeshi film favourite Shakib Khan. In attendance during the opening was Basharat Khan – Director at Aldar Properties, and representatives from the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
With the launch of the tournament underway, the cricketing action begins tomorrow as the Northern Warriors start their defence of the coveted Aldar Properties Abu Dhabi T10 Trophy, squaring off against the formidable Maratha Arabians. Also featuring on the opening day of play will be the latest addition to the championship, the city’s very own Team Abu Dhabi, who will face off against the powerhouse of Team Qalandars.
The tournament, which will run through to 24 November, is being broadcast in India on Sony Six and Sony Ten 3. To purchase tickets and hospitality passes, please visit: https://www.q-tickets.com/AbuDhabit10