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MS Dhoni to launch IPL style 7-a-side tournament in UAE

MS Dhoni (above)  will be in the UAE with Suresh Raina to launch the tournament © Getty Images
MS Dhoni (above) will be in the UAE with Suresh Raina to launch the tournament © Getty Images

Jan 7, 2013

Cricket is set to see a new form soon as the 7PL will be launched this week in the United Arab Emirates. The format will see seven teams take on each other in a seven-overs a side game. Each team would have seven players a side.

According to a report in Times of India, the tournament is going to be backed by a UAE based company. The league also has a go ahead from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni would launch the league with Suresh Raina in the UAE. Dhoni is said to be the chief brand ambassador of the league. Plus, Rhiti Sports, the company owned by Arun Pandey, Dhoni’s friend will be running the league with the UAE based company. An Indian politician is said to support this league and this would be televised on his upcoming channel.

The seven teams in the tournament would be representing the seven Emirates in the UAE — Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajmal, Umm al Quwain, Ras-al-Khaimah and Fujairah. Players from around the globe would take part, but mainly those who missed out in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction or the Big Bash League (BBL).

There are plans to take this tournament around the globe and a Champions League style league as well.

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