Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Lahore Qalandars (LQ) is going to play in a T20 tournament in Abu Dhabi from October 4 to 6, as part of ‘Sheikh Zayed Year’ celebrations.
Apart from LQ, four other teams of different leagues would also be participate in the tournament which Boost Defenders from Afghanistan, Titans from South Africa, Yorkshire Vikings of England and Hobart Hurricane from Australia. The 6th team of the tournament is not revealed yet, most likely it would be a local team.
This tournament will feature superstars like Chris Lynn, Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum and others.
According to Geo TV, “These teams are not participating with their original full strength; they are developing squads,” sources disclosed to this correspondent.
“There are hundreds of players, who have passion but do not get an opportunity. This tournament will provide a platform to them, they would be able to demonstrate their potential and get a chance to become a part of their main teams.
“We want to develop young players, no one buys any team,” the sources said.
“We are really excited to participate in ADT20, it is yet another incentive for young players. As you are aware of the fact that Lahore Qalandars’ main objective is to promote young talent,” CEO LQ Atif Rana said.
Rana further added, “We are going to start our new PDP from the next month so there are bright chances for emerging players to cement their place for ADT20 in October.”