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The fifth season of the Abu Dhabi T10 league is set to start on November 19, with Bangla Tigers taking on the Team Abu Dhabi at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on the opening day.
A total of 35 matches will be played in 15 days with the first match between defending champions Northern Warriors and the runners-up of previous season Delhi Bulls.
"I am thrilled to announce the schedule of season 5. We are in the fifth season, and we have truly got a great response from the cricket lovers around the world. We have got the world's best cricketing entertainers playing this league, and I am sure this season will be full of excitement and enthusiasm," said Mr. Shaji Ul Mulk, Chairman, T10 Sports Management.
Matthew Boucher, CEO, Abu Dhabi Cricket said, "It's really great to see Abu Dhabi Cricket providing some of the best cricket over the past six months. I am confident Abu Dhabi T10 season 5 will be even more exhilarating in experience, with the kind of action-packed 15 days it has to offer. A total of 35 matches, including five triple headers, will be some kind of quick-fire cricket extravaganza."
Northern Warriors, Delhi Bulls, Team Abu Dhabi, Bangla Tigers, Deccan Gladiators and The Chennai Braves are the six sides competing in the tournament.
Bangla Tigers are placed in Group A with Maratha Arabians, Delhi Bulls, and Northern Warriors while last season's finalists Deccan Gladiators will be up against Qalandars, Team Abu Dhabi and Pune Devils in Group B.
Abu Dhabi T10 will be played in a round-robin format. The top four teams will compete in the Playoffs, which will commence on December 3.
The top two ranked teams take on each other in the Qualifer 1 to make direct entry in the Final, while third and fourth-placed teams will play Eliminator on December 3. Thereafter, the winning team will compete in Qualifer 2 against the losing side of Qualifer 1 on the same day.
The third-place match and the big final will be held on December 4.
Northern Warriors vs Delhi Bulls
Team Abu Dhabi vs Bangla Tigers
Deccan Gladiators vs The Chennai Braves
Northern Warriors vs Team Abu Dhabi
Delhi Bulls vs Bangla Tigers
Team Abu Dhabi vs Deccan Gladiators
Delhi Bulls vs The Chennai Braves
Bangla Tigers vs Northern Warriors
Deccan Gladiators vs Delhi Bulls
The Chennai Braves vs Team Abu Dhabi
Northern Warriors vs Deccan Gladiators
Bangla Tigers vs The Chennai Braves
Delhi Bulls vs Team Abu Dhabi
The Chennai Braves vs Northern Warriors
Bangla Tigers vs Deccan Gladiators
Delhi Bulls vs Northern Warriors
Bangla Tigers vs Team Abu Dhabi
The Chennai Braves vs Deccan Gladiators
Team Abu Dhabi vs Northern Warriors
The Chennai Braves vs Bangla Tigers
Delhi Bulls vs Deccan Gladiators
Team Abu Dhabi vs The Chennai Braves
Deccan Gladiators vs Northern Warriors
Bangla Tigers vs Delhi Bulls
Deccan Gladiators vs Team Abu Dhabi
Northern Warriors vs The Chennai Braves
Deccan Gladiators vs Bangla Tigers
The Chennai Braves vs Delhi Bulls
Northern Warriors vs Bangla Tigers
Team Abu Dhabi vs Delhi Bulls
3rd Place Match