Manchester United co-chairman Avram Glazer buys a franchise in UAE's inaugural T20 league

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London, United Kingdom Published: Dec 01, 2021, 07:25 PM(IST)

Manchester United co-chairman Avram Glazer buys a franchise for UAE inaugural T20 league Photograph:( AFP )

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The newly established tournament with six franchise teams is set to be staged across the UAE in February and March next year.

Manchester United co-chairman Avram Glazer has acquired a franchise in the United Arab Emirates' inaugural T20 Cricket League, the Emirates Cricket Board said on Wednesday.

The Glazer family, who also own National Football League (NFL) team Tampa Bay Buccaneers, have made their first foray into cricket by acquiring one of the six franchises in the league through their company Lancer Capital.

A member of the Glazer family was also among the bidders when two new Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises were unveiled in October but was unsuccessful with a bid.

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"I am very excited to be a part of UAE T20 at its formation. UAE T20 promises to be a world-class event that will be transformative to the growth of cricket in the Emirates," Glazer said in a statement.

The newly established tournament with six franchise teams is set to be staged across the UAE in February and March next year.

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