Abu Dhabi (WAM)
The Abu Dhabi Cricket Team announced the signing of English star Liam Livingston as a key player, in addition to retaining the services of the famous player Chris Gale, as part of its preparations to compete in the Abu Dhabi T10 Cricket League, which will be held from November 19 to December 4, 2021 at Zayed Cricket Stadium. in Abu Dhabi.
The Abu Dhabi team also announced the list of its players during the press conference, which was held by the organizing committee at the W Hotel on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi to conduct the league draw and reveal the formations of the participating teams.
The Abu Dhabi squad includes strong elements, led by the new player Liam Livingston, the famous star Chris Gale, Chris Benjamin, Danny Briggs, Ahmed Daniel Latif, Fidel Edwards, Muhammad Faraz Al-Din, Colin Ingram, Marchant de Lange, Obid McCoy, Rohan Mustafa and Naveen Al-Haq , Phil Salt, Jimmy Overton, and Paul Sterling.
Two-time Men’s World Cup winner Chris Gale is the first player in cricket history to reach 14,000 Runs in T20 matches, and achieved that feat in the fourth edition of the Abu Dhabi Championship last February at Zayed Cricket Stadium, while Liam Livingston presented himself as one of the most The players shine in the short game of cricket.
The new coach of the Abu Dhabi team, Paul Farbris, is looking forward to working with the players who will form a strong duo of the best duos in cricket in the world.
“Chris Gale is a box office star in cricket,” Farberese said. He added: “Gail is someone you know will not only lead you to victory, but will also inspire the whole team.
On the inclusion of Liam Livingston, Farberese said: “I am delighted to have signed the new name, which everyone in England is talking about as the man who can play a key role with his country in the 2021 T20 Men’s World Cup, and we are fortunate and excited that he has become a member of our team.
Coach Farberese helped the Warwickshire county team win the County Championship and Bob Williams Cup in the UK last summer, when he was the county cricket manager, and the former Kent and Middlesex player is excited to lead the UAE team this season.
Farbris added: “I think it is a very ideal opportunity for me, and nothing is better than being the coach of the host team of the tournament. It includes all the factors of success as one of the major championships in the calendar of the season.
It is noteworthy that the fifth edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 Cricket Championship returns to the UAE capital, after the previous edition watched more than 144 million followers around the world on television, more than 26 million views on OTT platforms and 90 million on YouTube.