Doha: The Qatar Cricket Association (QCA) announced its maiden International Cricket League starting from December 6.
The T10 league is the latest in the International Cricket Council (ICC) calendar to promote the shorter formats of the game.
Qatar T10 will have six teams comprising 24 stars, 12 players from associate ICC countries besides Qatari players from different clubs.
QCA thanked ICC for awarding them the T10 league to promote cricket in the region.
“Qatar is proud to have been assigned this league by ICC. This will take our country to an international sports arena," said QCA President Youssef Al Kuwari.
The league is set to be hosted in the state-of-the-art Asian Town International Cricket Stadium.
QCA has lined up with several top sponsors to be a part of this event, locally and internationally.
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has been named as brand ambassador for the tournament.