Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy

The Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy[1] is a 20-over cricket franchise tournament held in the United Arab Emirates.[2] The first edition of the tournament was played in October 2018.[1][3] Six franchise teams took part in the first edition.[4] The International Cricket Council (ICC) sanctioned the competition in June 2018.[5]

Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy
Abu Dhabi T20 Logo.jpg
CountriesUnited Arab Emirates
AdministratorAbu Dhabi Cricket
First edition2018
Number of teams6
Current championLahore Qalandars (1st title)
Most successfulLahore Qalandars (1 title)

Lahore Qalandars won the first edition after beating Titans by fifteen runs in the final.[6]


The first edition of the tournament featured the following teams:[1][7]

Team Home League Debut Appearances
  Boost Defenders Shpageeza Cricket League 2018 1
  Hobart Hurricanes Big Bash League 2018 1
  Lahore Qalandars Pakistan Super League 2018 1
  Titans Ram Slam T20 Challenge 2018 1
  Yorkshire Vikings Twenty20 Cup 2018 1
  Auckland Aces Super Smash 2018 1


  1. ^ a b c "Abu Dhabi to host teams from six countries in T20 tournament". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Emirates Cricket Board's new tournament threatens ties with PCB". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  3. ^ "UAE set to host new international T20 cricket league". Arabian Business. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Emirates Cricket Board announce plans for UAE Twenty20 league". The National. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  5. ^ "UAE'S First T20 Franchise Cricket League to be Formally Unveiled Later This Month". Emirates Cricket. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Abu Dhabi T20: Lahore Qalandars win title with Titans victory". The National. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Auckland Aces confirmed for Abu Dhabi T20". Gulf News. Retrieved 24 September 2018.