The ILT20 - 2025 Season


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Aug 29, 2023
ILT20 season 3 to start from January 11, 2025, set to clash with BBL and SA20

The third season of the ILT20 is set to start from January 11, 2025 and the league is all set to be on a collision course with the Big Bash League and the SA20 in South Africa. The 34-match tournament will be running until February 9 of next year with the final being played on that day. This means that the league is expected to collide with the BBL and SA20.

While the dates for the BBL and SA20 haven't been officially announced yet, the former is expected to run until January 26, according to reports. The SA20 is expected to start after January 7 when the New Year's Test between South Africa and Pakistan will come to an end. The Bangladesh Premier League is also expected to clash with the ILT20 next year.

The BBL last season saw many of the overseas leave the competition before the final series. There were a few of the players that stayed till league stages of BBL came to an end. However, that might not be the case next year.

The ILT20 CEO David White said that the window was confirmed after discussions with the stakeholders.

“We are delighted to confirm the window for DP World International League T20 Season 3. The window has been finalised after discussions with our stakeholders. We have begun our preparations for Season 3 with an aim of making the league even bigger and better."

“Season 2 was a massive success in terms of all relevant metrics’ and helped further strengthen the league’s reputation, making it one of the most sought after T20 leagues for players, fans and broadcasters from around the world. Having considered all aspects, the January-February window for Season 3 has turned out to be the most suitable.

“The DP World ILT20 is also proving to be a successful platform for the development of the UAE players as seen in their recent outstanding performance in the ACC Premier Cup in Oman which helped them qualify for the prestigious Asia Cup (2025, T20 format) for the first time in eight years. Most of the players who excelled in Oman had gained invaluable experience and exposure in Season 2.

“The cricket fans in the UAE and those who travel to our wonderful destinations Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah from across the globe will have a lot to look forward to in Season 3. We have a series of exciting announcements lined-up as our six world-class franchises and their coaching staff put their heads together for retention of players while eyeing new local and international talent for Season 3 signings.”