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Abu Dhabi all set to deal with adverse weather

Major General Al Mazrouei praised the leadership’s continuous guidance and directives and support in order to enhance the efforts of teams to protect lives..reports Asian Lite News

The Abu Dhabi Emergencies, Crises and Disasters Management Team held a meeting on Wednesday, chaired Major General Fares Khalaf Al Mazroui, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Emergencies, Crises and Disasters Management Team, in the presence of team members.

The developments of adverse weather conditions were presented according to the national directions by Abu Dhabi Emergencies, Crises and Disasters Management Centre and its impact on the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The representative of the National Center of Meteorology explained the developments of the situation in the country and the emirate, and the local response plan for approved weather conditions was reviewed.

The meeting concluded with a set of strategic decisions, and the Abu Dhabi Emergencies, Crises and Disasters Management Team has directed the state of readiness in the emirate to continue. The meeting also emphasised the importance of concerned authorities’ readiness, according to the local response plan for weather conditions, as well as taking the necessary preventive measures while preparing to raise the level of local emergency according to future developments of the situation, provided that the team holds its second meeting as needed.

Major General Al Mazrouei praised the leadership’s continuous guidance and directives and support in order to enhance the efforts of teams to protect lives and property, and to achieve targeted objectives in coordination with entities on local and federal levels.

He also emphasised the importance of collaborative efforts of emergency teams, following unified procedures to deal with emergencies, and enhancing capacities to deal with and respond to emergencies, and prepare for recovery based on national emergency ecosystems.

Abu Dhabi Emergencies, Crises and Disasters Management Centre will ensure the coordination of efforts of all relevant entities, and assure their preparedness to deal with adverse weather conditions.

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Masdar City’s sustainability-themed celebration set to return

Everyone across the UAE is invited to Abu Dhabi’s flagship sustainable urban community to learn about sustainability through a host of fun, family-friendly and educational activities….reports Asian Lite News

The Festival at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week’s community event, is returning to the Masdar City podium from January 20-22 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Everyone across the UAE is invited to Abu Dhabi’s flagship sustainable urban community to learn about sustainability through a host of fun, family-friendly and educational activities.

The Festival at Masdar City concludes Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, during which Masdar City is showcasing groundbreaking sustainable technologies from numerous local and international start-ups and enterprises.

At ADSW this year, 22 companies will take part in Masdar City’s Innovate platform, a global initiative providing small and medium-sized companies the chance to present to potential investors and company decision makers.

“Masdar City is dedicated to showing the world what urban sustainable development is all about,” said Mohamed Al Breiki, Executive Director, Sustainable Real Estate. “We’ll be doing this with our local and global partners on the exhibition floor – and we’ll be raising awareness in our community when we welcome thousands of visitors to the Masdar City podium for an enjoyable long weekend of family entertainment with sustainability at its core.”

“We’re particularly excited to once again be staging The Festival at Masdar City, with the UAE hosting COP28 in November,” added Al Breiki. “There has never been a better time to learn about sustainability.”

Visitors to the Masdar City podium will be able to learn about and take part in a host of sustainability activities, including sustainable gardening and science experiments courtesy of a series of workshops being sponsored by TAQA, The Festival’s innovation partner.

They will even be able to build their own projects using upcycled materials in a dedicated crafting zone.

There will be live music in a dedicated busking area, a photo-op zone decorated with stunning sustainability installations, a games’ area, arts and crafts, and theatre performances at The Festival’s main stage.

A supervised toddlers’ area will also be provided by Blossom Nursery, which recently opened in Masdar City.

Environmentally aware products will be on sale in a purpose-built retail zone, plus a variety of delicious food and snacks, not to mention thirst-quenching drinks.

PepsiCo’s Aquafina brand, The Festival’s official hydration partner, will be selling nano-filtered still and sparkling water and a variety of flavoured waters from specially installed water stations.

At these stations, visitors will be able to purchase reusable water bottles or refill their own, while choosing the temperature, carbonation level and flavour intensity of their drinks.

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Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum kicks off in Abu Dhabi

The 2023 forum focuses on the challenge of managing energy security priorities and decarbonisation efforts in tandem…reports Asian Lite News

The seventh annual Global Energy Forum, organised by the Atlantic Council, kicked off in Abu Dhabi as part of the activities of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), with the participation of the world’s most influential energy leaders to set the global energy agenda for the year ahead and drive the global energy transition.

This year’s Forum is of particular importance as critical climate and energy strategy issues take centre stage in the run-up to the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28), which the UAE will also host before the year’s end.

The 2023 forum focuses on the challenge of managing energy security priorities and decarbonisation efforts in tandem.

Headliners include John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and former US Secretary of State; Amos Hochstein, Special Presidential Coordinator for Global Infrastructure and Energy Security, US Department of State; Grant Shapps MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, United Kingdom; Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director General for Energy, European Commission; Francesco La Camera, Director-General, IRENA; Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment and Ministerial Coordinator and Climate Envoy for COP27, Arab Republic of Egypt; Alparslan Bayraktar, Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Republic of Türkiye; Amadou Hott, Special Envoy and Global Champion, Alliance for Green Infrastructure in Africa; Former Minister Economy, Planning and International cooperation, Republic of Senegal; as well as top executives from the global energy sector.

The Forum is convened in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Mubadala Investment Company, TAQA, and Emirates Nuclear Energy Company (ENEC), with CNBC as an international media partner.

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EAD, FAO partner to revive pearl industry in Abu Dhabi

The project comes as part of a broader collaboration between FAO and the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) …reports Asian Lite News

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has partnered with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in a joint effort to revive the heritage and traditions of the Emirate’s pearl industry. The “Abu Dhabi Pearls” project involves sustainably farming high-quality pearls in the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf.

The project comes as part of a broader collaboration between FAO and the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) which focuses on introducing sustainable aquaculture and building a sector that creates jobs, protects the environment and supports livelihoods in the long term.

In 2019, EAD launched the sustainable aquaculture policy for Abu Dhabi, which aims to promote growth in the emirate’s aquaculture sector and raise its competitiveness to ease pressures on overexploited local fisheries. The FAO is a main partner on the project and supports and develops aquaculture-related research.

The Abu Dhabi Pearls Project was established in 2007 and set an ambitious goal of cultivating approximately 80,000 oysters, producing approximately 20,000 high-quality and sustainable pearls annually in the emirate’s waters.

Through this project, EAD seeks to provide an educational and awareness platform on the sustainable cultivation of oysters by organising visits for school and university students, government agencies and institutions and foreign delegations.

Within the framework of the existing cooperation between FAO and EAD, the two parties seek to shed light on pearl farming techniques while promoting them as a key model for sustainable aquaculture that provides many environmental, social and economic benefits. The partnership includes knowledge sharing, the provision of technical support, and organisation of technical aquaculture workshops.

The Agency and FAO are also working closely to highlight EAD’s efforts in the field of pearl farming as a global example of successful, sustainable aquaculture.

The Environment Agency is also a key partner of FAO thanks to its pioneering work within the fisheries and aquaculture fields, which are key sectors for the UN organisation. By bringing together global and local expertise, the partnership between EAD and FAO will help to support and develop the aquaculture sector in the emirate.

With technical support from FAO, the UAE is investing in modern technologies to develop a sustainable and economically viable aquacultural sector that will preserve the country’s fish stocks and enhance its food security. This also combines the traditional cultural heritage of pearl diving with modern techniques.
Ahmed Al Hashemi, EAD’s Executive Director of Terrestrial and Marine Biodiversity, said, “Pearl diving was once a risky profession that provided seasonal employment and an opportunity for wealth and prosperity. It was never merely a trade or a means of subsistence, but an entirely integrated social system that has nurtured a rich heritage of traditions. At EAD we continuously seek to protect our national heritage while protecting the environment, and the development of sustainable practices within aquaculture is driving our efforts, supported by our fruitful cooperation with FAO.”

Lionel Dabbadie, FAO Senior Aquaculture and Fishery Officer at the FAO Office in Abu Dhabi, said, “The pearl oyster project designed and implemented by EAD does not only provide a source of income for young Emirati entrepreneurs, but it also contributes to conserve biodiversity and protect the ecosystem, in line with the Blue Transformation objectives that FAO promotes. By partnering with EAD, FAO looks forward to developing sustainable aquaculture and contributing to achieving the UAE goal of becoming a world-leading hub in innovation-driven food security by 2051.”

Since its establishment, the project has helped to revive the sector’s heritage and preserve local oysters and pearls through participation in local and international events. Joint projects with educational institutions were also launched, along with a technical component to create jewellery designs using cultured pearls.

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FIDA WC: Abu Dhabi opens biggest fan zone on Yas Island

Featuring football-themed activities for all, non-stop family entertainment, and ample space for up to 2,000 fans a day, visitors will be able to watch their favourite teams live on one of the largest outdoor screens…reports Asian Lite News

The ultimate venue for football fans in Abu Dhabi to catch all the action of the FIFA World Cup 2022 has opened on Sunday, as the Yas Island Fanzone – FIFA World CupTM Viewing Experience kicks off at Yas Links.

The 10,000 sqm dedicated fan space is ready to welcome residents and visitors from around the world to cheer on their teams in four action-packed zones; the main viewing zone, the activation zone, the F&B zone and the VIP lounge zone.

Featuring football-themed activities for all, non-stop family entertainment, and ample space for up to 2,000 fans a day, visitors will be able to watch their favourite teams live on one of the largest outdoor screens in the country in the main viewing zone. Fans will also be able to take part in loads of fun competitions, sample delicious bites from a selection of food trucks and stalls from home-grown popular favourites and enjoy an entertaining line-up of stage shows, DJ sets, and roaming artists.

An intimate VIP Lounge will also offer next-level comforts, with a second screen for games and a shisha lounge with visitors also able to purchase official FIFA-Licensed merchandise including World Cup Trophy replicas and nation-themed footballs.

The fanzone will also feature football games and activities which will encourage the crowd to get involved, with FootPool, Fast Feet and Targeted Kick screens available. The fanzone will also host daily FIFA 23 gaming tournaments.

The Yas Island Fanzone – FIFA World Cup TM Viewing Experience, which has been created in partnership with Miral and AB INBEV, will be open throughout the football tournament, which will run from 20th November to 18th December.

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Abu Dhabi real estate transactions over AED21.04bn in Q3 2022

The DMT’s quarterly showed that the emirate recorded 1,995 real estate sales worth AED 5.39 billion, and 2,446 mortgage transactions worth AED 15.64 billion…reports Asian Lite News

Abu Dhabi’s real estate market witnessed continued growth in the third quarter of 2022, recording a total of 4,441 transactions amounting to over AED 21.04 billion, according to the latest report published by the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT).

The DMT’s quarterly showed that the emirate recorded 1,995 real estate sales worth AED 5.39 billion, and 2,446 mortgage transactions worth AED 15.64 billion.

Yas Island topped the list logging transactions worth AED 1 billion, while Al Saadiyat Island coming in second with transactions worth AED 929 million. With a total of AED 641 million in transactions, Al Shamkha ranked third, followed by Al Reem Island with AED 541 million, and Khalifa City with AED 208 million. Meanwhile, Mohammed bin Zayed City recorded transactions worth AED 182 million.

Dr. Adib Al Afifi, Executive Director of the Real Estate Sector at DMT, said, “The real estate market in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi continues to achieve outstanding results and continuous and sustainable growth. By providing more options for investment in the real estate market and increasing the transparency of this vital sector contributes to the strengthening of Abu Dhabi’s global position as one of the most lucrative destinations for real estate investment.”

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Abu Dhabi, Bangladesh boost economic cooperation

Bangladesh has achieved rapid economic growth in recent years and is enhancing business ecosystem by developing necessary measures to ensure ease of doing business and FDI attraction….reports Asian Lite News

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), and Bangladesh Embassy in Abu Dhabi, have organised the Economic Cooperation Forum to enhance economic cooperation and mutual investment opportunities.

Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of ADDED, encouraged UAE and Bangladeshi investors and entrepreneurs to benefit from investments opportunities and the suitable business environment to thrive and enhance relations.

Al Shorafa said, “Abu Dhabi has established itself as a preferred destination for business and investment by offering a vibrant, globally competitive, and entrepreneurial ecosystem that generates and presents growth opportunities for all. Based on our strong ties and conducive business environment and supportive policies, we believe there are great potentials to further enhance our strategic cooperation in many sectors”.

The forum was attended by Mohammed Abu Zafar, Ambassador of Bangladesh to the UAE, Salman Fazulr Rahman, MP private industry and investment advisor to the prime minster of Bangladesh, Rashed Abdulkarim Al Blooshi, Under-Secretary of ADDED, Sameh Al Qubaisi, Director-General of Economic Affairs at ADDED, and several senior officials from Bangladesh, ADDED, and representatives of the private sector.

Bangladesh has achieved rapid economic growth in recent years and is enhancing business ecosystem by developing necessary measures to ensure ease of doing business and FDI attraction. According to the UN’s annual report, “World Economic Situation and Prospects”, Bangladesh’s economy is predicted to grow 5.8 percent in 2022 and 6 percent in 2023. The country has developed many industries and weathered the impacts of COVID-19 impacts on the global economy to retain its status as the second-largest garments exporter.

Abu Dhabi and Bangladesh bilateral trade and mutual investments are on the rise. With many opportunities to increase cooperation such as agriculture, food security, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and financial services, the Economic Cooperation Forum presents an ideal platform to bring together key stakeholders in both sides.

Salman Fazulr Rahman’s presentation at the forum highlighted the growth of Bangladesh economy and steps taken to improve business and investment environment as well as areas of cooperation with Abu Dhabi.
Representatives of Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), KIZAD, and ADDED’s Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) showcased initiatives and investment opportunities in Abu Dhabi including the recently launched industrial strategy, aiming to cement the Emirate’s position as the region’s most competitive industrial hub and increasing non-oil exports from AED73.5 billion in 2021 to AED178.8bn by 2031.

For his part, Al Blooshi said, “This forum reflects our keen interest to explore new ways to further strengthen bilateral ties between Bangladesh and Abu Dhabi as we believe there are promising opportunities.”

“Abu Dhabi economy has proved its mettle in face of challenges in the global economy. By end of the first half 2022, the Emirate’s non-oil trade during grew 12 percent to AED124 billion, and exports rose 26 percent to AED 49.5 billion. We have launched various initiatives to facilitate trade and ensure ease of doing business by reducing costs and requirements, simplifying procedures, and enabling seamless integration of government services. Our efforts to offer businesses and entrepreneurs a compelling proposition are paying off as number of new business and flow of investments are witnessing a remarkable rise. We urge investors and business leaders from both sides to capitalise on these solid grounds.”

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Abu Dhabi Digital Twin Project launched at GITEX

The project integrates the most advanced technology, such as aerial photography, LiDAR scanning and game engines…reports Asian Lite News

The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) launched the Abu Dhabi Digital Twin project today at GITEX Technology Week 2022.

DMT unveiled details of the project at the Abu Dhabi government pavilion, which is home to 30 government departments showcasing several initiatives and programmes to improve services and life in the emirate.

Through the ‘Abu Dhabi Digital Twin’ project, the department will be able to use 3D augmented reality to facilitate and support decision-making processes, which is a qualitative leap forward in the emirate’s development of a digital and geographic information system.

The project integrates the most advanced technology, such as aerial photography, LiDAR scanning and game engines. It intends to promote the foundations and concept of smart cities and initiate and integrate augmented digital reality and metaverses for the emirate in accordance with the highest international standards.

First of its kind in Abu Dhabi, the project aims to showcase a comprehensive and accurate representation of the emirate, including the exterior shapes of the buildings. In addition to supporting the real estate market and highlighting landmarks across the emirate, the project provides details of interior structure to enable internal navigation of the buildings to support the speed of response in emergencies and support planning and decision-making processes.

Dr. Salem Al Kaabi, Director-General of Operational Affairs at DMT, said, “By creating a complete visualisation of the emirate using 3D modelling, the Abu Dhabi Digital Twin project assists in data analysis, facilitates decision-making, monitors the appearance of the cities in the emirate, and uses virtual reality to highlight the most notable locations for the public.”

The project will introduce a synchronous representation of the emirate, allowing users, such as planners, engineers, specialists, and public and private sectors, to explore the emirate’s development in 3D and evaluate vast amounts of data.

Additionally, the project provides decision-makers, experts, and specialists with accurate data and measurements for planning and operations across all critical sectors. It will offer spatial analysis tools that assist in analyzing the effects of various urban planning scenarios for making the appropriate planning decision in each of these scenarios.

A complete visual representation of building structures and other assets is developed by integrating the project’s outputs with multiple systems. It also ensures the continuity of updating data, including real estate systems regarding lease contracts, rental indicators, sale and purchase indicators, urban spaces and community facilities, building permits, asset management, addressing, and urban planning, commercial licenses, information about services, community facilities, and inspections.

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Abu Dhabi: ‘Big Zero’ installations to collect single-use plastics

The installations will be mobile and will move to different places in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra Region to ensure that the capital is fully covered…reports Asian Lite News

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has introduced a range of ‘Big Zero’ installations throughout Abu Dhabi, which will act as collection points for the public to deposit single-use plastic bottles for recycling.

The installations will be placed in prime locations with high footfall such as malls, parks and events.

The ‘Big Zero’ installations are part of the larger Mission to Zero campaign. The public-facing comprehensive campaign aims to achieve an aspirational zero target for single-use plastic consumption, carbon emissions, waste, and harm to biodiversity in Abu Dhabi.

The installations will be mobile and will move to different places in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra Region to ensure that the capital is fully covered.

ADNEC Group hosted the first three installations of three large ‘Big Zero’ at ADNEC during the Abu Dhabi Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition, which takes place from 26th September to 2nd October, where the Agency will have a dedicated presence to foster awareness around the goals of Mission to Zero.

Ahmed Baharoon, Executive Director of Environment Information, Science Outreach Management Division at EAD, said, “Mission to Zero is a multi-faceted outreach campaign and we want all residents of Abu Dhabi to join us in achieving the zero target of single-use plastic consumption. To support this aim, we are introducing ‘Big Zero’ installations that the public will be able to find in hotspots around Abu Dhabi, where they can deposit single-use plastic bottles for recycling purposes. We have signed an agreement with plastic collection and recycling service provider who will be responsible for the recycling of the bottles.”

He added, “At EAD, we like to think big – hence the name of the installations and we are certain that we will be able to collect a remarkable amount of bottles and avoid the public disposing of them in a way that harms our environment. We encourage Abu Dhabi residents to start collecting their single-use plastic bottles and heading to the nearest ‘Big Zero’ installation.”

Another element of Mission to Zero is the schools’ ‘Pile it Up’ Campaign – a challenge launched in Abu Dhabi schools that encourages them to compete in the collection of the most single-use plastic bottles for recycling. Furthermore, EAD has tasked young people to visit small grocery stores (baqalas) with posters to educate them on the harms of single-use plastic and encourage them to use more eco-friendly alternatives.

Mission to Zero is a component of the Single-Use Plastic Policy launched by EAD in 2020, and the implementation of a ban on single-use plastic bags in Abu Dhabi officially began on June 1st 2022. Major retailers such as Abu Dhabi Co-operative Society and Spar, Carrefour, Lulu Hypermarket, Choithrams, Spinneys and Waitrose are now offering multi-use grocery bags.

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Abu Dhabi T10 franchises assemble explosive squads

Cricket’s most exciting format has added two new franchises with American teams New York Strikers and Morrisville SAMP Army making it an 8-team carnival…reports Asian Lite News

The eight franchises have put their best foot forward, assembling strong and competitive squads, packed with exciting talent from all over the world, ahead of the sixth season of the Abu Dhabi T10 which tees off at the Zayed Cricket Stadium on November 23, with its final being played across UAE’s National Day weekend on December 4. 

Cricket’s most exciting format has added two new franchises with American teams New York Strikers and Morrisville SAMP Army making it an 8-team carnival. 

Defending champions Deccan Gladiators, who have Nicholas Pooran as their Icon player, have signed on some serious talent in Andre Russell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, David Wiese, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Luke Wood, Odean Smith, Josh Little, Will Smeed, Zahir Khan, Curtis Campher, Zahoor Khan, Adeel Malik, Sultan Ahmed, Jason Roy and Taskin Ahmed. 

The Bangla Tigers, with Shakib Al Hasan as their Icon Player, have acquired the services of Evin Lewis, Colin Munro, Hazratullah Zazai, Joe Clarke, Benny Howell, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Amir, Matheesha Pathirana, Nurul Hasan, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Rohan Mustafa, Chirag Suri, Umair Ali, Dan Christian and Jake Ball. 

With Dwayne Bravo as the Icon Player, the Delhi Bulls are leaving no stone unturned in their quest for silverware and have brought on board the likes of Tim David, Rilee Rossouw, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Will Jacks, Dominic Drakes, Najibullah Zadran, Richard Gleeson, Keemo Paul, Mitchell Stanley, Shiraz Ahmed, Karnal Zahid, Ayaan Khan, Imad Wasim and Jordan Cox. 

Dasun Shanaka headlines the Chennai Braves squad, who have added some further muscle by picking Carlos Brathwaite, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Obed McCoy, Maheesh Theekshana, Ollie Stone, Ben Duckett, Sam Cook, Sikandar Raza, Ross Whiteley, Kobe Herft, Kartik Meyyappan, Vriitya Aravind, Sabir Rao, Laurie Evans and James Fuller. 

Two-time champions Northern Warriors have kept hold of Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga and bolstered the squad with the additions of Sherfane Rutherford, Rovman Powell, Adam Lyth, Reece Topley, Kennar Lewis, Wayne Parnell, Adam Hose, Chris Green, Rayad Emrit, Gus Atkinson, Junaid Siddique, Usman Khan, Hamdan Tahir, Dushmantha Chameera and Mohammad Irfan.   

Team Abu Dhabi, who have named Chris Lynn is the Icon Player, have snapped up the services of Fabian Allen, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Naveen Ul Haq, Tymal Mills, Jamie Overton, James Vince, Brandon King, Darwish Rasooli, Alishan Sharafu, Amad Butt, Ali Abid, Ethan D’Souza, Mustafizur Rahman and Peter Hatzoglou.

Meanwhile, newbies New York Strikers have gone in with the experienced Kieron Pollard as their Icon Player. And he will be supported by the likes of Eoin Morgan, Azam Khan, Paul Stirling, Romario Shepherd, Andre Fletcher, Wahab Riaz, Jordan Thompson, Kesrick Williams, Izharulhaq Naveed, Tom Hartley, Muhammad Waseem, Nav Pabreja, Muhammad Farooq, Akeal Hosein and Ravi Rampaul.   

The Lance Klusener coached Morrisville SAMP Army picked David Miller as their Icon Player and have further pencilled in Anrich Nortje, Shimron Hetmyer, Moeen Ali, Dwaine Pretorius, Johnson Charles, Chamika Karunaratne, George Garton, Andries Gous, Abraham Pienaar, Ibrahim Zadran, Ahmed Raza, Kashif Daud, Basil Hameed, Sheldon Cottrell and Karim Janat.

Shaji Ul Mulk, Chairman, T10 Sports Management said, “It’s been very nice to see the growth of the league over the years. I’m delighted about how the Abu Dhabi T10 Players Draft panned out on this busy Monday. The success of any event depends on partnerships and the teams working on the event and the Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports Hub is unbeatable. I am sure that this season will be even more exhilarating than the previous years. The squads are all very competitive and I would like to welcome the cricketers here once more. May the best team win.” 

About Abu Dhabi T10 

Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports Hub is home to the thrilling Abu Dhabi T10 – the world’s only 10-over cricket tournament officially sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and licensed by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB).   It brings together over 120 of world cricket’s biggest names to compete in the game’s fastest format.   With the support of the Abu Dhabi Government, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports Hub and T Ten Sports Management (TSM) have consistently grown the ADT10 and won worldwide acclaim for mounting a successful season in Jan/Feb 2021 despite challenging conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament was safely delivered against a background of strict COVID prevention protocols and gained a global TV audience and praise as a world class event.  The sixth edition of this highly popular cricket spectacular will be held over 12 days from November 23-December 4, 2022. Past Abu Dhabi T10 champions include the Kerala Kings, Maratha Arabians and Northern Warriors who have twice taken the title.

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