New York Strikers Appoint Yuvraj Singh As Mentor For Upcoming Abu Dhabi T10

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The newly formed New York Strikers have appointed legendary India National Cricket Team all-rounder Yuvraj Singh as their mentor for the upcoming season of the Abu Dhabi T10 League, which kicks off in November.

Yuvraj, who was matched Player of the Tournament in the 2011 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, officially retired from international cricket in June 2019. Following his retirement from international cricket, he took part in several global franchise competitions. He also played in the Abu Dhabi T10 League in 2019 for the Maratha Arabians. Notably, the Maratha Arabians won the tournament in 2019 by beating Deccan Gladiators in the final.

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Meanwhile, the newly formed New York Strikers franchise in the Abu Dhabi T10 was taken over by US-based Skky Strikers. The inclusion of the New York Strikers in the Abu Dhabi T10 League makes it an 8-team tournament, with two teams from the US.

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Shaji-ul-Mulk, Chairman of T10 Sports Management, was delighted to see the addition of the two new teams to the Abu Dhabi T10 League. He said:

“I am delighted to welcome the New York Strikers team from the US aboard our Abu Dhabi T10 family. Our aim was to establish the Abu Dhabi T10 as one of the most notable events on the international cricket calendar and grow our global broadcast viewing figures, which currently stand at 342 million.

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“With the addition of the two new teams from America, we are building on the success of the tournament as cricket’s fastest format evolves rapidly. We look forward to working closely with Sagar Khanna and his team as we enter our 6th season from November 23.”

It is an extremely exciting time for our franchise as the Abu Dhabi T10 is unique and highly competitive – Sagar Khanna

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The New York Strikers franchise is owned by Sagar Khanna, a passionate fan of cricket.

“It is an extremely exciting time for our franchise as the Abu Dhabi T10 is unique and highly competitive, bringing together elite players from around the world. It gives us the perfect opportunity to compete against the elites of cricket and test ourselves.” said Sagar.

The franchise has brought in Kieron Pollard as Icon player and Eoin Morgan as Platinum player. Azam Khan and Paul Stirling have also joined the side as Category A players. Speaking of the signings, Sagar said:

“Kieron Pollard and Eoin Morgan are some of the biggest names in whiteball cricket. Both are extremely dangerous players and we have no doubt that their leadership skills will be extremely essential to our camp in the future. Both Pollard and Morgan create fear in the minds of the opposition team, and we like that thought.”

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