Cricket will go football-style at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium from tomorrow (December 14) as some of the top stars will battle it out in the T10 Cricket League (TCL).
Virender Sehwag is the lone Indian in the newest tournament in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
"6 teams. 10 overs. 90 minutes. The teams are arriving in style, filled with the greatest cricketers, all set to change the dimension of the game. Watch the #DesertStorm, from December 14th-17th at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium," the official Twitter page of TCL said.
It will be football-style because the matches will last for 90 minutes, same as football games.
Maratha Arabians, Punjabi Legends, Bengal Tigers, Kerala Kings, Pakhtoon and Team Sri Lanka Cricket are the sides which will be seen in action from Thursday. The tournament ends on Sunday (December 17).
Sehwag, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Eoin Morgan and Sarfraz Ahmed are the "Icons" in the tournament.
Here are the full squads and fixtures of TCL
Virender Sehwag (Icon), Shaiman Anwar, Alex Hales, Lendl Simmons, Rilee Rossouw, Ross Whiteley, Kamran Akmal (wicketkeeper), Dwayne Bravo, Zahoor Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Sami, Hardus Viljoen, Wayne Parnell, Imad Wasim, Reolof van der Merwe.
Shoaib Malik (Icon), Umar Akmal, Misbah-ul-Haq, Carlos Brathwaite, Fahim Ashraf, Abdul Razzaq, Ghulam Shabbir (wicketkeeper), Luke Ronchi (wicketkeeper), Shareef Asadullah, Hassan Ali, Chris Jordan, Rangana Herath, Dawlat Zadran, Adil Rashid, Usama Mir.
Sarfraz Ahmed (Icon), Rameez Shahzad, Darren Sammy, Darren Bravo, Mohammad Nawaz, Rovman Powell, Sunil Narine, Ryan McLaren, Mohammed Naveed, Mustafizur Rahman, Rumman Raees, Hassan Khan, Anwar Ali, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher.
Eoin Morgan (Icon), Ryan ten Doeschate, Babar Hayat, Rohan Mustafa, Kieron Pollard, Shakib al Hasan, Paul Stirling, Imran Haider, Sohail Tanvir, Liam Plunkett, Wahab Riaz, Samuel Badree, Rayad Emrit, Chadwick Walton, Nicholas Pooran.
Shahid Afridi (Icon), Fakhar Zaman, Tamim Iqbal, Dwayne Smith, Ahmad Shahzad, Najibullah Zadran, Amjad Javed, Mohammad Nabi, Liam Dawson, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Khan, Umar Gul, Shaheen Afridi, Saqlain Haider.
Team Sri Lanka Cricket
Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Thisara Perera, Nipun Karunanayake, Angelo Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Alankara Asanka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dilshan Munaweera, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Angelo Jayasinghe, Wanidu Hasaranga, Kasun Madushanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Viswa Fernando, Sachithra Senanayake, Jeffrey Vandersay.
December 14 (Thursday) - All times local (GMT+4)
6 PM (7.30 PM IST) - Opening Ceremony
8 PM - Bengal Tigers Vs Kerala Kings
10 PM - Maratha Arabians Vs Pakhtoon
December 15 (Friday)
4 PM (5.30 PM IST) - Bengal Tigers Vs Punjabi Legends
6 PM - Maratha Arabians Vs Team Sri Lanka Cricket
8 PM - Punjab Legends Vs Kerala Kings
10 PM - Pakhtoon Vs Team Sri Lanka Cricket
December 16 (Saturday)
4 PM (5.30 PM IST) - Group A1 Vs Group B3
6 PM - Group A3 Vs Group B1
8 PM - Group A2 Vs Group B2
10 PM - Bottom 2 Teams of both groups combined will play for 5th and 6th places
December 17 (Sunday)
5.30 PM (7 PM IST) - Semi-final 1 – Team 1 overall Vs Team 4 overall
7.30 PM - Semi-final 2 - Team 2 overall Vs Team 3 overall
9.30 PM - FINAL
11.30 PM - Closing Ceremony
TV channel information
All matches Live on Sony ESPN in India
Ten Sports will show matches Live in Pakistan
For Bangladesh - Channel 9
USA and UK - ARY digital network
OSN - Middle East and North Africa