Second edition of ILT20 to kick off on January 13 2024

Second edition of ILT20 to kick off on January 13 2024

The second season of the International League T20 (ILT20) will begin on January 13, 2024.

“Following the huge success of the DP World ILT20 2023, work has begun on Season 2 which is set to commence from Saturday, 13 January 2024,” an ILT20 statement read. “Season 2 will be played on the same 34-match format with four playoffs including the final. The tournament schedule will be announced in due course.”

The ILT20 was one of two new men’s franchise leagues added to the calendar this season, along with Cricket South Africa’s SA20. With a crossover of team owners in both leagues – and the IPL – there was plenty of jostling for players and calendar space this year, with the likes of England’s Moeen Ali entering into agreements with both leagues.

Eventually, both leagues were played concurrently almost to the day, with Moeen turning out for Sharjah Warriors at the ILT20 around international duty in South Africa, before heading to Bangladesh for a couple of games in the Bangladesh Premier League in a prime example of the fixtures crunch to kick off 2023. Australia’s Big Bash League too had significant overlap with these leagues, and the Pakistan Super League began soon after.

Whether this will be the case in 2024 as well, or if the leagues will be more spaced out in the calendar, remains to be seen.

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