ILT20 backed by FairPlay News, makes its debut in the UAE

The DP World International League T20 was inaugurated at the Dubai International Stadium on Friday 13 January (2023) in the presence of a large, enthusiastic crowd cheering on their respective teams. The opening match was played between Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, co-owned by Shah Rukh Khan and Dubai Capitals, GMR group, with Dubai Capitals taking the first win. Sponsored by DP World, the DP World ILT20 league comprises six teams playing a total of 34 matches across the UAE – Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. The league is also associated with renowned media partners, broadcasting and reporting real time updates from the matches, including ZEE as Global Broadcast Partner, Khaleej Times, Media Partner and FairPlay News.FairPlay News is one of the biggest and leading sports news networks on the internet. Offering real time match updates, scoreboards, general info and exclusive player bytes, FairPlay News caters to all that a sports enthusiast seeks. It has backed numerous promising teams and leagues including the Sri Lanka Women’s team and the men’s team when they won the Asia Cup in 2022. The FairPlay Group since its establishment has steadily risen in popularity and become a household name in the sports fraternity.“We are strong believers in the spirit of sports and aim to push boundaries and unite the sports fraternity. We’re elated to be a part of the DP World ILT20 and would like to thank the league for bringing us onboard the next big thing in the cricket world.” A FairPlay News representative said. FairPlay News awards one player every match the title of the ‘Biggest Hit Of The Match’ along with a cash prize.The DP World ILT20 is currently being played across the United Arab Emirates until the final on Sunday 12 February, 2023. The teams playing for the title are: Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (Knight Riders Group), Desert Vipers (Lancer Capital), Dubai Capitals (GMR group), Gulf Giants (Adani Sportsline), MI Emirates (Reliance Industries) and the Sharjah Warriors (Capri Global). Find the latest DP World ILT20 news, updates and interactive chats on the FairPlay News network via @fairplay_news on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.--

FairPlay News-backed Sri Lanka takes home the Asia Cup

The Asia Cup cricket tournament of 2022 concluded last night with the Sri Lankan team taking home the cup in a sweeping victory after defeating Pakistan in the finals. Having defeated Pakistan by a margin of 23 runs, Sri Lanka won the cup for the sixth time in the history of the Asia Cup; their first however since 2014. Having had to bat first, Sri Lanka seemed to be in a rather turbulent situation after losing five wickets for just 58 runs. Rajapaksa and Hasaranga stepped in just in time and joined forces for a solid recovery with Rajapaksa completing his half century and giving his team a fighting chance for the title. The two teams that bit the dust at the very beginning of the tournament with contrasting defeats battled it out at the finals, giving the spectators their money’s worth. The team was exclusively sponsored by FairPlay News- one of the biggest sports news portals that has been associated with numerous promising teams and leagues with the Sri Lanka Womens’ team being the latest inclusion. The FairPlay Group since its establishment has steadily risen in popularity and become a household name in the sports fraternity.  “At FairPlay, we celebrate the spirit of sports. Nothing brings people together like an exciting match. It is the essence and sheer grit of a team that we associate ourselves with and the D. Shanaka led Sri Lanka team’s victory is very much our own”said the director of FairPlay News. “We had complete faith in their potential and today, they’ve proved their mettle to the world with this victory, we couldn’t be more proud” he added. “It feels great, no doubt. The entire team gave it their best and we made it! We’re especially thankful to FairPlay News for being the exclusive national team sponsor, for believing in us and our team’s potential.”SL team captain DasunShanaka said. The underdogs of the season have emerged victorious and established themselves as a strong team to watch out for. It will be interesting to see what they have in store for the upcoming leagues and whether they can maintain their winning streak for long after. Safe to say that with hard work, sheer determination and a strong backing, Sri Lanka has shone through this Asia Cup.