Source | Sportstar Oct 24, 2019
Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was, on Thursday, named Maratha Arabians’ icon player for the upcoming T10 League, beginning in Abu Dhabi next month. It will be the southpaw’s second appearance in a franchise-based competition — after Global T20 Canada League — since retiring from international cricket in June.
Sportstar had earlier reported about such a possibility and the batsman confirmed the development. “Playing in the Abu Dhabi T10 is a double joy for me because it will be my world T10 debut and because I always enjoy the warmth and support of the passionate cricket fans there,” said Yuvraj.
“T10 suits my character and style of play. With such short matches, every ball, every over is important and you’re facing world-class competition every night so you’ve got to be ultra-focussed. I hope Maratha Arabians fans and Indian cricket fans have already got their tickets because we’re going to put on a show.”
“We felt confident after the draft that we had a powerful line-up that would challenge for the title. But now adding Yuvraj to a team with Lynn, Bravo, Zadran and Malinga really puts Maratha Arabians on another level in terms of competitiveness and fan appeal,” Maratha Arabians co-owner, Parvez Khan, said.