Dubai Capital announced the signing of Robin Uthappa ahead of their first edition of the ILT20 league, set to commence in January 2023. The 37-year-old is the first Indian player to be part of the tournament in the inaugural season.
🚨𝑨𝑻𝑻𝑬𝑵𝑻𝑰𝑶𝑵 𝑪𝑨𝑷𝑰𝑻𝑨𝑳𝑺 𝑭𝑨𝑴 🚨— Dubai Capitals (@Dubai_Capitals) December 16, 2022
Our very own @robbieuthappa has a very special message for all of you! ❤️💙
Can't wait to see you here, Robbie! 👊#DubaiCapitals #CapitalsUniverse #GMRGroup #GMRSports pic.twitter.com/IoGY66NZgH
Dubai Capitals side is owned by GMR group, which also owns the Delhi Capitals team in the Indian Premier League. The announcement comes after the league made amendments to the rule of allowing a squad size of 25 players, as reported by Cricbuzz.
The earlier rule was to have a total of 18 players, but the teams were permitted to add players if they have sufficient funds in their kitty. Uthappa announced his retirement last year from international cricket, making him eligible to ply his trade in franchise cricket around the globe.
The first edition of the competition will have six teams vying for the coveted trophy in a month-long tournament starting on January 13, with the summit clash set to take place on February 12.