Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, Taiwan is one of the few country where sport in the stadiums still continue. After being in news for their basketball (Super Basketball League) and baseball (Chinese Professional Baseball League) leagues, Taiwan is ready to go LIVE with the league in the sport of cricket from today. The Taipei T10 Cricket League starts from today with eight teams, who will fight it out for the ultimate glory until May 17 when the final of the tournament is scheduled to be played.
Hsinchu Titans, Taiwan Daredevils, TCA Indians, Chiayi Swingers, PCCT United, ICCT Smashers, Taiwan Dragons and FCC Foromsans are the eight teams participating in the league. All the matches will played on the weekends which will allow the cricket fans to enjoy all the action and not miss any of the games.
What is the format?
These teams are divided into groups with the Daredevils, Titans, Dragons and Indians part of the Group 1 and the rest of the sides comprising of Group 2. A very unique format has been adopted by the organisers to find out the top four teams. In the league stage, all the teams will play three matches each and will be ranked from 1 to 8 based on their performances.
The table toppers from both the groups will face-off in a semi-qualifier before which the other lower ranked six teams will be divided into further two groups namely Qualifier Pool 1 and Qualifier Pool 2. From these two groups, two teams will qualify for the semis. The bottom four teams will fight for the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th place respectively. The semi-finals and the final will be played on May 17.
Here’s all you need to know about the Taipei T10 League:
Group 1: Hsinchu Titans, Taiwan Daredevils, TCA Indians, Taiwan Dragons
Group 2: Chiayi Swingers, PCCT United, ICCT Smashers, FCC Foromsans
|Saturday||Apr-25||Hsinchu Titans v Taiwan Daredevils||9:00 AM|
|Hsinchu Titans v TCA Indians||11:00 AM|
|FCC Formosans v Chiayi Swingers||1:00 PM|
|Sunday||Apr-26||Taiwan Daredevils v TCA Indians||9:00 AM|
|PCCT United v ICCT Smashers||11:00 AM|
|TCA Indians v Taiwan Dragons||1:00 PM|
|Saturday||May-02||Hsinchu Titans v Taiwan Dragons||9:00 AM|
|Taiwan Daredevils v Taiwan Dragons||11:00 AM|
|PCCT United v FCC Formosans||1:00 PM|
|Saturday||May-03||ICCT Smashers v FCC Formosans||9:00 AM|
|ICCT Smashers vs Chiayi Swingers||11:00 AM|
|PCCT United v Chiayi Swingers||1:00 PM|
Chiayi Swingers: Abhijeet Utekar, Deepak Mishra, Devesh Barshilia, Jeevan Galdar, Manoj Thorat, Nitish Nair, Prashant Lokhande, Pruthvi More, Rajsingh Chandan, Saurabh Hajari (C), Shriyansh Shankar, Shubham Pawar, Sidhesh Pilankar, Sourabh Patil, Swaraj Shevagan, Vishwajit Tawar, Yogesh Rajput.
FCC Formosans: Ajinkya Sharma, Amirullah Mansoori, Ankit Kumar, Anthony Liu, Arun Parappagoudar (C), Aryadeep Mrinal, Ashishkumar Singh, Craig Mitchell, Mohammed Sadique Anwar, Nitish Gupta, Omesh Bhat, Pintu Kumar, Pranay Dheer Rachakatla, Rahul Aditya, Raj Naik, Ram Shivajirao Bankar, Tom Ashton.
Hsinchu Titans: Ashish Kumar Pandey, Eknath Sarkar, Jami Hema Ganesh, Joyal Francis, Karuna Nidhi, Manikandan, Nitesh Gupta, Pramod Kumar Mandal, Rachit Agarwal, Raguram (C), Thomas Rayen, Venkatesh Goudar, Venky Rebel, Vikay Ganisetty, Vijay Kumar, Vinay MS.
ICCT Smashers: Arya Shah, Dev Shah, Devang Shah, Dirvesh Jain, Manan Shah, Manoj Ladha, Mohit Gaur, Priyesh Shah, Neel Bhimani, Nirav Shah (C), Rajesh Mehta, Sachin Bhimani, Sandeep Patel, Sandeep Roonwal, Sanjay Patel, Sanjay Zaveri, Shrey Doshi, Sonik Shah, Ujjaval Vekariya, Vinit Chattrani.
PCCT United: Amin Uddin, Ansar Ali, Asif Tanoli, Danish Mehmood, Joseph Praveen, Khalid Siddiqui, Khurame, Meer Shuib Farooque, Mohsin Khan, Mr Hatmi, Muhammad Amjad Zafar, Muhammad Mujahid (C), Muhammad Mushtaq, Ninad Malwade, Prakash Malliah, Qazi Mazhar-ul-Haq, Raja Akhtar, Saif Sindhu, Shaban Mujahid, Shahzad Khan Muhammandzai, Shiv Rawat, Usman Javed.
Taiwan Daredevils: Alan Slade, Ben Hall, Charl Toua, Charles Hayward, Christiaan du Toit, Duane Christie, George Klopper (C), Hein Nothnagel, Herman Snyman, Hugh Schalkwyk, Jeff Black, Johan Koekemoer, Louis van Niekirk, Rob Schulenburg, Tertius de Jager, Thomas Nel.
Taiwan Dragons: Adam Hopkins, Arul Arjun, Ashutosh Tiwari, Asif Hameed, Athula Senadeera, Atif Khan, Bivan Singh, Chetan Pundora, Jack Snart, Josula Rishi, Marlan Samarasinghe (C), Mohammad Rajiuddin, Rahul Nautiyal, Rajat Kumar Singh, Romil Kothari, Sachin Padghan, Santosh Yadav, Trideep Kumar.
TCA Indians: Ajay Gupta, Amit Kumar Bedaka, Girish Hiranandani, Jaysiva Ganesamurthi, Kishore Krish, Krish Veera, Krishnendu Chatterjee, Manoj Kriplani (C), Murugan Subramani, Neeraj Singh Patel, Partheeban Chinnamuthu, Praveen Kumar Chittem, Sudip Kumar Sinha, Vivek Hegde, Vivek Kumar Mahato.