Dubai Capitals have signed former England captain Joe Root for the inaugural edition of the UAE’s T20 tournament, International League T20 (ILT20 2023).
Root has not played a single T20I since 2019. Joe Root has been signing up for T20 assignments around the world ever since he was relieved from his captaincy duties for England.
The English batter last played in a foreign T20 league in 2018-19 while representing Sydney Thunder in Australia’s Big Bash League. It will be his second stint in the foreign T20 league.
Root has also registered for the upcoming IPL mini-auction 2023 and will go under the hammer at a base price of Rs 1 crore. IPL 2023 auction is scheduled to take place on December 23 in Kochi.
Joe Root will be joining former India cricketers like Robin Uthappa and Yusuf Pathan and other international stars like Dushmantha Chameera, Hazratullah Zazai, Dasun Shanaka, and Dan Lawrence to name a few.
ILT20 2023 is all set to commence on January 13, 2023 with the final of the tournament scheduled to be played on February 12, 2023.
A total of six teams will participate in the inaugural edition of the tournament, which will be a 34-match event. Each team will be playing the others twice in the league, followed by four playoff matches.