The air in the Gulf is electrifying as cricket fever descends upon the region! With just a fortnight remaining until the DP World International League T20 Season 2 kickstarts on January 19th at the iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium, anticipation is reaching its zenith. The organizers have meticulously woven a tapestry of entertainment and sporting brilliance, ensuring that this cricketing extravaganza transcends the boundaries of a mere tournament and evolves into an unforgettable experience for fans and families alike.

At the heart of this cricketing saga lies an earnest desire to engage and delight the community. The prelude to this season begins with the “Big Balloon – Meet & Greet” event at Al Majaz Park in Sharjah from January 5th to 7th. This event promises a rendezvous with cricketing legends participating in the ILT20, allowing fans an up-close and personal experience with their idols. Adding to the allure, the prestigious DP World ILT20 trophy will be on display, beckoning fans to capture memories with gleeful snapshots.

Moving forward, from January 7th to 14th, the globally acclaimed Global Village transforms into a hub of excitement. Visitors will revel in thrilling games that offer opportunities to secure match tickets and exclusive merchandise. This collaboration aims not only to entertain but also to showcase the tournament to a global audience, leveraging the extensive reach of social media platforms.

Ensuring that the spirit of the DP World ILT20 Season 2 reverberates across the UAE, Virgin Megastore, the ticketing partner, orchestrates activation zones in strategic locations. Iconic malls such as Dubai Mall, Mall of Emirates, Zahia Mall in Sharjah, and Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi will host a series of events. These activations will feature trophy displays, Meet & Greet sessions with superstars, influencer promotions, lucky draws, merchandise giveaways, and more. The ambiance within these malls will pulsate with the fervor of cricket enthusiasts.

Beyond the glitz and glamor, the tournament also endeavors to nurture budding talent through Development Tournaments for Schools. These tournaments, spanning across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, and Sharjah, witness the participation of over 600 players from 30 schools, vying for glory. The final showdown is slated at the ICC Academy Ovals in Dubai, showcasing the potential of young cricketing prodigies.

Come January 19th, the cricketing stage will be adorned with luminaries such as David Warner, Andre Russell, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and more, setting the scene for a spectacular showdown. But it’s not just about the matches; every weekend will transform into a carnival for fans, promising an experience that transcends the ordinary.

As the league progresses, the finale looms large on the horizon. The ‘Ring of Fire’ Dubai International Stadium will host the tournament’s pinnacle on February 17th, marking a fitting end to an exhilarating journey.

The DP World ILT20 Season 2 is not merely a tournament; it’s an immersion into a world where sportsmanship meets entertainment. As the countdown begins, mark your calendars, secure your tickets, and prepare to embark on a journey that promises thrills, entertainment, and a celebration of cricketing excellence!

Season 2 match tickets are available online at as well as at all 14 Virgin Megastore outlets across UAE.