Hetmyer signs with Gulf Giants for UAE T20 League


Gulf Giants, the team owned by Adani Sportsline in UAE’s International League T20 (ILT20), confirmed on Wednesday that they have signed up West Indian batter Shimron Hetmyer in their list of 14 overseas players for the inaugural season in January 2023.

It was reported earlier that Chris Lynn was the only Australian named for the ILT20 but Cricket Australia had said it had not received a No Objection Certificate request from him to play in UAE’s league. Lynn, who has scored 6656 runs in 241 T20s at a strike rate of 143.38, does not have a BBL deal after he was let go by Brisbane Heat.

Former Zimbabwe captain and World Cup-winning coach Andy Flower has been appointed head coach of the Giants. The team has also signed up Chris Jordan, David Wiese, Ollie Pope, Qais Ahmed.

Giants are the third team in the ILT20 to name their roster of overseas players after the Mumbai Indian Emirates and Abu Dhabi Knight Riders. (ESPNcricinfo)

Gulf Giants squad so far: Shimron Hetmyer (West Indies), Chris Jordan (West Indies), Chris Lynn (Australia), Tom Banton (England), Dominic Drakes (West Indies), David Weise (Namibia), Jamie Overton (England), Richard Gleeson (England), Rehan Ahmed (England), Wayne Madsen (Italy), Liam Dawson (England), Ollie Pope (England), James Vince (England), Qais Ahmed (Afghanistan)

Head coach: Andy Flower

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