Assistant Head Coach Paul Franks, all-rounder Samit Patel, wicketkeeper Tom Moores and analyst Kunal Manek will descend on Abu Dhabi for the fifth season of the T10 league.

Patel will play alongside England T20 World Cup stars Moeen Ali and Chris Jordan as part of the Northern Warriors, whilst Tom Moores has been called up to a Deccan Gladiators squad also including Tom Banton and Andre Russell.

The all-rounder joined an exclusive list in short format cricket during the 2021 summer, becoming the sixth player, and first Englishman, to take 250 wickets and score 5,000 runs in the T20 format.  

Franks, meanwhile, will act in a coaching capacity at the powerhitting-packed Team Abu Dhabi, who boast Paul Stirling, Liam Livingstone and Chris Gayle within their ranks.

Club analyst Manek rounds off the Nottinghamshire contingent in the Middle East, joining up with Bangla Tigers, for whom he was present during the pre-tournament draft.

The tournament will be played between 19 November and 4 December with all games taking place at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.


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