Abu Dhabi: Mammootty, the globally acclaimed Indian megastar, has been announced as the latest big name to light up Zayed Cricket Stadium at the opening ceremony concert of the Abu Dhabi T10.
Mammootty has appeared in over 400 films and in a career spanning over four decades, will touch down in the UAE capital as part of a star-studded line-up of artists who will launch the inaugural Abu Dhabi T10 with a concert on Thursday, November 14.
Mammootty joins an impressive all-star cast of celebrities featuring legendary Pakistani musician Atif Aslam, Bollywood star Nora Fatehi, South Indian model and actress Parvati Nair and Bangladeshi film favorite Shakib Khan.
“Cricket has always been a big part of my life, and I am incredibly thrilled to be part of this unique event in Abu Dhabi,” said Mammootty.
“I’m always energized and excited by the opportunity to reach fans across different parts of the world. It’s going to be a spectacular show, one that I know fans will love and won’t forget in a hurry.”
The opening concert will last two hours, with music, dance and star-filled line-ups celebrating the Abu Dhabi T10’s arrival in the capital. Audiences can avoid disappointment by purchasing tickets now, with special ‘meet and greet’ hospitality released together with fan-pit seating, enabling fans to get up close and personal with the megastar.
Matt Boucher, CEO of Abu Dhabi Cricket, commented: “Our target for the inaugural Opening Ceremony Concert was to deliver to the fans an all-cast line up of stars from South Asia. Mammootty’s presence confirms the opening Abu Dhabi T10 concert as one of the largest South Asian extravaganzas in the UAE this year. Mammootty is an actor with gravitas, style and a huge fan following who’ll relish the chance to see him live at Zayed Cricket Stadium. We cannot wait to welcome fans and Mammootty to an incredible 10 days of T10 cricket in Abu Dhabi.”
Following the opening concert, the first day of action will see Yuvraj Singh’s Maratha Arabians taking on the defending champions Northern Warriors and newcomer Team Abu Dhabi facing off against Shahid Afridi’s Qalandars.
About Abu Dhabi T10
Abu Dhabi T10 is a professional ten-over format cricket league launched by T10 Sports Management and licensed by the Emirates Cricket Board and approved by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the governing body of international cricket. It is the first-ever internationally approved ten-over format league.
Matches have a 10-over-a-side format and a duration of 45 minutes a side, totaling 90 minutes of play. The tournament is played over ten days, with a round-robin followed by semi-finals and the final. In August 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) officially sanctioned the league.