YORKSHIRE are prone to come up in opposition to West Indies celebrity Chris Gayle in a six-team put up season Twenty20 match in Abu Dhabi this October.
The inaugural Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy sees the Vikings line up alongside Hobart Hurricanes, the Titans, Lahore Qalandars and Increase Defenders from Afghanistan.
The latter have signed up Gayle and Tymal Mills for an occasion by which Yorkshire chief government Mark Arthur says the prize cash is “very meaningful”. A sixth crew is but to be introduced.
The competitors shall be performed throughout three days between October Four-6 on the Sheikh Zayed Worldwide Stadium and is because of be broadcast again to the UK.
It’s being run in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Cricket and Sporta Group, the administration firm who commonly facilitate Yorkshire’s pre-season excursions.
Arthur mentioned: “The prize cash may be very significant.
“It’s successfully winner takes all and can be the icing on the cake.
“Some of the younger players, in particular, will learn from the experience, and it helps the process that we’re undergoing to maintain our competitiveness in all three formats in 2018.”
Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon added: “It’s super that we’ve been requested to participate on this.
“With all 18 first-class counties accessible, for us to be requested is a feather in our cap.
“It offers us the chance to pit our wits once more a number of the greatest gamers on the earth. It’s just like the Champions League again in 2012, so we’re all actually trying ahead to it.
“The best way cricket goes, for us to be concerned in tournaments akin to this, with our future in thoughts, may be very promising.
“It will be a short trip, and we’ll have three days over there to prepare. It will be very interesting.”