Where to watch the FairBreak Invitational T20 tournament live? Fixtures, Match start times, squads and star players involved in the Dubai tournament
FairBreak Invitational T20 features prominent women's T20 stars from as many as 36 countries.
The world of cricket is about to witness the first-of-its-kind privately funded FairBreak Invitational T20 tournament which can be followed live. Sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the competition is organised by private investors FairBreak and is being held in conjunction with Cricket Hong Kong.
The tournament will be played in people's favourite T20 format and will be contested by six teams, featuring the world's prominent women cricketers. The inaugural edition of the event is a brainchild of Fairbreak, which is a gender-equality operational firm, with the intention to further raise the profile of the women's game.
The tournament design sees six teams - Warriors, Barmy Army, Tornadoes, Spirit, Falcons and South Coast Sapphires - take on each other in a single round-robin league stage, before the top 4 makes the cut for the semifinals. Apart from the final, there will also a third-fourth playoff held in the next round.
A total of 19 games will be played from May 4 to May 15 in a short and sharp window for the competition, much in line with the widely popular T20 format that has allowed the women's game to catch the imagination of fans and take a stronger footing in the market. Initially due to be played in Hong Kong, the competition will be held in Dubai now.
FairBreak Invitational T20 - Fixtures, dates and match timings
May 4 [Wed] 9.30 PM Falcons vs Warriors
May 5 [Thu] 5:30 PM Tornadoes vs Sapphires
9:30 PM Barmy Army vs Spirit
May 6 [Fri] 5:30 PM Barmy Army v Falcons
9:30 PM Tornadoes vs Warriors
May 7 [Sat] 5:30 PM Falcons vs Spirit
9:30 PM Warriors vs Sapphires
MAY 8 [Sun] 5:30 PM Spirit vs Sapphires
9:30 PM Tornadoes vs Barmy Army
May 10 [Tue] 5:30 PM Warriors vs Spirit
9:30 PM Barmy Army vs Sapphires
May 11 [ Wed] 5:30 PM Sapphires vs Falcons
9:30 PM Tornadoes vs Spirit
May 12 [Thu] 5:30 PM Falcons vs Tornadoes
9:30 PM Barmy Army vs Warriors
May 14 [Sat] 5:30 PM Semifinal 1
9:30 PM Semifinal 2
May 15 [Sun] 5:30 PM Third place playoff
9:30 PM FINAL
FairBreak Invitational T20 - Playing squads
Prominent women's T20 stars from 36 countries, including those from associate countries, will take part in the FairBreak Invitational T20. 40 cricketers from the major full-members and 50 from the leading associates will rub shoulders with each other. Notable, no Indian player will be taking part in the competition due to a contentious lack of NOC provided by the BCCI as the FairBreak Invitational T20 coincides with India's own senior domestic T20 competition.
No drafts or auctions were held ahead of the event. The squads were finalised by the organisers.
Tornadoes: Stafanie Taylor (captain), Sophie Devine, Sterre Kalis, Andrea-Mae Zepeda, Katy Martin, Chanida Sutthiruang, Marry-Anne Musonda, Sune Luus, Sita Rana Magar, Aliya Riaz, Divya Saxena, Winifred Duraisingam, Ntasha Miles, Maryam Bibi, Diana Baig
Warriors: Sindhu Sriharsha (captain), Hayley Matthews, Georgia Redmayne, Mignon du Preez, Kathryn Bryce, Shamilia Connell, Esha Oza, Mariana Martinez, Celeste Raack, Udeshika Prabodhani, Yasmeen Khan, Shameelah Mosweu, Shanzeen Shahzad, Bella Poon, Jennifer Alumbro
South Coast Sapphires: Sana Mir (captain), Shabnim Ismail, Maryam Omar, Jade Allen, Grace Harris, Emma Lai, Elyse Villani, Shebani Bhaskar, Natasha Farrant, Kim Garth, Kary Chan, Geetika Kodali, Babette de Leede, Gaby Lewis, Christine Lovino
Falcons: Suzie Bates (captain), Danni Wyatt, Britney Cooper, Marizanne Kapp, Mariko Hil, Theetha Satish, Sornnarin Tipooch, Kaia Arua, Nannapat Koncharoenkai, Chritina Gough, Gunjan Shukla, Marina Lamplough, Chamari Athapaththu, Anju Gurung, Jahanara Alam
Spirit: Bismah Maroof (captain), Chaya Mughal, Natthakan Chantam, Anuradha Doddaballapur, Fatuma Kibasu, Shizuka Miyaji, Sophie Ecclestone, Diviya GK, Betty Chan, Sophia Dunkley, Nicola Carey, Sarah Bryce, Nattaya Boochatham, Ayabonga Khaka, Yasmin Daswani
Barmy Army: Heather Knight (captain), Selina Solman, Laura Wolvaardt, Tara Norris, Deandra Dottin, Henriette Ishimwe, Kavisha Kumari, Shemaine Campbell, Iqra Sahar, Fatima Sana, Rumana Ahmed, Laura Cardoso, Roberta Moretti Avery, Rubina Chhetri, Ruchitha Venkatesh
FairBreak Invitational T20 Live Streaming details
The tournament will be live streamed on digital app Fancode in India. Viewers outside India can enjoy the live television broadcast on Eurosport.