The much-anticipated Season 3 of DP World International League T20 is set to kick off early in 2025 from January 11. Spanning over a month, the 34-match tournament will conclude with the final to be played on Sunday, 9 February 2025.

Cricket fans and sports enthusiasts in India and around the world can exclusively watch the LIVE action exclusively on ZEE’s linear TV channels, OTT platform ZEE5 and on its syndicate partners’ TV and digital networks across the world.

The tournament’s 6 franchise teams include Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (Kolkata Knight Riders), Desert Vipers (Lancer Capital), Dubai Capitals (GMR), Gulf Giants (Adani Sportsline), MI Emirates (Reliance Industries), and Sharjah Warriors (Capri Global). Some of the cricket stars played in Season 2, including David Warner, Nicholas Pooran, Matheesha Pathirana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sam Billings, David Willey, Sunil Narine, Tim David, Andre Russell, Alex Hales, Rovman Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, James Vince, Ambati Rayudu, Corey Anderson, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Trent Boult, Chris Woakes and Martin Guptill.

The tournament will be held at three key UAE cricket venues – Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.

Fans can watch this action-packed event on Zee’s distributed and viewed linear TV channels and on ZEE5. The latter will offer Live free-to-view streaming of the 34 cricket matches, aiming to bolster cricket viewership in the Indian subcontinent and beyond, representing a commitment to making cricket more accessible to a wider audience. The event will be broadcasted in Hindi and English commentary

Ashish Sehgal, chief growth officer – Ad Sales, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises, said “Zee is delighted to present DP World ILT20 3rd season and promises an electrifying experience to cricket fans in India and around the world. With the world’s finest players, iconic stadiums, and infrastructure and six leading sporting franchises, our goal is to build upon the previous year’s success, further solidifying the league’s stature as one of the most-widely followed cricket events in the world. In our pursuit to grow the market, we are continuously exploring innovative ways to enhance the fan experience, making it more interactive, immersive, and engaging. We are collaborating with cutting-edge technologies and creating new avenues for cricket enthusiasts to connect with the sport. As we embark on this exciting new season, our goal is to ensure that this truly-global league becomes more accessible to viewers worldwide.”

CEO DP World ILT20 David White added, “We are delighted to confirm the window for DP World International League T20 Season 3. The window has been finalised after discussions with our stakeholders. We have begun our preparations for Season 3 with an aim of making the league even bigger and better; Season 2 was a massive success in terms of all relevant metrics’ and helped further strengthen the league’s reputation, making it one of the most sought after T20 leagues for players, fans and broadcasters from around the world. Having considered all aspects, the January-February window for Season 3 has turned out to be the most suitable.”

Season 2 of DP World International League T20 (ILT20) was the second most-watched T20 cricket league globally, with a total of 348 million viewers from around the world. The extensive marketing and viewership offered for the third season aims to boost the league’s reach still further and ensure viewership.