DUBAI: New Zealand's experienced pacer Trent Boult has been signed by IPL-based franchise Mumbai Indians' team the MI Emirates for the upcoming UAE International League T20 (ILT20).
Boult made headlines after he withdrew from New Zealand Cricket (NZC)'s central contracts citing family reasons. NZC released Boult from the contracts while confirming that the cricketer will be utilised partially.
Now after two days of that decision, Boult has been included in the MI Emirates for cash-rich India-backed UAE ILT20 as per Cricbuzz. The MI Emirates, owned by India's multi-billionaire businessman Mukesh Ambani, have signed 14 players so far for the inaugural edition of the league.
The list of 14 signings includes Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), Nicholas Pooran (West Indies), Boult (New Zealand), Andre Fletcher (West Indies), Imran Tahir (South Africa), Samit Patel (England), Will Smeed (England), Jordan Thompson (England), Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan), Zahir Khan (Afghanistan), Fazalhaq Farooqui (Afghanistan), Bradley Wheal (Scotland) and Bas De Leede (Netherlands).
On the other hand, the world's prominent cricketers will feature in UAE ILT20 which offers a whopping $450,000. The UAE league is going to be the second biggest money-swinging league after IPL.