Former Cumberland pace bowler Richard Gleeson is due to play for Team Abu Dhabi in the Abu Dhabi T10 League.

The competition, which will be held from this Thursday until November 24, is the world’s first ICC-sanctioned tournament of T10 cricket.

Each side has only 10 overs to pile on the runs, meaning matches are completed inside 90 minutes and three games can take place back-to-back each day.

After the first two editions took place in Sharjah, this year, the tournament moves to the Zayed Cricket Stadium in the capital city of Abu Dhabi.

Lancashire player Gleeson said on Twitter: “Looking forward to the @T10League with @teamabudhabiT10 @TeamADCricket.”

Gleeson, 31, will play for Team Abu Dhabi in a side captained by England all-rounder Moeen Ali.

Gleeson’s Lancashire team-mate, Alex Davies, will also represent the same team, as will fellow Englishmen Lewis Gregory, Harry Gurney and Luke Wright.

New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson, Sri Lankan Niroshan Dickwella, Nepal’s Paras Khadka and Australian Ben Laughlin will be among the overseas players representing Team Abu Dhabi.

Elsewhere, former Carlisle Cricket Club sub-professional George Munsey will feature in the Abu Dhabi T10 League, too. The 26-year-old will be playing for Northern Warriors alongside Darren Sammy, Andre Russell and Nuwan Pradeep.

Blackpool-born Gleeson was picked up by Northants after impressing for Cumberland, then joined Lancashire on a three-year contract in September last year.