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Cricket in the UAE

International cricket is set to make its debut in the new cricket stadium in Dubai later this month. The authorities are hoping to turn the emirate into an "ideal" cricket destination.

April 13, 2009 5:05 by

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The Pakistani and Australian teams will start the tournament at 3pm on April 22 in the match that will also officially inaugurate the Dubai Sports City cricket stadium.

The second game will be played on April 24 and this will be followed by three matches in Abu Dhabi on April 27, 29 and May 3. The grand finale of the series will be a Twenty20 match on May 7 at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium.

According to reports, Pakistan and Australia are bringing some of their new cricketing talent for the game, which will also include players such as Andrew Symonds, Brett Lee and Shoaib Akhtar.

Ticket prices for the games range from AED50 to AED950 for the most exclusive seats.


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