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The Business of… Cricket in the UAE

The Business of… Cricket in the UAE

From the ICC headquarters and global academy to the famous cricketing residents, the UAE is fast becoming a central hub for world cricket. Kipps gives you an insight.

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December 12, 2010 8:21 by



The UAE cricket team is a new kid on the block, relatively. They joined the ICC in 1989, and have established themselves as one of the strongest non-Test playing sides in Asia. Not bad for a team whose first game took place in February 1976. Ironically, that game in Sharjah was abandoned due to rain. It’s probably just as well, since at 88 for 4 after 28 overs (chasing 345 for 5 in 50 overs by Pakistan International Airlines) the UAE was on for a hiding.



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