Dubai June 8, 2007

Dubai super stadium to open in January

The Gulf News reports that the Dubai Sports City cricket stadium will open in January 2008 and the first international match could be as soon as March next year.

The Gulf News reports that the Dubai Sports City cricket stadium will open in January 2008 and the first international match could be as soon as March next year.

The 25,000-seater ground, which will be totally covered, features a roof that is able to withstand all weather patterns and even absorb dust storms and moisture and provide a cool atmosphere. The pitch will be suited to one-day cricket and soil and grass from different parts of the world are being experimented with. Click here for the full story

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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  • Nafi Karim on June 9, 2007, 1:11 GMT

    No surprise there, they always have great facilities there in UAE, and the fact that immigration have made cricket into their most popular sport doesn't hurt.

  • Nafi Karim on June 9, 2007, 1:11 GMT

    No surprise there, they always have great facilities there in UAE, and the fact that immigration have made cricket into their most popular sport doesn't hurt.

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  • Nafi Karim on June 9, 2007, 1:11 GMT

    No surprise there, they always have great facilities there in UAE, and the fact that immigration have made cricket into their most popular sport doesn't hurt.