UAE June 13, 2007

Twenty20 tournament to be held in Fujairah

The Gulf News reports that a ten-team tournament will be held in Fujairah between June 21 and August 2.

The Gulf News reports that a ten-team tournament will be held in Fujairah between June 21 and August 2.

Called the Crown Prince Cup, the event will feature four teams from Fujairah and six from other emirates. Matches will be played under Twenty20 rules.

"More and more UAE nationals are having a growing interest in cricket, so I can promise you that in the future there will be a UAE cricket team with 100% Emirati representation, “Sultan Saif Al Samahi, cChairman of Fannan Sports and Cultural Club, said. “Of course, youth form Fujairah will get their chance in that dream".

"This is a chance to mingle with different communities such as the Indian, Pakistanis, Sri Lankan and Bangladeshis, who have a great passion for the game,” Ahmad Ebrahim Saif, chief coordinator for the tournament, said. "We are sure that, during and after the tournament, there will be more UAE nationals who will find this game very interesting."

Matches will take place at the Municipality Cricket Ground and at the cricket ground of the Fujairah Indian School.

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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  • shaheer Khan on August 6, 2007, 7:10 GMT

    good. the UAE people are very faithful of cricket

  • barun on June 22, 2007, 8:39 GMT

    good this type of more encouraging event are required to get more people involved in this game. so that world cup would a 30 team event not just 16 team event with six teams at such below par

  • shaheer Khan on August 6, 2007, 7:10 GMT

    good. the UAE people are very faithful of cricket

  • barun on June 22, 2007, 8:39 GMT

    good this type of more encouraging event are required to get more people involved in this game. so that world cup would a 30 team event not just 16 team event with six teams at such below par

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  • barun on June 22, 2007, 8:39 GMT

    good this type of more encouraging event are required to get more people involved in this game. so that world cup would a 30 team event not just 16 team event with six teams at such below par

  • shaheer Khan on August 6, 2007, 7:10 GMT

    good. the UAE people are very faithful of cricket