Keeping Dubai cricket alive
Tariq Butt is almost single handedly keeping cricket in Dubai alive, according to an interesting report in Gulfnews.
Tariq Butt, one of the UAE's leading umpires, is a passionate organiser of tournaments. Since 1989 Butt has staged tournaments in different parts of Dubai and is keen to see that cricket continues to thrive in Dubai.
"For the last 18 years I have organised cricket festivals to mark the Indian and Pakistan Independence Day. I made sure that absence of grounds does not put to an end to this tradition," said Butt, who hails from Pakistan.
Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo