Keith Dutch to lead MCC in UAE and Oman
Keith Dutch, the former Middlesex and Somerset offspinner, will captain a young Marylebone Cricket Club team on its tour of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman starting on February 20.
The team also includes former England A and Gloucestershire player Kadeer Ali on the tour, which is a mixture of 50 over and Twenty20 matches against the UAE and Oman national teams and UAE club teams.
MCC squad: Keith Dutch (Capt.) (Middlesex, Somerset), Tom Allin (Cardiff MCCU), Adnan Akram (Essex), Arfan Akram (Essex), David Balcolmbe (Hampshire), Eddie Ballard (Cambridge MCCU), Gregg Brown (Bath CC), Kadeer Ali (Gloucestershire), Will Gidman (MCC Young Cricketers, Durham), Luke Jarvis (East Bierley CC), Richard King (Loughborough/Northamptonshire), Steve Snell (wk) (Gloucestershire), Jonathon Wightman (Durham MCCU, South Northumberland CC); Tim Robinson (Nottinghamshire & First Class Umpire)
Itinerary: February 20 v Emirates Palace Gentlemen (Twenty20) (Abu Dhabi); February 21 (day/night) v Abu Dhabi XI (50 overs) (Abu Dhabi); February 23 v United Arab Emirates (50 overs) (Abu Dhabi); February 25 v Sharjah XI (50 overs) (Sharjah); February 27 v Fly Emirates (50 overs) (Dubai); February 28 v Oman (Twenty20) (Muscat); March 1 v Oman (50 overs) (Muscat)
Kanishkaa Balachandran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo