Continuing our sports reputation as a truly global game, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in partnership with Cricket Australia, has secured the hosting rights for the prestigious 2017 World Indoor Cricket Federation (WICF) World Cup.
The event will attract approximately 400 players and officials and will be held over 7 days of competition from 16-23 September 2017, in Dubai’s newly renovated Insportz Club. It will bring together the finest indoor cricketing talent from nations including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, England, Sri Lanka, India, Singapore, Malaysia and the UAE.
Emirates Cricket Board Member and spokesperson, Zayed Abbas, was thrilled that the UAE had been chosen as the host city for World Cup. “To secure an International event for the very best indoor cricketers is a major coup, and we look forward to welcoming all participants and building a strong and productive partnership with the World Indoor Cricket Federation,” said Abbas.
Established in 1997, Insportz Club is the Middle East’s first indoor sports facility with fully air conditioned multipurpose courts.
Insportz Club Marketing Manager, Prameela Nadkarni said, “Insportz Club’s focus is on providing world class sporting facilities and developing local sporting talent to help us attract top level competition. With over 20 years of experience in indoor cricket, we look forward to putting on a successful World Cup.”
The 10th edition of the WICF World Cup will involve players competing in the Open Men’s; Open Women’s; 22 & Under Men’s, and; 22 & Under Women’s divisions, with Australia the reigning World Champions in each of the four divisions.
Cricket Australia will act in partnership with the ECB and Insportz Club to host the competition.
For further information about the World Cup, please visit worldindoorcricketfederation.