Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) has today announced the UAE National (Men’s) team will play Cricket Australia in an international T20i on Monday October 22nd.
To be played at Abu Dhabi Zayed Cricket Stadium (Oval 1) the match will be a daytime fixture starting at 14:00, with free entry to the ground to watch.
Zayed Abbas, Emirates Cricket Board Spokesperson said; “We are delighted to be in a position to announce this fixture and we are extremely grateful to the ICC for their support in accrediting the Abu Dhabi Oval for T20 International cricket at such short notice Our thanks also goes out to to Cricket Australia for approaching this opportunity so positively, and especially to the Pakistan Cricket Board for permitting this match during their home tour in the UAE with Australia. It has been an incredible effort from all parties to bring this match to fruition.”
Waleed Bukhatir, Emirates Cricket Board Chief Selector stated; “This match will provide an exceptionally good test for our players. We need them to be put under pressure and for them to focus more intently by being challenged by higher ranked, leading teams within our game. To do so it is vitally important for the Full member countries, and the ICC to support and provide the Associates with such opportunities. We are extremely thankful to the ICC, Cricket Australia and the Pakistan Cricket Board for supporting this match.”