Emirates Cricket Board has today announced the Men’s team that will represent the UAE at the 2016 Asia Cup T20 Qualifier tournament, to be played in Bangladesh Friday, February 19th through to Monday, February 22nd 2016. UAE’s first game will be played on the Friday against Afghanistan (1.30pm start), with their second game played Sunday against Hong Kong (6pm start), the third and final game, against Oman, will be played Monday (6pm start).

The Emirati Development Program, an initiative of Emirates Cricket Board to hone cricketing skills of promising talent especially Emirati youth – has started on the front foot by garnering positive response in Al Ain. Launched in early 2015, the first phase of the development program was rolled out in September 2015 in the garden city of the United Arab Emirates, registering 280 students of ages 8 to 12 years in weekly training classes across 4 schools –Al Sadara, Al Tamayouz, Tareq Bin Ziyad, and Al Tafouq.