Emirates Cricket Board have today announced that the UAE Men’s side will play in a five-day 50-over match series against Zimbabwe A, in Dubai, commencing Thursday November 9th and concluding Saturday November 18th.
Waleed Bukhatir, Emirates Cricket Board Member and Chief Selector said; “As our Men’s team begin what is a very intensive playing calendar, it is imperative they continue to be exposed to various competitive preparation matches, ones that will challenge both their physical and mental approach to managing match-day situations.” “We are delighted to host the Zimbabwe A side for this series, and believe it will be a thrilling encounter and provide our players with a solid platform for their continued growth.” “Also, our management team is in the final stages of planning some interactive coaching sessions, and activities which, alongside the action, will entertain and engage spectators. We look forward to sharing these activities very soon.”
Four matches, including the final match, will be played at the ICC Academy with one match played at the iconic Dubai International Stadium. Day matches will commence at 9.30am and will be played Thursday November 9th, Saturday 11th and Saturday 18th at the ICC Academy. With the two day-night games starting at 2pm and played Monday November 13th at the Dubai International Stadium, and Thursday November 16th at the ICC Academy.
Entry to all games, at the ICC Academy (Dubai) and the Dubai International Stadium, is open to all and free.