Chaya Mughal to lead UAE in ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier 2023

Publish at: August 25 2023

Dubai, 10 May 2023: Seasoned all-rounder Chaya Mughal will lead the UAE Women’s team in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier 2023. The tournament will be played in Malaysia. 

Esha Oza will be Chaya’s deputy (vice-captain). Former UAE Men’s captain Ahmed Raza will be the team’s head coach. 


UAE will play Bhutan in their opening match on Thursday, 31 August in Kaula Lumpur. Their next match is against the hosts Malaysia on Friday, 1 September. On Sunday, 3 September UAE face Qatar and on Wednesday 6 September Chaya’s side takes on Nepal. 


UAE Women’s captain Chaya Mughal: “The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier 2023 is an important event for us. Our aim is to qualify for the main tournament next year. The team has worked hard in the lead-up to this event and we are confident of producing good performances in Malaysia. Our squad is well balanced and we are all keen on making a big impression and help our team achieve the qualification target.” 


The semi-finals will be played on 8 September with the final scheduled for Saturday, 9 September. 


UAE squad for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier 2023: Chaya Mughal (captain), Esha Oza (vice-captain), Al Maseera Jahangir, Avanee Sunil Patil, Indhuja Nandakumar, Kavisha Kumari Egodage, Khushi Mohan Sharma, Lavanya Keny, Rinitha Rajith, Samaira Dharnidharka, Siya Swarup Gokhale, Suraksha Kotte, Theertha Satish and Vaishnave Mahesh. 


Support staff: Subha Venkataraman (manager), Ahmed Raza (head coach), Nupur Nandan (physiotherapist). 


ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier – UAE’s matches:

31 August – Bhutan vs UAE 

1 September – UAE vs Malaysia 

3 September – Qatar vs UAE

4 September – Bahrain vs UAE

6 September – Nepal vs UAE

8 September – Semi-Finals

9 September – Final 

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