Emirates Cricket, in partnership with RedBear Sports (Dubai) and supported by title sponsor Wolf77News.com, has today announced the addition of a 50-over tournament to bolster their highly successful Domestic cricket season.
Titled the ‘Wolf 777 News Emirates D50’, the new tournament, which commences Friday August 27th and played through to Sunday September 19th, bolsters the ECB’s domestic calendar and will sit alongside their existing D10 and D20 events.
In a proven format the six-competing teams, carrying the names of Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah and Emirates Blues, will comprise of a mix of the Emirates most talented senior and up-and-coming male players. All matches will be played at the Rajasthan Royals Academy at ‘The Emirates Sevens Stadium Dubai’ (UAE), 16 of the 18 games will be live streamed, and, for the first time, the final round, semi finals and the final will be broadcast live on Dubai Sports.
Mubashshir Usmani, Secretary General Emirates Cricket said: “The addition of the Wolf 777 News Emirates D50 to our calendar is an important strategic milestone for us, as we develop and deepen our player pool in 50 over cricket.” “It’s very important that our players continue to be challenged and given opportunities to grow under match-day pressure, and for our high performance team to identify and assess the next group of representative players as we look toward the ICC’s Associate playing and pathway calendar being finalized and re-introduced.” added Usmani.
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