UAE to play Zimbabwe A in 50-over series in Dubai

By Rajive Singh

DUBAI 7 November 2017: The Emirates Cricket Board announced that the UAE Men’s side will play in a five-day 50-over match series against Zimbabwe A, in Dubai, starting on Thursday, November 9th and concluding on Saturday, November 18th.

Waleed Bukhatir, Emirates Cricket Board Member and Chief Selector, said, “As our men’s team begin what is a very intensive match calendar, it is imperative that 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,” said Wam

“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 09.30 and will be played on November 9th, 11th and 18th at the ICC Academy. Two ‘day-night’ games starting at 2 p.m. will be played, one on Monday, November 13th, at the Dubai International Stadium, and the other on Thursday, November 16th, at the ICC Academy.

Entry to all games is open and free.