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Sharjah Cricket Council announces 46th edition of Bukhatir Premier League

Khalaf Bukhatir is ready to serve the cricket in the UAE. — Supplied photo
Khalaf Bukhatir is ready to serve the cricket in the UAE. — Supplied photo

Sharjah - Registration to participate in this iconic 50-over tournament is now open to local, regional and international teams



By Team KT

Published: Sun 24 Jan 2021, 3:59 PM

Starting the year on an exciting note, the Sharjah Cricket Council has announced that the 46th edition of the Bukhatir Premier League is confirmed to start on February 5, 2021.

Registration to participate in this iconic 50-over tournament is now open to local, regional and international teams with cash prizes worth more than Dh25,000 up for grabs. Matches will be played across Sharjah Cricket Stadium and The Pavilion, Al Dhaid, and each team will receive dedicated team kits and branding opportunities on site, not to mention the chance to play at least three matches.

“When Abdul Rahman Bukhatir, the patron of cricket in the UAE, started the tournament in 1974, he couldn’t have predicted its success or longevity. Over the years the Bukhatir League attracted the best corporate teams and gradually established itself as the top contest of the annual fixtures. The tournament has become a powerful foundation of cricket in the UAE and to play in it is a matter of great prestige for local talent,” said Khalaf Bukhatir, CEO of Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

“It is also matter of great pride to have given so many youngsters an opportunity to chase their sporting dreams,” he added.

Sharjah Cricket Stadium holds the record for the most number of ODIs hosted in a venue with 241 ODIs. The venue for 12 exciting IPL 2020 matches and the Women’s T20 Challenge, the stadium has been lauded in recent months not just in ÙAE and India but globally for maintaining its prestigious spot as a great place to play. The stage is now set for the premier local tournament that has been the training ground for young aspirants over four decades.

“The zeal for the mission has been unabated. Ever since it was set up, the Sharjah Cricket Council has relentlessly pursued a singular goal of improving the cricket infrastructure in the Emirate and nurturing the nascent talent in the territory. The Bukhatir league is one if its most powerful pillars and further cements Sharjah Cricket Stadium’s reputation as a top venue in the world of cricket,” added Bukhatir.

To register for the Bukhatir Premier League email cricket@sharjahcricket.ae or call 050-677-7023


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